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Skidmore College
English Department

Dear English Department,

It is my great pleasure to announce our second round of award winners for this year. The winners will be honored at our upcoming Awards Ceremony, Friday, April 30, at 1:45 via zoom. Look for the invitation to come to your inbox soon. The judges thank the nominating faculty and the students whose work they read and came to learn about. Their labors have been delightful.

And the winners are:

  • EN 103/105/105H Distinguished Writing Award: Annika Johnson's "Letter to my Future Daughter" (written for Tim Wientzen's Meltdown: Literature, Culture, and Climate)
  • EN 110 Distinguished Writing Award: Emma Stratman's "Kevin Young's 'Ode to the Midwest' as a Love Letter to Passive Aggression" (written for Wendy Lee's Introduction to Literary Studies)
  • 200-level Distinguished Writing Award: Natalie Jew's "Dreaming Awake" (written for Kate Greenspan's The European Lyric in the Middle Ages)
  • 300-level Distinguished Writing Award: Salvatore Juliano's "Out of the Closet and Into the Gaze: Immaculate Masculinity and Gay Shame in James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room" (written for Joseph Cermatori's Literature and Philosophy: Existentialism)
  • The Miranda Warner Award:  Jackie Allaire-MacDonald's "Reading the Brontë Canon for Feminist Messages" (written for Catherine Golden's The Brontës)
  • Distinguished Writing Award in Nonfiction, Given in Memory of Samantha Sasenarine: Sophie Wolfman, "Fairfield Hills"
  • Distinguished Writing Award in Poetry: Zeynep Inanoglu, three poems
  • Writing Center Award: Maalik Dunkley

Please join me in congratulating our winners! 

In celebration, Barbara Black