Undergraduate Awards

Announcements of and links to the essays for the EWS Undergraduate Awards

2018 Edith Wharton Undergraduate Research Prize

Emma Pierce, University of California, Irvine, for “The Stairs Not Taken: Domestic Space, Gender Roles, and Power in The House of Mirth”

2017 Edith Wharton Undergraduate Research Prize

Aidan Selmer, College of William and Mary, for “Risk and the Self-Fashioning Women in Wharton’s House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, and Summer.

2015 Undergraduate Essay Prize Winner
Brittany BarronLily Bart’s “Process of Crystallization” Changing Brier Rose’s Fate in The House of Mirth

2014 Undergraduate Essay Prize Winners
Angela Sammarone, for “Edith Wharton and Race: Tracing Race throughout The Custom in the Country”

Lindsay Wrinn, for “The Custom of the Country: Male Hysteria, Virginity Loss, and Patriarchal Upheaval at the Turn of the Century”