C19 Rising Scholar Prize
The C19 Rising Scholar Prize recognizes the top paper presented at the 2022 C19: Reconstructions Conference by a member in the early stages of their career. The prize comes with an award of $250.
The C19 Rising Scholar Prize Committee is thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2022 Rising Scholar Prize is Clare Mullaney for her paper, “Textual Recovery: ‘Wildering Language’ and a Crip Editorial Practice.” The committee agreed that the paper adds an original and important framework to the ethics of recovery by offering a “genealogy of disability told not through biological lineages but textual transmissions.” Mullaney’s astute analysis of work by contemporary poet John Lee Clark alongside nineteenth-century poet Lydia Sigourney generates new ways of theorizing access, audience, and originality.
The committee is also pleased to award two honorable mentions (in alphabetical order):
Eve Eure, “Reconstructing the Language of the Black Settler”
Courtney Murray, “Rebirthing of Henry Box Brown: Interstitial/Feminine Infused Spaces, Places, and Structures in Nineteenth-Century Narratives”
The members of this year's prize committee were Sari Edelstein (chair), Nat Hurley, and Lindsay Reckson
2020 C19 Inaugural Rising Scholar Prize
Ben Pokross, “Materializing the Vanished: Simon Pokagon’s Birch Bark Rebuke”
Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order):
Daniella Cádiz Bedini, “‘The Lost Boy of Cuba’: Translation and Affective Reinterpretation in Blake; Or, the Huts of America”
Andrew Erlandson, “Intemperate Reform: Crip Associations in Walt Whitman’s Franklin Evans”
Don James McLaughlin, “In Defense of Miasma: Microscopic Myopia in Rebecca Harding Davis and Fitz-James O’Brien’s ‘The Diamond Lens’”
Prize Committee: Anna Brickhouse (chair), Ren Heintz, and Greg Laski