Past Brennan Prize Winning Essays Archive

The Tom Brennan Prize for Excellence in Writing recognizes the best essay written for the Introduction to Literary Studies. 

Use the links below to see the past award-winning essays.


2015 Brennan Prize Winning Essay:

Charlotte Anderson, The Integration of Noise in "Crying of Lot 49"


2014 Brennan Prize Winning Essay:

Danny Lucero Dixon, "Looking Forward: Post-Postmodernism in The Crying of Lot 49"


2013 Brennan Prize Winning Essay:

Michelle Werner, "Drama Under the Dome: The Madness of Endgame"


2012 Brennan Prize Winning Essay:

John Hunt, "Terrain as Narrative Lens in All the Pretty Horses"