Each year, the Department of English recognizes two undergraduate writers in English department classes with the Peter Burton Hanson Awards, one given for the best scholarly essay written by an English major and one given for the best creative work written by any major in an English department class. The awards are named honor of Peter Burton Hanson, A&S ’91, an English major, who perished along with his wife, Sue Kim, and young daughter, Christine Lee, aboard United Airlines Flight 175, on 9/11/01.
This year’s winners are:
In the Category of Creative Writing:
Courtney Langdell, “Overture to 33 Gainsborough Street,” written for Neal Lerner in ENGL3376, Creative Nonfiction, Fall 2015
In the Category of Scholarly Writing:
Isabella Hendricks, “Visual Verse,” written for Marina Leslie in ENGL1600, Introduction to Shakespeare, Fall 2015
The department honored Courtney and Bella at an award ceremony on Wednesday, April 20th.