Campus Notes: Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Alumna and senior win prizes for essays on Italian food, fiction

The American Association of Teachers of Italian announced that both 2008-2009 College Essay Prizes went to Yale students.

Blake Walsh ‘09 is currently a paralegal in a New Haven law firm and was a student in Risa Sodi’s spring 2009 “Italian Food and Literature” course. Her winning essay for the English language prize is titled “Mediating the Transition from Infantile Dependency to Mature Autonomy: Food as a ‘Transitional Object’ in Clara Sereni’s Keeping House.”

Emily Rabiner ‘10 is currently a senior Italian major and was a student in Francesca Cadel’s fall 2008 “Italian Detective Novel” course. Her winning essay for the Italian language prize is titled “Il concetto moderno dell’indagine gialla: Saviano come ‘scrittore/detective.’”

Walsh and Rabiner will each receive $500.

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