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MA Candidate Royce Best Wins George Elliot Fellowship Essay Prize

Royce Best, a first year Master’s candidate, is the recent winner of the George Eliot Fellowship Essay Prize. His essay, “‘And her wings fall from her and she drops to the ground’: Reading Eliot’s Mr. Casaubon through Benjamin Jowett’sPhaedrus” will appear in the 2013 George Eliot Review.  Best also recently delivered a paper at this year’s Southeast American Eighteenth Century Studies (SEASECS) conference in Charleston, SC entitled “‘Write as I bid you’: Pinchwife’s Aesthetic Baroque Eruption in The Country Wife.”

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