Academic journal article Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature

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Academic journal article Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature

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IT is with great pleasure that I announce the winner of the second Joseph M. Schwartz Memorial Essay Prize. Professor Ellen Caldwell's "'Banish all the wor(l)d': Falstaff's Iconoclastic Threat to Kingship in I Henry IV," (published in the Summer, 2007 issue of Renascence) was chosen by a three-judge panel selected from the Renascence Associates. The prize honors the late Joseph M. Schwartz, former editor of the journal, and emeritus professor of English at Marquette University. Professor Caldwell (who teaches at the California State University at Fullerton) will receive a cash prize of $1,000, and her essay will grace the Renascence Web site for the next twelve months. It is hoped that it will prove a model and an encouragement for other scholars and critics to contribute to Renascence.

In selecting Professor Caldwell's essay, judges commented that "the scholarship is impeccable and the argument relentless," and, "Here is an essay that any Shakespearean would have wanted to write." Also receiving honorable mention as the second and third choices of the judges were Franklin Arthur Wilson's "Walker Percy's Bible Notes and His Fiction, Gracious Obscenity," published in the Spring, 2007 issue and Matthew T. …

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