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
    Dolgin, Tailor. "Detection and Deduction: A study in the history of Sherlock Holmes." Poster presented at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference (PU2RC), Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, 14 November 2017.
    Ballou, Sienna. "The Dichotomy of Life and Death and Its Effect on Nell in The Old Curiosity Shop." Paper presented at the annual Northwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities (NUCH), North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID, 4 November 2017.
    Riper, Kyle. "Hero's Epitaph: Penance and the Politics of Editorial Emendation in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing." Paper presented at the annual Northwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities (NUCH), North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID, 4 November 2017.
    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
    Riper, Kyle. MFA Residency Intern. Pacific University, Winter 2017.
    Dolgin, Tailor. @LiteraryArts Event Intern. Literary Arts, Fall 2017.
    Ballou, Sienna. MFA Residency Intern. Pacific University, Summer 2017.
    Dixon, Elise. Acting Intern. Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, Summer 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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