The Jerry Baum Award was established in 2007 by the Department of English, alumni, family, and friends to honor the memory of beloved professor of English R. Jerold (Jerry) Baum. Recipient is a senior whose senior seminar paper addresses the relationship between literature and history and is recognized as outstanding by the English faculty. A $250 prize accompanies the award.
2012 Claire Burdick, ” ‘A Poet’s Epitaph’: Wordsworth’s Epitaphic Poetics”
2011 Riley Johnson, “Solution, Epiphany, and Physical/Metaphysical Unity in the Novels of Vladimir Nabokov”
2009 Charles Macquarie, “The Self that Springs from the Shadows: Irresponsibility, Lighting, and the Redefinition of Selfhood in Virginia Woolf’s ‘Streethaunting’”
2008 Alice Waarvick, “Desire Gratified: Method and Female Liberation in Blake’s Visions of the Daughters of Albion”