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Dorothy Berkson Writing Award
This award recognizes written achievement (e.g., scholarly essays, research projects,creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, or playwriting) focused on gender and authored by a senior. The award winner will be honored at a reception that celebrates Professor Berkson’s contributions to Lewis & Clark College and the excellence of current students who study gender through scholarly analysis and written expression.
Congratulations to our 2017 awardees
Erin Keoppen ’17, “Wild Words: Space, Place and Gender in Tamil Feminist Poetry and Prose.”
Sully Pujol ’17, “‘Beauty is Truth, Truth Art(ifice)’: Female Creative Agency in John Keats’s Isabella, Lamia, and The Eve of St. Agnes.”
A cash prize accompanies the award. During the Festival of Scholars a reception and presentation by award recipients will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018
Submissions may come from any field of study as long as gender is central to the work. The author must be a graduating senior in 2017-18. Most often the work will be produced in the senior year, but outstanding work from one’s junior year will also be considered. Submissions (maximum 5,000 words) must be accompanied by a faculty recommendation that provides context for the work and speaks to its merits.
Email Submission with faculty recommendation to Chelsea Jackson
Admin Coordinator/Gender Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org
*awardees will be determined by a faculty committee
Check out the Dorothy Berkson Archival Page to see past awardees!
Thank you to Dorothy Berkson’s family, friends, and colleagues, whose generous contributions have made this award possible
Dorothy Berkson, professor emerita of English, taught at Lewis & Clark College from 1981 until her retirement in 2004. She died in April 2007. Professor Berkson was a presenter in Lewis & Clark’s first Gender Studies Symposium. For the gender studies minor, she designed a course titled Gender and Aesthetic Expression, which she continued to teach for many years.