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2013 W. W. Newell Prize Awarded to Brant Ellsworth and Semontee Mitra

Wednesday, December 11, 2013   (0 Comments)

The Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society has announced the winners of the 2013 W. W. Newell Prize, awarded annually in recognition of the best student essay on a topic in children's folklore. This year, the prize was awarded to two Penn State-Harrisburg students. Brant Ellsworth was recognized for his paper "Playing for Change: The Performative Functions of Children's Piano Play," an essay about the functions, traditions, and modes of communication among children's piano playing. Semontee Mitra received the prize for her paper "Children Have Their Own World of Being," an ethnography on children's activities on the Day of Saraswati Puja.

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