Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Stanley Clayes Memorial Essay Competition!
First Place went to Mary Lutze, for her essay "Advancing Accessibility: The 'Radical Deaf Theatre' of Aaron Sawyer's The Vineyard." This essay also won the Anthony Ellis Award for the best graduate student essay for the 2017 Comparative Drama Conference.
Second place was awarded to Danielle Richards, for her essay "Tyranny and Bestial Barbarity in Windsor-Forest."
The essays were judged by the faculty of the Committee on Graduate Programs. Submissions were read “blind”; i.e., the identities of the authors were not disclosed to the judges. In the first round of judging, no professor read a paper that was written for his or her own course.
Congratulations to our winners on their excellent work!