Adele Dalsimer Prize for Distinguished Dissertation

Former Prize Winners

2017

Jack Quin, “W. B. Yeats, Modern Poetry, and the Language of Sculpture.” University of York.

2016

Marion Quirici, “Fitness for Freedom: Disability and Irish Modernism.” University at Buffalo.

2015

Jay Roszman, “‘Outrage’ and ‘Justice’: Irish Agrarian Violence and British Governing Policy during the Age of Reform, 1835 to 1841.” Carnegie Mellon University.

2014

Aidan Beatty, “The Life That God Desires: Masculinity and Power in Irish Nationalism 1884-1938.” University of Chicago.

2013

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, “An Fhrainc Iathghlas? Tionchar na Fraince ar Athbheochan na Gaeilge, 1893-1922.” NUI, Galway.

2012

Bryan Hazley, “The Irish in Post-War England: Experience, Memory and Belonging in Personal Narratives of Migration 1945-69.” University of Manchester.

James Hamrick (Honorable Mention), “From Gaeltacht to Grub Street: The Eighteenth-Century Public Sphere in a Four-Nations Context.” University of Notre Dame.

2011

Anna Teekell, “Irish Literature of the Second World War: The Stylistics of Neutrality.” Lincoln Memorial University.

2010

Deirdre Ní Chonghaile, “‘Ag Teacht le Cuan’: Irish Traditional Music and the Aran Islands.” University College Cork.

2009

C.A. Shay, “Language, Land, Lore: A Critical Study of the Poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.” University of Kent.

2008

Nicholas Wolf, “Language Change and the Evolution of Religion, Community, and Culture in Ireland, 1800-1900.” University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Richard L. Jordan, “The Second Coming of Paisley: Militant Fundamentalism and Ulster Politics in a Transatlantic Context.” Louisiana State University.

2007

Alison Dean Harvey, “Irish Realism: Literary History and National Politics, 1870-1922.” University of California, Los Angeles.

2006

Douglas Kanter, “British Unionism: Politics, Public Opinion, and the Government of Ireland, 1740-1848.” Florida Atlantic University.

2005

Not Awarded.

2004

Audrey Scanlan-Teller, “Bishops, Abbots, Kings, and Crosses: Twelfth-Century Irish High Crosses in Munster as Monuments of Ecclesiastical Reform.” University of Delaware.

2003

Sarah E. McKibben, “Endangered Masculinities: Political Rhetorics of Gender in the Irish Colonial Context.” Cornell University.

2002

Cara Delay, “The Fire of Devotion: Catholicism, Conflict, and Community Life in Rural Ireland, 1850-1920.” Brandeis University.

2001

Robert Dogett, “‘Deep-Rooted Things’: Empire and Nation in the Poetry and Drama of William Butler Yeats.” University of Maryland.

2000

Ben Novick, “Ireland’s Revolutionary War?: Nationalist Constructions of Irish Identity.” Oxford University.