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We congratulate Brian McPhee, an incoming graduate student, for winning the John J. Winkler Memorial Prize. McPhee won the award for “A Puer‘s Horror, Heroism, and Humor: An Interpretation of Pseudolous III.1,” a paper he wrote for Sharon James’s seminar last fall.

The Winkler Prize is given in memory of John J. “Jack” Winkler, a classical scholar and teacher, known for his political activism in radical causes inside and outside of academe. The prize is given to scholars who pursue under-studied areas of Classics, including the ancient novel, ethnic, gender, and sexuality studies, and the social meanings of Greek drama, or employ innovative methodologies in their research. Sponsored by Oberlin College, this cash prize is given once a year to a graduate or undergraduate student.


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