Avie Bennett Prize in Canadian Literature
Contest opens April 2020
Every year instructors of Canadian literature courses from the Department of English & Writing Studies are invited to recommend the best essay submitted for credit within the current academic year.
A prize of $650 plus a selection of books from The New Canadian Library is awarded annually for the best essay written by an undergraduate student registered in a Canadian Literature course within the Department of English & Writing Studies.
- Entries must be submitted by Friday, April 10, 2020.
- Students must be registered on main campus.
- You should submit work that has not hitherto been published or won an award in any other competition.
- Eligible essays should receive a mark of at least 85%.
- Entries must be submitted in hard copy only to the Department of English and Writing Studies, University College, Room 2401B, Western University with the mark and instructor’s comments included.
- The winning entry will be named by April 30, 2020.
- The winner will be notified by email.
- The results will be posted on the Department of English and Writing Studies website and social media channels.
Inquiries to: Shelli Hunter | email@example.com
|2019||Meher Hakim||“The Japanese-Canadian Experience: Dehumanization, Rape, and Blame in Joy Kowaga’s Obasan”||English 2501E||Professors Pauline Wakeham and Richard Moll|
|2018||Roshana Ghaedi||"Trauma, Photography, and Fragmentation in Timothy Findley’s The Wars”||English 2501E||Professors Manina Jones and David Bentley|
|2017||Jennifer Tombs||"How the Symbol of the B'gwus Functions as a Way of Speaking Back to Colonial Narratives in Monkey Beach"||English 3880G||Professors Manina Jones and Donna Pennee|
|2016||Mitchell Horkoff||"The Static City and the City in Flux": Navigating Cultural Identity Through Urbanity in Barometer||English 2309E||Professor Richard Moll|
|2015||Emma Lammers||"A Marriage of Documentary and Myth: Regionality in James Reaney's Sticks and Stones"||English 3776G||Professors Donna Pennee and Pauline Wakeham|
|2014||Elizabeth DiEmanuele||"The Repugnant Subject: Contradiction in the Indian Act of 1876"||English 3880G|
|2013||Erin Lamotte||"Ambivalence Towards Postmodernism in the Employment of Historiographic Metafiction in Alice Munro's "Menesteung" and Timothy Findley's The Wars"||English 2309E|
|2012||Nicole Askin||"Multifaceted Millions: National Identity in Shane Koyczan's 'We Are More'"||English 3774E|
|2011||Emily Kring||"Deconstructing Two-Spiritedness: Kent Monkham, Miss Chief, and Binary Blending"||English 4720G|
|2010||Paige-Tiffany Beck||"Somewhere Between Blue-Face and Banditos: The Theatrical 'Borderlands' in The Adventures of Ali & Ali and the aXes of Evil and Fronteras Americanas"||English 2470G|
|2009||Matthew Waddell||"Me, Myself, and I: Questioning Empathy"||English 2470G|
|2008||Lisa Madokoro||"Mapping Home: Questioning Space and Place in Princess Pocahontas and The Unnatural And Accidental Women"||English 474F|
|2007||Tara McDonald||"Wacousta's Winsome Women: The Portrayal of European and Native Femininity in the Canadian Council Project"||English 274E|
|2006||David Barrick||"thingness with capitalism (post theoretical politics as decribed in by Nichol"||English 160E|
|2005||Colleen Daniher||"The Canadian Musical: Producing a Soundscape of Identity"||English 287G|
|2004||Jordan Berard||"Finding the 'Voice to Utter Such Catastrophe': Revolution in Canadian Holocaust Poetry"||English 274E|
|2003||Elizabeth Bohnert||"Coyote in Drag: Gender Difference and Appropriation of Native Mythology"||English 274E|
|2002||Danielle Picard||"'A Double Wound': Social Injustice and Bodily Harm in Joy Kogawa's Obasan"||English 160E|