Second Place Essay
Title: The Dualistic World of "Jig": A comparison of Hemingway
Author: Candace L. Robertson
School: Mercyhurst College
Instructor: Lisa Mary McCartney, RSM
At an MLA meeting a few years ago, the editor of an academic journal,
Texas Language and Literature, remarked on the difficulty of publishing
papers written on unknown writers and works. He suggested that pairing
a well-known writer or work with an unknown one is an effective way of
not only getting a paper published but of bringing a writer or work into
a public forum. Keep this in mind as you write your major paper.
For this paper you are to think comparatively and write a 1,000-word
essay in which you introduce the works of a familiar and of an unfamiliar
author, both taken from the Heath anthology, to a general audience.
The goal of your paper is to link critically and creatively these works
in such a way that you shed new light on both works and enable them to
be read more fruitfully.