Student Success

There are a number of Pacific Northwest and Pacific University-affiliated opportunities for students to share their thinking and writing outside the classroom. If you are a current student, consider working with me to develop your course writing to submit to one of these:
At Pacific University
  • Student Prizes
    Elder, Riley. “'Knowledge is Not for Knowing': Criticisms of Empiricism in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia” (ENGL 340, Fall 2016). 1st place ($150 prize plus publication in PLUM), 2017 Pacific University Awards in Literary Scholarship.
    Elliot, Charli. “Plastic Paradise: Environment and Implication in William Shakespeare's As You Like It” (ENGL 340, Fall 2016). Honorable mention, 2017 Pacific University Awards in Literary Scholarship.
  • Student Presentations
    Elder, Riley. “'Knowledge is Not for Knowing': Criticisms of Empiricism in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia,Challenging Time: Cultures of Temporality. Paper presented at the annual Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature (NUCL), University of Portland, Portland, OR, 25 March 2017.
  • Internship Experiences
    Ballou, Sienna. MFA Residency Intern. Pacific University, Summer 2017.
    Dixon, Elise. Acting Intern. Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, Summer 2017.
    Dolgin, Tailor. @LiteraryArts Event Intern. Literary Arts, Fall 2017.
    McKinnon, Haley. MFA Residency Intern. Pacific University, Summer 2017.
  • Theses Supervised
    Ballou, Sienna. "Embodiment and the Victorian Novel." B.A. thesis, Pacific University, 2018 (projected).
    Dolgin, Tailor. "Fan-fiction and literary theory." B.A. thesis, Pacific University, 2018 (projected).
    Elder, Riley. "Kleist's Jointed-Men and German Romanticism." B.A. thesis, Pacific University, 2018 (projected).

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