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Maria Devlin Wins Bowdoin Prize

devlinCongratulations to Maria Devlin for winning a Bowdoin Prize for Graduate Essay in the English Language for her essay entitled “Is All Well that Ends Well? Animals and End-Based Ethics in Marston’s The Dutch Courtesan and Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well.”

The Bowdoin Prizes, some of Harvard’s oldest and most prestigious student awards, are designed to recognize essays of originality and high literary merit, written in a way that engages both specialists and non-specialists. Since their inception in 1810, the Bowdoin Prizes have been awarded to many notable Harvard students, among them the philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, the former Harvard presidents Charles Eliot and Nathan Pusey, the historians Henry Adams and Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and the novelist John Updike.  Each winner of a Bowdoin Prize receives, in addition to a sum of money, a medal and a certificate, and his or her name is printed in the Commencement program.

The Bowdoin Prizes are funded by the income of the bequest of Governor James Bowdoin, A.B. 1745, which was, in 1901, increased by George Sullivan Bowdoin.  Any candidate for a higher degree from Harvard University who holds a bachelor’s degree and who has been in residence at Harvard University since the beginning of the academic year may compete for these prizes. A student may submit only one essay in any Bowdoin prize category.”

Read more about the Bowdoin Prizes here.