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***This award has not been active since 2020 and is not accepting applications.***

Deadline: March 1

The John Doebler Memorial Award in Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies is given for the best undergraduate critical or scholarly paper written on Shakespeare or Renaissance studies. The amount is approximately $975 and is awarded in the spring semester each year.

Bettie Anne Doebler and her family, friends and colleagues established the John Doebler Prize in Memory of Professor Doebler in 1995.

To be eligible for this award, students should be in an undergraduate program in the Department of English or related area. There is no minimum GPA or residency requirement, and both part-time and full-time students are eligible.

Note: Prior to 2013, this award was given by the Graduate Scholars in English Association (GSEA) for an outstanding paper in renaissance studies presented at the Southwest Graduate English Symposium. The recipient could be an undergraduate or graduate student in any university but had to participate in the symposium to claim the award. The paper could cover any topic, genre or figure associated with renaissance studies, and was judged anonymously.

Past Recipients:

2019: Emily Gadberry
2018: [No award given]
2017: Catherine Woner
2016: Suzanne Voas
2015: Sarah Brady
2014: Alexandra Anderson
2013: None
2012: None
2011: None
2010: None
2009: None
2007-2008: Laura Pyle
2006-2007: Vernon Dickson
2004-2005: Cynthia Knight
2004: Oliver Hennesey
2003: Carol Mejia-LaPerle
2002: Vernon Dickson
2001: Jennifer Rytting
2000: Melissa Walter
1999: Jeffrey Ritchie
1998: Jennifer Randonis
1997: Lisa Broome
1996: Denee Pescarmona