Macaella Gray, Megan Snopik, Breigh Plat (clockwise from left)
The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded the first Ronald Schuchard Undergraduate Archival Research Prize to three outstanding researchers. The competition awards cash prizes to the top undergraduate research papers or digital projects created using primary source material from the Center’s archival collections.
“This award will recognize the incredible work that undergraduates do in our reading room and will encourage even more students to take advantage of our collections, expanding our research community, and bringing exciting new perspectives to the Center,” Director Stephen Enniss said. “The award directly contributes to our mission of supporting creative and innovative work based on these extraordinary collections.”
2021-2022 Schuchard Prize Winners
First Place: Macaella Gray, Senior, Art History major, project title: “At the Lock Gates of Surrealism: Bief Magazine (1958-60)”
Second Place: Megan Snopik, Senior, English major, project title: “On Reading Woolf, On Reading Illness: Situating Disability in Modernism”
Honorable Mention: Breigh Plat, Lower Division (1st/2nd year), Plan II and Sociology major, project title: “The Slut You Are: West, Kincaid, and Sexton on Subaltern Sexuality”
The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum with extensive collections that deepen the understanding of literature, photography, film, art and the performing arts. The Center offers research opportunities and support to help students at all levels use primary source materials to make a personal connection with history, deepening understanding and sparking investigation and creativity.
About Ronald Schuchard
Ronald Schuchard, a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and the Goodrich C. White Professor of English and Irish Studies, Emeritus, at Emory University, is the author of numerous studies of modern authors, particularly T. S. Eliot and W. B. Yeats. His Eliot’s Dark Angel won the Robert Penn Warren / Cleanth Brooks Prize for outstanding literary criticism, and his The Last Minstrels: Yeats and the Revival of the Bardic Arts won the Robert Rhodes Prize for an outstanding book on Irish Literature. He is co-editor with John Kelly of three volumes of The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats and general editor of the eight-volume online and print editions of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he is presently a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of English Studies, University of London, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.