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Writing Awards for all Ohio State Campuses Won by OSU-Lima Students 

 

Michael Keith

First Place, $150, 2011-2012 The BUSEY AWARD

Rear Window and Post-War Gender Dynamics

 For:  Professor John Hellmann, English 578

The BUSEY AWARD is accompanied by $150 in recognition of the best critical essay written during the previous year in any undergraduate course of the Interdisciplinary Film Studies Program at The Ohio State University. It is open to students from all Ohio State campuses.

David C. Pricer

First Place, $150, 2009-2010 The BUSEY AWARD

Stanley Kubrick: "Purity of Essence" Purified

 For:  Professor John Hellmann, English 578

The BUSEY AWARD is accompanied by $150 in recognition of the best critical essay written during the previous year in any undergraduate course of the Interdisciplinary Film Studies Program at The Ohio State University. It is open to students from all Ohio State campuses.

Nellie Smith

First Place, $300, 2008-2009 Robert E. Reiter Prize for Critical Analysis

Mimetic Desire and the Violent Primitive in The Return of the Native

 For:  Professor Beth Sutton-Ramspeck, English 564.02

The Robert E. Reiter Prize for Critical Analysis awards $300 to the best critical essay written in an undergraduate English course at the Ohio State University in the previous year. It is open to students from all Ohio State campuses.

Matt Riffle

Honorable Mention for the 2009 Film Studies Program Best Undergraduate Essay Award

Wings of Change

 For:  Professor John Hellmann,  English 578

Nellie Smith

First Place, $300, 2007-2008 Robert E. Reiter Prize for Critical Analysis 

Shattered Glasses: Symbolism of the Female Gaze in Strangers on a Train.

 For:  Professor John Hellmann,  English 578.02

A careful analysis of the motif of female voyeurism in Alfred Hitchcock’s film Strangers on a Train, this essay shows how the female gaze contrasts to the usual patriarchal assumption that women are to be watched and not to watch. The paper examines the connection between voyeurism and the implication of secret knowledge, and how the three central women characters defy cultural conventions, each with varying success.

The Robert E. Reiter Prize for Critical Analysis awards $300 to the best critical essay written in an undergraduate English course at the Ohio State University in the previous year.  It is open to students from all Ohio State campuses.

Rebecca Nutt

First Place, $250, 2005-2006 Robert E. Reiter Prize for Critical Analysis 

Denunciation of Faith: Charles A. Swinburne’s “A Forsaken Garden”

 For:  Professor Beth Sutton-Ramspeck,  English 541

By analyzing textual details of "The Forsaken Garden," by nineteenth century poet Algernon Charles Swinburne, along with its historical, scientific, and biographical underpinnings, this paper shows that Swinburne rejected religious ideas about the creation and destruction of the world and instead found paradoxical comfort in geological and biological cycles of birth and death.

The Robert E. Reiter Prize for Critical Analysis awards $250 to the best critical essay written in an undergraduate English course at the Ohio State University in the previous year. It is open to students from all Ohio State campuses.

 

Stephanie Verhoff 

First Place, $250, 2004-2005 Robert E. Reiter Prize for Critical Analysis 

“Wild versus Domestic: Narrative Structure, Doubling, and Romance in Wuthering Heights

 For:  Professor Beth Sutton-Ramspeck,  English 564.02

This essay looks at narrative theory and the structure of Wuthering Heights to examine how Emily Brontë manipulates narrative closure.  It explores how the structure of the novel and its use of doubling seem to suggest a simultaneous favoring of the traditional (domestic) and nontraditional (wild) relationships presented in the work.

The Robert E. Reiter Prize for Critical Analysis awards $250 to the best critical essay written in an undergraduate English course at the Ohio State University in the previous year. It is open to students from all Ohio State campuses.

 

Ashley Conkle 

Honorable Mention, 2004-2005 William Jennings Bryan Prize

 
“Eisenhower’s Impact on National Defense”

For:  Professor William Angel, Political Science 501

 
This essay discusses Eisenhower’s contributions to American defense during his presidency.  It considers the President’s impact on the National Security Council and on defensive and offensive technology developed at the time.  The essay considers Eisenhower’s role in keeping the defense budget low while still preparing the United States to better defend itself against the Soviet threat.

 
The William Jennings Bryan Prize is awarded by the Political Science Department to the best essay written on American Politics by an undergraduate in a Political Science class.  The contest is open to students from all Ohio State campuses.                                                                                                                 

 



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