Jack Thomas, Janie McGann Win Annual Writing Awards

Posted On: 2022-05-02

The Department of Language, Literature, and Culture has announced the recipients of its annual writing awards.  History major Jack Thomas has won the Brother J. Robert Lane Historical Essay Award for his senior thesis, “’A Reasonably Safe Climate for Business and Investment’: The United Fruit Company, Propaganda, and the 1954 Guatemalan Coup D’état.”

English major Janie McGann has won the 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate Essay in English for her paper “The Notion of a Nation,” a study of the relationship between cultural tradition and national identity in Irish writer Frank O’Connor’s short story about the Anglo-Irish war, “Guests of the Nation.”

The Department is proud of both of these writers for their outstanding work.