We are delighted to announce that the Winner of the 2018 Essay Prize is
Julia Mattison (University of Toronto)
for her entry:
Line-Fillers in Chaucer's Verse
2018
Proxime Accessit
Gillian Redfern
University of Manchester
Knowing Me Knowing You: Three Knowingly Northern Plays by the Wakefield Master
2017
Winner
Georgia Henley
Harvard
Reading Geoffrey of Monmouth in Wales: the Basis of the Welsh Brut y Brenhinedd in Latin Commentaries, Glosses and Variant Texts
2016
Winner
Robert Gallagher
University of the Basque Country

Latin Acrostic Poetry in Late Anglo-Saxon England: Reassessing the Contribution of John the Old Saxon

Published in   86.2 (2017), pp. 249-74
2015
Winner
Elizabeth Wright
University of York

Marian Hymns and Sacred Vocal Music in London, British Library, Cotton Vespasian D. vi. : Five Previously Unpublished Anglo-Latin Texts

Proxime Accessit
Megan Murton
Xavier University

The Prioress's Prologue: Dante, Liturgy and Ineffability

2014
Winner
Christine Wallis
University of Sheffield

‘Unpublished Drypoint Annotations in Oxford, Corpus Christi College 279B’

Published in   85.1 (2016), pp. 15-32
2013
Winner
Jill Fitzgerald
University of Illinois

‘Angelus Pacis: A Liturgical Model for the 'fæle friðowebba' in Cynewulf's 'Elene'’

Published in   83 (2014), pp. 189 - 209
Proxime Accessit
Aisling Byrne
Merton College, Oxford

A Lost Insular Version of the Romance of Octavian

Published in   83 (2014), pp. 288 - 302
2012
No Award Made
2011
Winner
Jennifer Jahner
University of Pennsylvania

Altera Natura: Conduct, Craft and Nature in The Owl and the Nightingale

2010
Winner
Thomas Hinton
Jesus College, Oxford

New Beginnings and False Dawns: A Reappraisal of the Elucidation Prologue to the Conte del Graal Cycle 

Published in   80 (2011), pp. 41 - 55
Proxime Accessit
Eliza Zingesser
Princeton University

Speaking as One: Linguistic Diversity and Moral Unity in Troubadour Chansonnier Y (Bibliothèque Nationale de France MS. fr. 795)

2009
Winner
Elizabeth Boyle
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Neoplatonic thought in medieval Ireland: the evidence of Scéla na esérgi

Published in   78 (2009), pp. 216 – 30
2008
Winner
Kathleen Palti
University College, London

An Unpublished fifteenth-century carol collection: Oxford, Lincoln College MS Lat. 141

Published in   77  (2008), pp. 260 – 78