Barbara A. Hanawalt Graduate Essay Award
2021: Maggie Wilson, History of Art, “The Book of Fate Speaks Back”
2020: Maggie Wilson, History of Art, "A League of Their Own: Reading material produced for nuns in 17th century Salzburg"
2019: Clint Morrison, English, "Peripheral Vision: Choreographing Description in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"
2018: Nicholas Hoffman, English, "Feeling Through the Anchorhold: The Tactility of Enclosure in Ancrene Wisse"
2017: Eric Brinkman, Theatre, "You kiss by th'book: Early Modern Stage Kissing in Romeo and Juliet and a Chaste Maid in Cheapside"
2016: Manuel Jacquez, English, "Treacherous Instruments: The Poisonous Properties of English Renaissance Drama"
2015: Peter Moeller, Music, “Variety within Unity: Sanctus sanctorum exultatio”
2014: Miguel Valerio, Spanish and Portuguese, "The First Afro-Mexican Confraternity: Carnival, Betrayal, and Power in Sixteenth-Century New Spain”
2013: Ankur Desai, History of Art, “Medieval Cosmetic Culture, Idolatry and the Painted Image”
2012: Jonathan Holmes, English, “‘You mean to try my cunning’: Bel-imperia’s Agency in The Spanish Tragedy”
2011: Rebecca Favorito, History, “A Sealed Charter from the Reign of Edward II: Description and Context”
2011: Ivana Rosenblatt, History of Art (Runner up), “Unbinding the Arma Christi”
2010: John Richards, Greek and Latin, “Leonardo Bruni᾿s Bellum Italicum”
Stanley J. Kahrl Undergraduate Essay Award
2021: Ruby Napora, English and Economics, “’Monstrous Hungry’: Food, The Body, and Gender in Beaumont and Fletcher’s Love’s Cure, or The Martial Maid”
2020: Megan Jans, Philosophy, 'Animal Farm: Human Dignity, the Natural Order, and Animal Imagery in Shakespeare's King Lear.'
2019: Emma Picht, History, “Theories on the Natural State of Woman”
Sam Turner, English; Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, “Meanings of Euphuistic Language in non-Lylian Contemporary Works”
2018: Logan Householder, Enlglish, "'This uncouth dream, of evil sprung': Art, Nature, and the Paradox of Godless Creation in Paradise Lost"
2017: Michelle Sdao, History, "Justin's Demonology in Late Antique and Reformation Christianity: The Polemical Rhetoric against Saint Cults"
2016: Emily Ennis, History, "Manners, Medicine, and God’s Grace: Commonplacing in 'The practice of physick'"
2015: Max Stevenson, Medieval and Renaissance Studies and English double major, “Sweeping Hrothgar's Floor: The Forswapan Pun and Theories of Humor in Old English”
2014: Brett Warrick-Schkolnik, Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife, "A Spartan in Canton: An Inspector Maximus Mystery"
2013: Carolyn Weltman, English and Environmental Policy double major, “To Capture the Tower”
Runner-up: Kara Shockey, English and Medieval & Renaissance Studies double major, “The Mystery Behind the Bear: Lord Robert Dudley of Leicester”
2012: Rachel Mihalko, History of Art, “Flemish Painting in the Counter Reformation: A Close Look at Rubens’ Christ Triumphant”
2011: Isabelle Bateson-Brown, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, French, International Studies, “Rereading Medieval Music: Codicological context of a Cistercian Service Book”
2010: Laura Mucenski, English, “Elizabeth Barton, the ‘Holy Maid of Kent’”
2009: Teresa Nelson, English, “Whores and Horses in Early Modern Drama”
2008: Emily Rock, English, “You ha᾿ little cause to say so᾿: Misperceptions and Self-Perceptions of the Female Characters in Othello”
2007: Anna Messinger, Communication, “Half a Loaf and a Tilted Cup: The Diffusion of Hospitality Throughout the Norse Cosmos”
2006: Roopa Thakur, English/Biology, “Chivalry and Courtly Honor in the Medieval and Victorian Illustrations of the Legends of Sir Lancelot and Sir Gawain”
2005: Kevin Ashenbach, English, “The Spirit of Giddiness: Man᾿s Subjugation of Text in Protestant Europe and Twelfth Night”
2004: Jason Randel, Engineering Physics, “The False Binary: Narration versus Story in the Roman de Silence”
2003: Michelle Lee, History of Art
2002: Michelle Stiers, History
2001: Jon Anderson, Philosophy
2000: Mark Degroh, History
1999: Kristina Toland, History of Art
1998: Jennifer Jaye Puckett, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
1997: Sally Burma, Women's Studies
1995: Rebecca Karnak, English
1994: Shi Liang Lei, Computer and Information Science
1991: John Murphy, History
1990: Emerson Foster, English
1989: Frederich Schultz, History
1988: Donald Fallon, English
1987: Christopher Grierson, History
Stanley J. Kahrl Graduate Essay Award
2009: Karen Bruce, English, “Constructing a Model of Disability for Ninth-Century Anglo-Saxon England”
Runner-up: Sarah Kernan, History, “Bakers Behaving Badly and Other Seedy Stories About Bread in Late Medieval England”
Runner-up: Ivana Rosenblatt, History of Art, “Painting the Glance”
2008: Kasia Jazdzewska, Greek and Latin, “Hagiographic Adventure: Niketas and: His Life of Theoktiste”
2007: Ryan Judkins, English, “Aristocratic Wrappings: Transforming Magic in William of Palerne”
2006: Matthew Chudnow, East Asian Languages and Literatures, “The ‘Kiritsubo᾿ Chapter and The Song of Lasting Regret: Intertextual Dynamics in Murasaki Shikibu᾿s Genji monogatari (The Tale of Genji)”
2005: Rachel Clark, English, “‘All this I give, let me possess thy grace᾿: Robert Dudley and the Rhetoric of the Queen᾿s Body in Gorboduc and The Lady of May”
2004: James Bennett, History
2003: Steven Galbraith, English
2002: Lisa Balbanlilar, History
2001: Andrew Mitchell, History
2000: Michelle Wolfe, History
1999: Richard Groening, History
1998: Thomas Stewart, Linguistics
1997: Dawn Metcalf, History of Art
1996: Cynthia Whittman, English
1995: Jennifer Anderson, History
1994: Thomas Olsen, English
1993: Clifford Rogers, History
1992: Amy Goodburn, English
1991: Ansgar Maria Spinrath, German
1991: Barbara Brumbaugh, English
1990: Eulmee Park, Music History
1989: Scott Davison, Philosophy
1988: Robert Knotts, History of Art
1987: Lois Niedzwiedski, Romance Languages