Congratulations to Alison Hurlburt (University of Alberta), winner of the 2013 Foundersâ€™ 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, â€œArnold Bennett: Clay as Other to Inhabitants of the Five Towns.â€ Award adjudicators (Kristen Guest, Grace Kehler, Kristin Mahoney, and Vanessa Warne) admired the paper and its delivery: one of them described it as â€œfascinating, engaging, nicely paced.â€ As another remarked, Alison â€œdid a wonderful job presenting the paper and fielding questions afterwards.â€
Congratulations to Alison and to all Foundersâ€™ Circle Award entrants, whose work was very strong. We look forward to welcoming you back to next yearâ€™s conference in Banff in May!
For further information on the Founders’ Circle Award, click here.