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Events and awards in memory of
Nora Folkenflik

Link to memorial readings, lectures, and workshops

Nora Folkenflik was born on November 16, 1966, in Ithaca, New York. She attended the Harley School, Primrose Hill Infants' School, Top of the World in Laguna Beach, the American School in London, Phillips Exeter Academy, and Yale, where she loved being part of a student literary magazine. Nora won several awards at Exeter and Yale for writing and research in Paris, and these student awards at the University of California, Irvine, are established in honor of her delight in intellectual work and play. She took great delight in the interchange of creative and civic ideas with her wonderful and generous friends. She spent four years in Europe: Berlin, Bologna, Montpellier. Nora returned to live in Seattle, Washington, where she worked for universal health care and for NARAL. In The Odyssey, "shining among women" is Homer's heroic epithet for strong and beautiful women, and "shining among goddesses" for Athene. 1995.

HUMANITIES CORE COURSE STUDENT WRITING AWARDS

Humanities Core Course Memorial Essay Prize,
2007-2008
for best essay in "Thinking|Making|Doing":

Eric Hoobs, "Women Artists in the Weimar Republic: Hannah Hoch"

 

 

 

Humanities Core Course Memorial Essay Prize,
2006-2007
for best essay in "Associations/Dissociations: Family-State, Nation-Empire, Global-Local"

Michael Palzes, "To Endeavor Peace: A Counterargument to Hobbes's State of War"

 

 

Humanities Core Course Memorial Essay Prize,
2005-2006
for best essay in "Associations/Dissociations: Family-State, Nation-Empire, Global-Local"

Jessie Zexi Li

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'"Inevitable Demise: George Orwell's Burmese Days"

Humanities Core Course Memorial Essay Prize,
2004-2005
for best essay in "Associations/Dissociations: Family-State, Nation-Empire, Global-Local"

Camille L. Wolpe,

"Suspension of Civil Liberties: Paranoia or Necessity?" link

Humanities Core Course Memorial Essay Prize, 2003-2004

Timothy W. Martin,
"The Elephant in the Bedroom": Nazi laws about homosexuality

Humanities Core Course Memorial Essay Prize, 2003-2004

Hans Behrens,
"The Festival of Supreme Politics": the French Revolution

HUMANITIES CORE COURSE PRIZES FOR BEST ESSAY OF 1997-2003:

Lydia C. Rickert: "Bridget Bishop: Taking One for the Team" (2002-2003), on the Salem Witch Trials
Lorrel Brown: "The Cycle of Slavery" (1999-2000)
Christina Pham: "Mine is the Speech that Cannot be Silenced," on Buchi Emecheta and Joseph Conrad (2000-2001)
Stephanie Wong: "Measuring Marriage," on Measure for Measure (2001-2002)
Michael Miller: "Uneasy Contacts," on The Tempest (1998-1999)
Yama Rahyar: "Siamese Dream: A Requiem for Cold War Idealism in Four Parts " (1997-1998)

ENGLISH 28 INTRODUCTION TO THE MAJOR: BEST ESSAY AWARD

 

Memorial Essay Prize, 2006-2007

Patricia Harrington,
"The Illusion of Memory in Williams' Menagerie"

 

Memorial Essay Prize, 2005-2006

Spencer Seward,
"Orpheus Descending and Societal Corruption"

Memorial Essay Prize 2004-2005

Leigh Crawford

Memorial Essay Prize 2003-2004
Lisa Wright,
"Frankenstein: A Critique of Tyranny,
A Glorification of Free Will"

ENGLISH 28 BEST ESSAY AWARDS FOR 1999-2003

2003 Alina Darabant
2002 William Tanner
2001 Sheree Richards
2000 Dominic Hwang
1999 Regina Bergquist

 
  INSTRUCTOR E28 AWARDS FOR TEACHING IN THE INTRODUCTION TO THE MAJOR
  Michele Currie, 2006-2007

 

Aaron Winter, 2005-2006 and 2004-2005

 

Janet Neary, 2005-2006

Vanessa Osborne, 2004-2005
John Williams, 2003-2004

Previous Awards for Teaching in English 28

Todd Pickett
Glenn Davis

Summer Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

Aaron Winter, "The Laughing Dove: Satire in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Anti-War Rhetoric."
Summer 2007.

 

Anna Kornbluh, "Ethics of Surplus: Libidinal, Tropological, and Financial Economies in Mid-Victorian Realist Form."
Summer 2006.