Early Career Paper Prize

2024 Winner

First Place: Diana R. Newby, “The Eco-Ethics of Nonhuman Affect in Hardy and Darwin”

2023 Winners

First Place: Alex Zivkovic, “Greenhouse Modernism: Vacuums, Atmospheres, and Racial Ecologies”

Honorable Mention: Nikita Willeford Kastrinos, “Ecologies of the Page: Text and Textile in the ‘Papers’ of Pamela”

2022 Winner

First Place: Lindsay Wells, “Vegetal Movements, Charles Darwin, and the Landscape Art of John Everett Millais”

2021 Winners

First Place: Kyle McAuley, “Walter Scott’s Wilderness Borders”

First Place: Michelle Radnia, “Transplantation, Suburban Horticulture, and Sustainable Ecosystems in Keats’s Isabella; Or, the Pot of Basil

Honorable Mention: Sarah Bezan, “Darwinism of the Muck and Mire”

2020 Winners

First Place: Devin Garofalo, “When Figure Fails”

Honorable Mention: Kyle McAuley, “‘Lat.Long.’: Geographic Description and the Imperial Romance”

2019 Winners

First Place: Maddison McGann, “‘Dreaming of Dawn’: Anticipation in Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley

Honorable Mention: Megan O’Donnell, “Forms of Power: Energy and the Ecological Affordance of Victorian Fairies”