Professor Sara Phenix won the Larry Schehr Memorial Prize at this year’s Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium hosted by the University of Virginia (Nov. 9-11). The annual award recognizes the best paper by a junior faculty member at the conference. Selection is made by a panel of senior faculty who read and rank the numerous submissions before the colloquium concludes.
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello: Old Cabell Hall:
Dr. Phenix’s paper is titled, “In Freak Fashion: Maupassant, the Corset, and the Art of the Short Story.” In it she argues that fashion stands as a metaphor for writing in the short stories of well-known French short-story author Guy de Maupassant.
Guy de Maupassant:
As a winner of the award, Dr. Phenix is eligible to submit her essay to the journal Nineteenth-Century French Studies where the editorial board will forego the initial round of vetting and send the work directly out for anonymous review.