Essay Prize for Two PhD Students

Posted on 16 February 2018

The 2017 John Pickard Essay Prize has been awarded to two York History of Art PhD students!

Huge congratulations to both Melissa Gustin and Katherine Hinzman who were awarded the prize by the Pre-Raphaelite Society.  Melissa's essay "Pomegranates in Autumn: Ruminations on Rossetti's Final Proserpine," is a thematic exploration of Proserpine, the seasons, and death, while Katherine's essay "'It is clear I am a heretic': Edward Burne-Jones, Theology and Artistic 'Heresy'" gives a fascinating insight into Burne-Jones’ theological views and the ways these fed into his artistic practice .  Both pieces will be published in the Spring 2018 issue of the Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society.  

Their achievement is all the more impressive as the competition organisers stated that the quality of submissions this year was particularly high!