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2013 Essay Contest

Winning Entries

Topic: Time in Pride and Prejudice

Though Pride and Prejudice may be regarded as timeless, nevertheless within the novel Austen plots her time very carefully. Timing is everything for important relationships and events. And the characters are deeply connected to the time in which they live, which is both like and unlike our times. What do we discover about time, times, or timeliness from reading Pride and Prejudice?

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Eric Nye


High School Division

Alicia Costello
The King’s University
Grace-Houston, TX

Susan Durst
Boise Public Schools (retired)
Boise, ID

Norah Glickstein

McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Ellen Kanner
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY

William G. Lesso
University of Texas
Austin, TX

Veronica Anne Mayer
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Jillian Miller
Shoshoni High School
Shoshoni, WY

Laura Novo
Friends Central School
Wynnewood, PA

Kate Ozment
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Susan M. Simpson
Albany County Public Library (retired)
Laramie, WY

Jeanne Talbot
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA

Judith Umbach
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

College/University Division

Heather Ackerman
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

Rosa Beyer
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Jessica Gaboriault
Trinity College

Jen Hill
University of Nevada
Reno, NV

Crystal B. Lake
Wright State University
Dayton, OH

Joan Virginia Melville
Columbia University
New York, NY

Brian Michael Norton
California State University
Fullerton, CA

Lisa Tyler
Sinclair Community College
Dayton, OH

Susan Weisgrau
Akiba Hebrew Academy (retired)
Merion Station, PA

Graduate School Division

Patricia H. Michaelson
University of Texas
Dallas, TX

Sally Palmer
South Dakota School of Mines and
Technology, Rapid City, SD

Mona Scheuermann
Oakton Community College
Des Plaines, IL