SAIMS/TMJ Essay Prize Results of Competition for 2020

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 SAIMS/TMJ Essay Competition. This was an incredibly tight competition this year. Because we received so many high caliber entries, our judges have decided to split the top prize between two winners. A hearty congratulations to Sarah M. Griffen (Winchester College) for her fantastic submission ‘Time Unfolded: A Late Medieval Concertina Calendar in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Libr. pict. A92)’ and Gayle Fallon (Louisiana Stat University) for her engaging work on ‘Unmanageable Women: Enclosure and Transgression in Christine de Pizan’s Livre de la Cite des Dames’. This year, our proxime is the fabulous is Anika Pettenaude (University of Michigan) for her paper ‘Gawain’s Girdle as Gimmick: Minor Aesthetics in Late Medieval Poetry’.

Congratulations to our winners and an enormous thank you to everyone who submitted! We were very impressed by the real talent displayed this year and we encourage everyone to submit for the upcoming 2021 Essay Competition (more details to follow in January)

Joint Winners:

Sarah M. Griffin (Winchester College)

‘Time Unfolded: A Late Medieval Concertina Calendar in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Libr. pict. A92)’

and

Gayle Fallon (Louisiana State University)

‘Unmanageable Women: Enclosure and Transgression in Christine de Pizan’s Livre de la Cite des Dames’

Proxime:

Anika Pattenaude (University of Michigan) 

‘Gawain’s Girdle as Gimmick: Minor Aesthetics in Late Medieval Poetry’