All-College Writing Contest


2015 All College Writing Contest Winner

Document Type


Date of Award

Winter 2015

Author Comments

I wrote this paper in response to an assignment regarding the existence and validity of Mary Shelley’s Romanticism. For me, her Romanticism is absolutely undeniable, so I took the chance to use a critical lens – gender – to align Shelley with the most distinctly Romantic writers: William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, and John Keats. I have always been interested in women’s representation in literature and saw this as an opportunity to advocate for one of my favorite novelists. The writing and research process not only added to my understanding of Shelley’s work, but also furthered my appreciation for the useful tool that is the critical lens.

Faculty Advisor

Robert Archambeau



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