School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Prize winning dissertations, essays and performances

Every year, the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies awards prizes to its postgraduate and final year undergraduate students to recognise outstanding academic achievement and their efforts and achievements during their degree.

2021 to 22 award winners

Prize-winning dissertations
 Name Department / Course Dissertation
Abigail Asare American and Canadian Studies  'Black American Women, Agency, and New Definitions of Femininity in the 21st Century'
Lucy Neyland American and Canadian Studies '"Beef about Beef" - Politics and Culture of Beef Consumption: A Case Study of Nebraska'
James de Planta de Wildenberg American and Canadian Studies 'Beyond the "Fundamentalist Crusade": A Reconsideration of Temperance Ideology in its Historical Context'
Petra Palminha Cultural, Media and Visual Studies - International Media and Communications Studies 'To What Extent and in What Ways Has the Populist Discourse of the Chega Party in Portugal Been Shaped by Its Existence in the Social Media Space?'
Megan Twist Cultural, Media and Visual Studies - Film and Television Studies 'Touch, Look and Listen: Comparing the Portrayal of Intimacy Through the Presentation of the Senses in the Films Blue is the Warmest Colour and Portrait of a Lady on Fire'
Louisa Morillo Cultural, Media and Visual Studies - History of Art 'A Madman's Scrawls: The Virtues and Limitations of William Blake's Methods and Media'
Niamh Robinson Liberal Arts 'Behind the Curtain: An Exploration of Perfectionism in Graduates from UK Vocational Ballet Schools'
Ayisha Jose Modern Languages and Cultures - History and East European Cultural Studies 'Compare the Foreign Policies of Peter I and Catherine II and Their Success in Enhancing Russia's Standing Among European Powers'

 

School Prizes for Best Essay
 Name Department / Course Title of Essay
James de Planta de Wildenberg  American and Canadian Studies  'Why Was Mormon Polygamy so Offensive to the Nineteenth-Century American Public?'
Joseph Hughes  American and Canadian Studies  'With Close Reference to Specific Examples Drawn from American Pop History, Analyse and Evaluate Theodor Adorno's Critique of Popular Music'
Mila Apostolova Cultural, Media and Visual Studies - International Media & Communications Studies 'Everyone is a Fan of Something. The role of Funko Pop! and Fandoms in Consumerism and their Impact on the Current Ecological Crisis'
Megan Twist Cultural, Media and Visual Studies - Film and Television Studies 'Introducing Film Studies in a Primary setting: Pupils as Agents of Their Own Learning'
Johan Holloway Cultural, Media and Visual Studies - History of Art 'A Consideration of Lucy Soutter's Following Statement, "The Conceptual Artists' Very Lack of Investment in Photography Allowed to Generate New Possibilities for the Medium", with Regards to a Selection of American Artists'
Michal Jatsa Modern Languages and Cultures - French and History 'In What Ways, and For What Reasons, Did a Shift in Attitude Towards the Monarchy Become Evident in Depictions of Louis XVI from the 1780s and 1790s?'
Edward Cox Modern Languages and Cultures - Economics with German 'Can the Holocaustmahnmal Serve as Both Memorial to the Jewish Victims of the Holocaust and as a Symbol of theNew Germany?'
Francesca Hawkeswood Modern Languages and Cultures - History and East European Cultural Studies 'Examine the Construction and Function of Svetlana Alexievich's Narrative in The Unwomanly Face of War'
Matthias Madden Modern Languages and Cultures - Modern Languages 'Critical Commentary on Papá Cuéntame Otra Vez'

 

Best overall academic performance
 NameDepartment / Course 
James de Planta de Wildenberg American and Canadian Studies
Petra Palminha Cultural, Media and Visual Studies - International Media & Communications Studies
Megan Twist Cultural, Media and Visual Studies - Film and Television Studies
Louisa Morillo Cultural, Media and Visual Studies - History of Art
Simeon Lee Liberal Arts
Jude Richardson Modern Languages and Cultures - Russian Studies
Petra Palminha Modern Languages and Cultures - Spanish and International Media & Communications Studies
Maya Drummond Modern Languages and Cultures - Modern Languages Studies

 

Notable academic performance in a core language module
 NameDepartment / Course 
Lily Stott Modern Languages and Cultures - Spanish and Contemporary Chinese Studies
Joseph Levin Modern Languages and Cultures - Law with French and French Law
Daniel Morris Modern Languages and Cultures - Economics with German
Jude Richardson Modern Languages and Cultures - Russian Studies
Ines Sanchez Escobar Modern Languages and Cultures - English and Hispanic Studies
William Edmonds Modern Languages and Cultures - Modern Languages

 

Notable academic performance in core module (Liberal Arts)
 Name Department
Thomas Chauhan Liberal Arts

 

Prize winners in previous years

2020 to 21

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