The IPRH research prizes recognize outstanding humanities research at the University of Illinois, with awards given at the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty levels. Congratulations to this year's winners!
Winner: François Proulx (French and Italian), “Bourget, the Chambige Affair, and the Queer Seductions of the Novel,” from Victims of the Book: Reading and Masculinity in Fin-de-Siècle France (University of Toronto Press, 2019)
Honorable Mention: Eduardo Ledesma (Spanish and Portuguese), “Staging the Spanish Civil War: History and Re-enactment in Joris Ivens’ The Spanish Earth (1937),” Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies (Nov 2019)
GRADUATE STUDENT PRIZES
Winner: Megan Gargiulo (Spanish and Portuguese), “Debility and Domination in Recogimientos de mujeres in Late Colonial Mexico,” Nominated by Professor Mariselle Meléndez and written for SPAN 599: Thesis Research, directed by Professor Meléndez.
Honorable Mention: Ji Hyea Hwang (Comparative and World Literature), “Domesticity in the Trilogies of Sean O’Casey and Yu Ch’i-jin,” nominated by Professor Robert Tierney and submitted for CWL 599: Thesis Research, directed by Professor Tierney.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT PRIZE
Winner: Emma Olson, “Margery Kempe as Mankind: The Influence of East Anglian Drama on The Book of Margery Kempe,” nominated by Professor Carol Symes and submitted for HIST 490: Honors Independent Study, directed by Professor Symes.