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All-College Writing Contest
The All-College Writing Contest was created to encourage interest and excellence in scholarly writing by all undergraduate students enrolled at the College. The contest is sponsored by the Writing Center and juried by faculty members from a variety of disciplines.
Students whose papers win honors in the All-College Writing Contest earn academic distinction recognized at the appropriate Honors Convocation. Winning essays are published in Lake Forest’s online publication, Lake Forest Papers, and the winner receives a cash prize.
Sanni M. Lindroos ’17
Elsinore’s a Stage, Too: Analyzing Shakespeare’s Hamlet through Erving Goffman’s Sociological Theories. (PDF) A paper written for Professor Richard Pettengill’s History of Drama: Greeks to Shakespeare course.
Samantha L. Miller ’17
China’s One Child Policy: Examining the Origins and Outcomes Ignored by the Media. (PDF) A paper written for Professor Siobhan Moroney’s Family Structure and Political Theory course.
Elizabeth Hyzy ’14
The Fantastic in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated to Solve Holocaust Dilemmas. (PDF) A paper written for Professor Benjamin Goluboff’s Jewish American Literature course.
Alexandra Waszak ’14
The Contributions of Rape Humor to a Rape-Prone Society. (PDF) A paper written for Professor Tracy McCabe’s Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies course.
“To One Thing Constant Never”: The Male Characters of Much Ado About Nothing. (PDF) A paper written for Professor Richard Mallette’s in Shakespeare course.
Karen Larson ’11
Extending Kitcher’s Account of Reduction to Other Special Sciences: A Consideration of Organic Chemistry and Quantum Mechanics. (PDF) A paper written for Assistant Professor Chad McCracken’s Philosophy of Science course.
Honorable Mention 2009-10
Antti Aki Eemeli Isoaho
Natives of Peru and Bolivia: A Comparison of the Political Mobilization of Indigenous Groups. (PDF) A paper written for Professor Rand Smith’s Politics of Latin America course.
Dual Contexts, Dual Forms: A World That Stands As One. (PDF) A paper written for Assistant Professor Rachel Whidden’s Rhetorical Criticism course.
Honorable Mention 2008-09
Danielle Marler ’09
Kingship in Shakespeare’s Second Tetralogy: The Amalgamation of Divine Right and Might. (PDF) A paper written for Assistant Professor Chad McCracken’s Topics in Political Theory course.
Unity through Francis: Demonstrations of Franciscan Authority in the Animal Stories of the Saint Francis Altarpiece. (PDF) A paper written for Professor Ann Roberts’ senior seminar in art history.
Honorable Mention 2007-08
These Transparent Natures are often Deceptive in their Depth:’ Early American Portrait Miniatures & Women Artists. (PDF) A paper written for Professor Ann Roberts’ senior seminar in art history.
The Ever-Fixed Mark: Ordering Same Sex Passion in Shakespeare’s Sonnets. (PDF) A paper written Professor Richard Mallette and Professor David Spadafora’s Tudor & Stuart England course.
‘Mistah Kurtz - he dead’: Heart of Darkness and the Collapse of Imperialism (PDF) A paper written Professor Robert Archambeau’s English Literature II course.
The Angels of the Najera Panels: Musical Representation and the Divine. (PDF) A paper written Professor Ann Roberts’ Northern Renaissance Art course.
Europe’s Philosophical Crisis in the Poetry of Arnold, Hardy, and Yeats. (PDF) A paper written Professor Robert Archambeau’s English Literature II course.
Thugs and Fairies: The Gay Avant-Garde of the 1960s and 1970s. (PDF) A paper written Professor Davis Schneiderman and Professor Christopher Reed’s The American Avant-Garde course.
The Piazza Tales: Melville’s Critique of Nineteenth Century America (PDF) A paper written Professor Bernice Gallagher’s Nineteenth Century American Literature course.
Honorable Mentions 2003-04
Jenny Arnold (no PDF available)
An Examination of the Congressional Debate of the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871. (PDF) A paper written for Professor Sarah Fenton’s American Thought course.