George Wicken Prize in Canadian Literature1985-200?
Awarded to a student, graduate or undergraduate, who submits the best critical essay on any aspect of Canadian literature. The prize is named in honour of George Wicken, known for his research on 19th century Canadian poetry and for his innovative teaching methods at Centennial College. The award consists of cash, publication of the essay in Essays on Canadian Writing (suspended publication in 2004).
Essays on Canadian Writing
|Year/Année||Author/Auteur||Winning work/Oeuvre primée|
|1985||Alistair Highet||Manifold Destiny||1986||Stephen Henighan||Myths of Making It||1987||John Clement Ball||The Carnival of Babel||1988||David Lobdell||Eros in the Age of Anxiety||1989||Fotios Sarris||In the Skin of a Lion||1990||David Little||On the Trail of Hugh Hood||1991||Jacqui Smyth||Divided Down the Middle||1992||Kenneth Wilson||The Nutty Professor||1993||Cynthia Sugars||On the Rungs of the Double Helix||1994||Peter Cumming||The Prick and Its Vagaries||1995||Nancy Paul||Redressing the Balance||1996||Kimberly Verwaayen||Region/Body||1997||Sarah Brophy||In Sotto Howl||1998||Mary Elizabeth Leighton||Performing Pauline Johnson||1999||Robert McGill||The Sublime Simulacrum||2000||Catherine Higginson||The Raced Female Body and the Discourse of Peuplement in Rudy Wiebe's The Temptations of Big Bear and The Scorched-Wood People|