Congratulations to Mary Hennessy, this year’s winner of the German Quarterly's Graduate Student Paper Award.
The prize is awarded annually by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) for the best research paper by a graduate student on any topic related to German Studies. Entitled "Fassbinder’s Martha and the Female Complaint: Estranging the 1940s Hollywood 'Woman’s Film,” Mary’s paper was singled out as "the best argued, best written and most polished” among a large number of submissions. The prize committee was particularly impressed by Mary's "assured placing of [her] own perspective within an already rich literature.”
The award will be announced officially at the ACTFL conference in San Diego this November, and Mary’s paper will appear in the next volume of the German Quarterly in 2016.
Congratulations on this fabulous accomplishment!