C19 Rising Scholar Prize


The C19 Executive Committee is thrilled to announce the inaugural C19 Rising Scholar Prize. This prize recognizes the top paper presented at the 2020 C19 Virtual Conference by a member in the early stages of their career. C19 members who are either current masters or doctoral students, or scholars who received their PhD in the last 6 years were eligible to submit. The prize carries an honorarium of $250. 

The members of the prize committee were Anna Brickhouse (chair), Ren Heintz, and Greg Laski

2020 C19 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’”