Congratulations to Alison Hurlburt (University of Alberta), winner of the 2013 Founders’ Circle Award for the best paper presented at the VSAWC conference by a graduate student or emerging scholar. Alison has won the award for her conference paper titled, “Arnold Bennett: Clay as Other to Inhabitants of the Five Towns.” Award adjudicators (Kristen Guest, Grace Kehler, Kristin Mahoney, and Vanessa Warne) admired the paper and its delivery: one of them described it as “fascinating, engaging, nicely paced.” As another remarked, Alison “did a wonderful job presenting the paper and fielding questions afterwards.”
Congratulations to Alison and to all Founders’ Circle Award entrants, whose work was very strong. We look forward to welcoming you back to next year’s conference in Banff in May!
For further information on the Founders’ Circle Award, click here.