CONCORD UNIVERSITY STUDENT PLACES FIRST
AT STATE LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
ATHENS, W.Va. - Concord University junior Heather Frazier of Washington, W.Va. received first prize for the best paper presented at the Twentieth Annual West Virginia Literature Symposium for Undergraduate Students held at Fairmont State University March 3, 2012. Her presentation is entitled “Normative Subversions: the Petrarchan and Anti-Petrarchan Economies of Twelfth Night.”
Senior Frankie Bennett, a resident of Ballard, W.Va., also represented Concord University at the event with the paper “A World in Decline: Regression in Charles Dickens’ Hard Times.”
Frazier’s and Bennett’s papers were among 27 papers chosen for presentation at the symposium from undergraduate papers submitted by students from colleges and universities throughout West Virginia.
This marks the second consecutive first place award for a Concord University student. Concord senior Mitchell Lilly won last year’s competition.
Shown from left: Dr. Gabriel Rieger, Concord University assistant professor of English, Heather Frazier, Frankie Bennett and Dr. Charles Brichford, Concord professor and division chair of English.