maier writing winners 2013

Basic Composition Non-Research

First place: Landscape – Stephen Phelps, B.S. Biological Science, Fort Gay, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor A. Mazakis

Second place: Life Worth Living – Alexander Srodes, B.A. History, Marlinton, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor A. Mazakis

Third place: Accidents Happen – Shannon Abbott, B.A. Criminal Justice, Ona, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor K. Martin

Basic Composition Research

First place: A Review on the Progress of Modern and Traditional Treatment Therapies of HIV/AIDS – Juliet Djietror, Pre-Science, Huntington, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor K. Prejean

Second place: Distrust Toward Medicine in the African-American Community – Nathan Wood, Education, Milton, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor A. Mazakis

Third place: Is Processed Food Out to Get You? –Haley Stewart, Undecided, South Point, Ohio. Faculty mentor: Professor T. Bomsta

Upper Division Non-Fiction Prose

First place: Affecting the Disaffected: ‘The Stranger’ and the English Discipline – Shaina D.W. Taylor, B.A. Political Science, Petersburg, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor J. Hill

Second place: Vision, Madness and Self Realization: A Theory of Poetry – Stacy R. Sexton, B.A. English, Mount Gay, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor J. Hill

Third place: The God It Calls Among Us: The Troubles, ‘Astral Weeks’ and the Purpose of Rhythm – Brian M. Brady, B.A. English, Scottown, Ohio. Faculty mentor: Professor J. Hill

Graduate Non-Fiction Prose

First place: Ethics of the Domestic: Ethical Criticism and Postmodernism in Beattie’s Novels – Whitney Naylor-Smith, M.A. English, Hurricane, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor J. Hill

Second place: A History Elsewhere: Holocaust Recall and World War II Video Games – Mitchell C. Lilly, M.A. English, Beckley, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor R. Peckham

Third place: Metafiction as a Tool of Inquiry in Ann Beattie’s Novels – Rajia Hassib, M.A. English, Charleston, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor J. Hill

Graduate and Undergraduate Poetry

First place: Learning to Stand – Daniel Lassell, M.A. English, Eminence, Ky. Faculty mentor: Professor A. Stringer

Second place: Everything is Broken – James K.E. Brooks, B.A. English, Huntington, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor A. Stringer

Third place: Woman Crossing Buskirk – Delaney McLemore, B.A. English, Huntington, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor A. Stringer

Graduate and Undergraduate Creative Non-Fiction

First place: Flowerbeds  – Whitney Naylor-Smith, M.A. English, Hurricane, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor R. Peckham

Second place: True Fiction: The Mothman of Point Pleasant – P. Jackson Armstrong, B.A. English, Kenova, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor K. Prejean

Third place: Silent Partners – Michelle Hogmire, B.A. English, Gerrardstown, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor R. Peckham

Graduate and Undergraduate Fiction

First place: After a Funeral, Before a Test – David Robinson, M.A. English, Scott Depot, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor A. Viola

Second place: Stealth – Michelle Hogmire, B.A. English, Gerrardstown, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor J. Van Kirk

Third place: Endangered Species – Robin Harbrecht, B.A. English, Point Pleasant, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor J.E. Smith

Multimedia

First place: Hunter – Brittany Frederickson, B.F.A. Visual Art, Scott Depot, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor K. Martin

Second place: Shakespeare’s Sister Resurrected (and Corrected): A Manifesto of a Plebian (and Female) English Major – Michelle L. Croy, B.A. Secondary Education, New Haven, W.Va. Faculty mentor: Professor J. Hill

Third place: Elbows on the Ceiling: Emily Updegrove, M.A. Secondary Education, Catlettsburg, Ky. Faculty mentor: Professor A. Carey