Marvin Carlson Award
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The Department of Performing and Media Arts hosts a yearly contest for The Marvin Carlson Award for Best Student Essay in Theatre or Performance.
The award consists of a cash prize ($250) and certificate and is given to the best essay in theatre and performance by a Cornell student (graduate or undergraduate).
Essays must be unpublished.
Essays should not exceed 25 pages.
Students may submit only one entry per year.
Entrants should provide 4 copies of the essay to be considered. Only the title page should contain the student’s name and contact email, as this is a blind submission.
Submissions are due by 4 pm on March 15, 2016 at the reception desk, 2nd floor of the Schwartz Center. Late entries will not be accepted.
For more information, contact Associate Professor Sara L. Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015: Erin Stoneking, “(Re)Performing the American Civil War: Time, Memory, and Nation-making in Paula Vogel’s A Civil War Christmas”
2014: Nick Fesette, "Performance, Prison Strike, Zombie: Steve McQueen's Hunger and the 'Reflection Machine'"
2013: Graduate winner: John Robbins, “‘A modest virgin hath no choice’: Joanna Baillie’s The Brideand the Staging of Foreclosure.” Undergraduate winner: Olivia Powell, “Waiting for Recognition: Misrepresentation in Review and Scholarship of Odets’sWaiting for Lefty”
2012: Andrew Bielski, “Spectatorship in the Theatres of Althusser and Badiou”
2011: Jimmy Noriega, "Performing Latin American Responses to 9-11 and Iraq: Political Theatre and Popular Resistance in the Age of Terror"
2010: Alex Black (Gonzales)
2009: Lindsey Cummings, "The Dialects of Affect in Naomi Wallace's One Flea Spare," and Nicholas Tobin Roth (honorable mention), “(Hitch)cock on the Mind: Queer Paranoia and the Practice of Viral Paronomasia in Joe Orton’sLoot"