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The annual Peter Burton Hanson Writing Awards are named in the honor and the memory of English alumnus Peter Burton Hanson (SSH ’91), who perished along with his wife, Sue Kim, and young daughter, Christine Lee, aboard United Airlines 175, on September 11, 2001. Peter’s life and values are remembered through these events and awards. The Department of English is deeply grateful to Peter’s parents, Lee and Eunice Hanson, for their generosity in endowing the Peter Burton Hanson Lecture and Writing Awards.

peter burton hanson with wife and daughter

Awards for Scholarly, Creative, and Other Works in 2019

In the Category of Creative Writing

Winner: Helen Wang, “Darwin’s Bulldog Bites Back”
Under the instruction of Professor Ellen Noonan

Honorable mention: Farah Alfahad, “X’s Found Folio”
Under the instruction of Professor Ellen Noonan

In the Category of Scholarly Writing

Winner: Sarah Lamodi, “Claudia Rankine and the Concepts of Lyrical Writing”
Under the instruction of Professor Patrick Mullen

Honorable mention: Sarah Gordon, “Female Experience, Female Victims, and Female Gothic in Frankenstein”
Under the instruction of Professor Lori Lefkovitz

In the Category of “Other” work

Winner: Hana Shapiro, “帰る 行く (To Return, To Go)”
Under the instruction of Professor Eunsong Kim

Winner: Anna Smith, “The Other Side of Wonderland”
Under the instruction of Professor Erika Boeckeler