University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English


Departmental Awards

At the end of each year, the English Department awards outstanding students with a number of departmental awards at the department's honors day. Students interested in the Allbee, Pinta, Pope, or Wainwright awards should speak with their English instructors about how to compete for these awards.

Samuel N. Bogorad Memorial Award for the Outstanding Senior in English:

Samuel N. Bogorad taught English at the University of Vermont from 1946 to 1982. In his honor, the Bogorad Award is given to the most outstanding senior majoring in English.

2016-2017 Recipient:

Sarah A. Evans

2015-2016 Recipient:

John M. Marchinkoski

Marion Berry Allbee Award for Excellence in Composition:

Several awards for outstanding non-fiction writing are given through a fund established by Dr. Roger Allbee, UVM College of Medicine, in memory of his wife, UVM Class of 1931.

2016-2017 Recipients:

English 001/005: Emily C. Pareles for "Humane Society Family"

English 050 and 051: Randi W. Garon for "Ten Days"

English 085/086/100: Elizaveta A. Shkurina for "Tea and Constellations"

Graduate Student: Sean M. Leahy for "Worthy of Any Whatever": Reparative Reading and The Turn of the Screw

2015-2016 Recipients:

English 001: Kamila Coelho for "Over the Border"

English 086 and 100 Level: Alicia Shoko Plamback for "Dismantling the Action in Hills Like Elephants"

Senior English Major: Drew Margaret Pizzo for "Shadowy Objects: Domination and Imitation in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go"

Graduate Student: Clinton Bryant for "The Wye and the How: Posthumanist Theories of Materiality and Embodiment in William Wordsworth's Tintern Abbey"

Douglas A. Pinta Award:

The Pinta Award is presented to a student recognized for excellence in writing.

2016-2017 Recipients:

Addison L. Bale

2015-2016 Recipient:

Marsha E. Camp for "Everlasting Arms"

Danielle Liguori for "Andrew and James"

Rebecca Alice Potter for "Running in Clogs"

Dugan Foley Memorial Award:

The Dugan Foley Memorial Award was established in 1995 in remembrance of Dugan Foley, and goes to a junior who is minoring in film studies.

2016-2017 Recipient:

Catherine E. Leary

2015-2016 Recipient:

Callie M. Bowen

Willard B. Pope Award:

In honor of Dr. Willard Pope, Professor Emeritus of English, this award is given to a junior or senior who excels in the study of Romanticism or Shakespeare.

2016-2017 Recipients:

In Romanticism, Matthew L. Burkett, for his paper "Becom(in)g: Interpretation, Language, and Consciousness in Blake's The Book of Thel."

In Shakespeare, Benjamin Merrylees, for his honors thesis "Sound and Fury: Creating a Graphic Novel Adaptation of Macbeth."

2015-2016 Recipient:

In Romanticism, Jacob Holzman, for his essay "Mary Robinson's Biopolitical Sword: Spontaneity as Gesture."

In Shakespeare, Rebeca Humphrey, for her outstanding work in "Shakespeare and Tragedy."

Benjamin B. Wainwright Prize:

Professor Wainwright taught at UVM from 1925 to 1963. This prize is given to the student who submits the best poem each year.

2015-2016 Recipient:

Eli Karren for his poem, "Portrait of a Small Town Where the Flower Shop Has Committed Suicide."

2014-2015 Recipient:

Aidan Dolbashian for his poem, "Tiger Trap"


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