Arksey Prize Winners

English

The SPU English Department’s Arksey Prize winners for best student essay of the year.

2017

Creative Nonfiction Essay

Acacia Protsman, "'Watched--Observed--Reflected': Anne's Character Development in Persuasion"

Creative Nonfiction Essay

Savannah Hadley, "Home Made"

2016

Critical Essay

Hallie Brinkman, "For Society's Sake: Words, Wit and Courtesy in Much Ado About Nothing"

Creative Nonfiction Essay

Anna Carlson, "Stagnancy and a Feast"

Kelsey Lacanilao, "What Shines From Here"

2015

Critical Essay

Sam Ernest, “A Post-Victorian Petri Dish: Sexuality and Gender in the Bloomsbury Group”

Creative Nonfiction Essay

Haley Stokes,“On Place ”

2014

Critical Essay

Kayla Chronister, “Waiting for Rain: The Fisher King and Fertility in T. S. Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’”

Creative Nonfiction Essay

Brenda Ray, “The Most Beautiful Thing”

2013

Critical Essay

Sara Kenning, “Austen in Autumn: A Seasonal Perspective on Persuasion

Creative Nonfiction Essay

Danielle Myers, “Hobbits and Headlights”

2012

Critical Essay

Jessica Beebe, “Models of an Ethical Reality in David Copperfield, North and South, and The War of the Worlds

Creative Nonfiction Essay

Rebecca Reid, “Gearhart”

2011

2010

Critical Essay

Amanda Stevens, “Drama of Power in Jane Eyre

Creative Nonfiction Essay

Tyler McCabe, “Something Comes Through”

2009

2008

2007

Critical Essay

Christy Wold, “Of Skylarks and Thrushes: Ecstatic Carols and Death in ‘When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d’ and ‘The Darkling Thrush’”

Creative Nonfiction Essay

Christopher Caldwell, "At Home

2006

2005

2004

2003

Joel Hartse

2002

2001

Critical Essay

Kayla Walker, “Somatic Solitude”

Creative Nonfiction Essay

Rosanne Strunk, “Why Poppies?”

Senior English Class

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