Published on April 14, 2009  

Rigorous thesis work by two of the English Department's top majors has translated into prestigious graduate fellowships.

After writing her senior thesis on Baudry's apparatus theory in Double Indemnity, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and City of God, Caroline Williams was awarded a CNDLS (Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship) Fellowship to Georgetown University. Caroline will earn an M.A. in English (Film Studies).

Britney Blalock wrote a publishable collection of poems, which helped her gain admission to NYU's M.F.A. Creative Writing Program. Britney was awarded a Departmental Fellowship, and she will have the opportunity to work with John Ashbery, Sharon Olds, and Yusef Komunyakaa.