Winning Essays for 2001

2001 Essay Topic: Music and Dancing in Jane Austen’s Novels and the Film Adaptations

High School Division

First Place Winner: Alexis L. Teagarden, Brookfield, CT
Essay: Setting Sonnets to Music
Mentor: Ms. Susan Hartsburg
Second Place Winner: Amy C. Green, Rochester, NY
Essay: Songs and Suitors

College/University Division

First Place Winner: Stephanie M. Eddleman, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
Essay: A Slow Dance toward Happiness: Music In Jane Austen’s Persuasion
Mentor: Dr. Susan Allen Ford, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
Second Place Winner: Elizabeth A. Crowder, Raleigh, NC
Essay: Dancing and Revelation of Character in Northanger Abbey

Graduate Division

First Place Winner: Laurie L. Lyda, Appalachian State University, Boon, NC
Essay: “To Be Fond Of Dancing Was A Certain Step Towards Falling In Love”: The Function Of Dance In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
Mentor: Dr. Edelma Huntley
Second Place Winner: Maya Mathur, Calcutta, India
Essay: Marriage-Music in Jane Austen’s Persuasion