Christina McCabe, Trang Anh Thi Do and Britni Tokheim have been named winners in this year’s English Department Essay Contest. The three each wrote the best essay in their respective categories.

 The contest was open to all first-year students enrolled in 100-level English courses during the 2009-10 academic year. Each winner will be awarded $75.

The winners and the titles of their papers are:

  • Christina McCabe, “A Little Bit Goes a Long Way,” an essay about Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road.This essay was written for Professor Kelly Larson’s ENGL 110 course.
  • Trang Anh Thi Do, “Dead Man’s Cell Phone: A Wireless Connection to the Audience,” an essay about Sarah Ruhl’s drama, which is the English Department’s spring Common Text selection. This essay was written for Professor Marla Borer’s ENGL 112 course.
  • Britni Tokheim, “Waugh’s Women: The Influential Perspective,” an essay about Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited. This essay was written for Professor Martin Warren’s ENGL 190 course.