Megan Griffin Wins the 2016 Neil MacIntyre Essay Prize


Illustration of a 1776 “Oroonoko” Performance

The winner of the 2016 Neil MacIntyre Essay Prize is Megan Griffin!

Congratulations go to Griffin, a fourth-year Ph.D. student, for her essay “Unbearable Representations: Dismembering the Sovereign in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko.”

Please join the entire Department on Friday, December 9, 2016, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Clark 206, for a presentation and celebration of the winning essay.

Megan Griffin’s main area of specialization is in Early Modern literature, with a particular focus on issues of genre and on the development of the rhetoric of sovereignty from the English Reformation to the English Civil War. She also has secondary interests in 20th and 21st century sci-fi/fantasy literature and television.