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Jane Austen 2018 Essay Contest


Identify one or more incidents that could be termed sexual harassment or sexual predation in a Jane Austen novel and explain why the term applies. Discuss how the characters of the novel deal with the damage caused by the incident(s). Was justice done? How are their methods similar to or different from how our society today deals with such problems?

We have selected the winners of the Jane Austen 2018 high school and college/graduate school essay contest! They are as follows:

High School
  • First PlaceKate Companion: a student at Woodinville High School
  • Honorable Mention —Jessica Rees: a student at Selah High School

College/Graduate School
  • First PlaceJamie L. Olson from Sedro-Woolley, studying at the University of South-Eastern Norway
  • Honorable Mention — Danbee Moon from Bellevue, studying at the University of Washington
  • Honorable Mention — McKenzie Murray from Olympia, studying at the University of Washington

You can read the winning essays by clicking on the winners' names.

Congratulations to both winners, and all three honorable mentions, and a great big "Thank you!" to EVERYONE who entered the contest

Last update: 5th July 2018

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