The Charity McAdams Essay Prize

The Charity McAdams Essay Prize is an award that aims to encourage independent undergraduate research and recognise promising academic writing. The award is named after Dr Charity McAdams, a PhD graduate from and former tutor at the University of Edinburgh who was one of the first people involved in setting up the conference in its early incarnations. It is judged by the board of undergraduate peer reviewers for the Conference, and is awarded to the best completed paper submitted to the conference according to the Call for Papers and Submission Guidelines.

Past Winners of the Charity McAdams Essay Prize

Year Winner Title of Paper
2018 Alex Calder, University of Aberdeen The Subjected Body: Narratives of Illness and the Corporeal Phenomenology in Hangsman and The Vet’s Daughter
2017 Gabrielle Samra, McGill University  “No Possible Comparison Between Us and Them:” The Holocaust and Australian Aboriginal Writing
2016 Prize Not Held
2015 Roweena Yip, University of Edinburgh Hegemonic Tyranny in Shakespeare’s Problem Plays