Tag: Undergrad

Undergrad Kate Irwin reviews TDPS production of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard

From October 23rd to November 1st, Cal’s Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies staged a production of Anton Chekhov’s last play The Cherry Orchard, adapted by Libby Appel and directed by Lura Dolas.  English Major and Daily Cal columnist Kate Irwin had the opportunity to attend closing night; here is her review of the final showing. Losing everything, starting over, moving on: Discarding...

“Homesick for Horror”: Introducing the Winner of the R1B Essay Prize

Every year, graduate students in the English department teach numerous sections of R1B, an introductory reading and composition course. At the end of the year, teachers submit their best students’ papers to be considered for an essay prize. This year’s winner was Celina Maiorano, whose essay, “Homesick for Horror: The Gothic of Nostalgia,” was written for Katie Fleishman’s course “American Beauties.”

Why Milton?: Reflections from the Winners of the Bertrand H. Bronson Prize

At the end of every spring semester, the English Department awards the Bronson Prize to the graduating senior, whose thesis is deemed the best that year. In 2013, it looks like we couldn’t choose: both Stephanie Ranks and Lily Rosenthal received the prize. Remarkably, both wrote on 17th-century poet John Milton. In separate reflections, Stephanie and Lily discuss the pleasures and difficulties of reading and writing about Milton.