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2023 Essay Contest

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Topic: Marriages and Proposals

In Pride and Prejudice and Jane Austen's other novels, we see proposals and marriages that are motivated by love, as well as those that are better described as arranged marriages or marriages of convenience. Many cultures today also expect arranged marriages. Students were asked to compare and discuss the different types of marriages or courtships found in the novels, whether those relationships are new or longstanding.

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Meg Levin, Chair
Carol Moss


Patricia Ard
College of New Jersey
Mahwah, NJ

Elaine Bander
Dawson College (retired)
Montreal, QC

Rosa Beyer
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Courtney O. Carlisle
The John Dewey Academy
Great Barrington, MA

MarJean Corkran
Enterprise State Community College
Enterprise, AL

Linda Dennery

Renata Dennis

Rebecca Duncan

Susan Durst
Boise Public Schools (retired)
Boise, ID

Judith Elson

Rose Engelfried

Julianna Scott Fein

Jessica Gaboriault
Trinity College
Dublin, Ireland

Norah Glickstein
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Kelly Helm

Kathleen Hohenleitner
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Sabina Hollis

Jeanie Lewis
Loyola University
Chicago, IL

Kelly McDonald

Thomas McLaughlin

Laura Novo,
Friends’ Central School
Wynnewood, PA

Stephanie Oppenheim
City University of New York
New York, NY

Alex Andy Phuong

Elizabeth Gilliland Rands
Luke’s Episcopal School
Mobile, AL

Paul Savidge

Taya Sazama
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD

Sue Scott
Wake County Library
Raleigh NC

Sarah Shepherd

Amy Stallings
College of William and Mary 
Williamsburg, VA

Alisa Thomas
Toccoa Falls College
Toccoa Falls, GA

Brian Troester

Lisa Tyler
Sinclair Community College
Dayton, OH

Judith Umbach
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Susan Weisgrau
Akiba Hebrew Academy (retired)
Bryn Mawr, PA

Chris Wilkes
Pacific University (emeritus) 
Forest Grove, OR

Elizabeth Williams