Hella Bloom’s essay "Ghostly Pleasures: Narrative Erotics and the Death-Wish in Keats's 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci,"' has won the first annual Scott Simpkins Prize. This $500 scholarship is awarded yearly to an English Department graduate student who has written an outstanding essay on some aspect of literary or cultural theory.
Darcy Lewis won the 2012 UNT Honor’s day "Best Graduate Essay Award" for a paper entitled "'Lost in Infinite Perspectives' of Death and the Sea: Absence and the Paradox of Displacement in Moby-Dick."
Heidi Cephus is this year’s recipient of the fifth annual Pearla Irene Marquez Memorial Scholarship in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. She won for her essay, "Hamlet and the Sensory Experience of Play Going."
Congratulations to everyone!