All entries must be received by Monday, April 7 at 3:00pm. Electronic submissions are permitted. Below are the prizes that will be awarded by the American Studies Program on Honors Day this year. Seniors working on theses may submit for the American Studies Prize, and seniors writing senior projects may submit for the Eugene Leach Prize. All students may submit essays for the Ann Petry Prize. The Mancall Prize is determined by the faculty.
The American Studies Prize, established by the American Studies Program in 2007, is awarded annually to a graduating senior for the best thesis that makes an original contribution to interdisciplinary work in American culture.
The Eugene Leach Prize in American Studies, established by the American Studies Program in 2011, is awarded annually to the graduating senior for the best project that makes an original contribution to interdisciplinary work in American culture.
The Rosamond M. Mancall Prize, established in 1991 by family and friends in memory of Rosamond M. Mancall, IDP ’73, is awarded annually to an outstanding member of the junior class who is an American Studies major.
The Ann Petry Book Prize was established by the American Studies Program in 1992 to honor Ann Petry, the outstanding African American writer and Connecticut resident. It is awarded to the junior or senior who presents the best essay on race in American culture and its intersections with other conditions, especially gender and class. Submissions may not exceed 25 pages.
· All submissions must be the writer's original work. Papers for courses are welcome, but should be submitted as clean copies.
· Entries should be typed and double-spaced throughout, with the author's name, campus phone and email appearing on the title page only.
· Entrants should retain a copy of their work, as submissions will not be returned.
Please direct submissions to: Veronica Zuniga, American Studies Program Assistant, Seabury Tower 407.