Draper would like to congratulate our 2013-2014 Hirschhorn Award nominees and winner! The Hirschhorn is given annually to the most outstanding thesis written by one of our students during the previous year. Theses are judged on the originality of the project, the strength of the research, and the quality of the writing.
This year we had ten total nominees. The winner is Jonathan Reeve (January 2014). All thesis titles are listed below.
Mario Cancel-Bigay (May 2014)
The Puerto Rican New Song Movement and its Aesthetics: Between the Modern and the Postmodern
Claire Butkus (January 2014)
Fantasy Voices: A Model for Subversive Female Vocality in “Badlands” and “Heavenly Creatures”
Alyson Cluck (January 2014)
Radical Acts and Archives: Reframing Conceptualism in New York and Rosario
Kari Dietrich (January 2014)
Bordieu’s Social Theories, Symbolic Capital and the Genesis of a new Social Field: Are the Calls for Global Environmental Human Rights a Social Movement Yet?
Adrian Drummond-Cole (May 2014)
The Great Transportation: Containerization, Trade Globalization, and the Rise of Finance
David Ferris (September 2013)
Pierce and the Temporal Core of Pragmatism
Claire Grandy (May 2014)
Water. Night. Red. The Structure of Desire in the Poetry of Ann Carson
Caroline McNamara (January 2014)
Everywhere/ Everywhen: The Theory of Relativity and Modern Narrative Structure
Natalie A. Schaad (September 2013)
Fighting a War on Multiple Fronts: How Soldiers Understand their Experiences of Sexual Assault in the United States Military
And Our Winner:
Jonathan Reeve (January 2014)
Macro-Etymological Textual Analysis: A Computational Application of Language History to Literary Criticism
Congratulations to all of our nominees, and to our winner Jonathan Reeve!
Come celebrate with us!
This Thursday, May 15:
Draper End-of-Semester and May Graduation Party
Draper Map Room at 14 University Place
Free food and drink as always, plus we’ll unveil and read from the poster with our graduate’s names and thesis titles which will then hang in the Map Room in perpetuity.
Friends, family, and advisors all very welcome!
Wednesday, April 16, 5:00pm
Draper Thesis Deadline for students graduating in spring 2014. Need more info about how to submit or what happens after that? Your questions should be answered here
Friday, April 18 – Tuesday, April 22
Georgia will be out of the office. This means Draper will be short-staffed. Our office will be open normal hours (9am-5pm) but please be aware that it may take us longer than usual to respond to inquiries.
Thursday, May 15, 5:00pm
Draper end-of-semester party and celebration of graduating students! Friends and family welcome! More info to come.
In addition to the Draper party, spring 2014 graduates as well as grads from summer or fall 2013
are eligible to walk in the all-NYU Commencement
and/or the GSAS-specific Convocation
. Please peruse these websites for more information on attire, tickets, etc. The registration deadline for GSAS Convocation is April 23
Please note that only students who have completed all their degree requirements are eligible to walk in either of these ceremonies. Students who complete their requirements past the current deadlines are welcome to walk in next year’s ceremonies.
Just a reminder that we’ll be celebrating our summer and fall 2013 grads and kicking off the new semester tomorrow!
Draper Map Room
14 University Place
There will be food and drink and good cheer as always. Hope to see you then!
A reminder: If you’re planning to graduate this September (summer 2013), you must have your hard copy thesis and signed paperwork handed in to the Draper offices by Friday, August 16 at 5pm.
See the link for any thesis-related questions, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.