Daniel Hack's 2012 Victorian Studies essay won this year's prestigious Donald Gray Prize, awarded by the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) to the best essay of the year in the field of Victorian Studies.
In his "The Afro-Haitian 'Charge of the Light Brigade,'" Don Gray Prize winner Daniel Hack argues that more attention should be paid to "historical processes and acts of de- and reconstructuralization" through an analysis of Tennyson's poem that had been used in "debates of antislavery violence and the relationship between race and culture."
Wild Charges: The Afro-Haitian “Charge of the Light Brigade” (pp. 199-225), Daniel Hack, Vol. 54, No. 2, Winter 2012
Victorian Studies essays also previously won this in 2006 and 2008 and also won honorable mentions in 2003 (the prize's first year), 2004, 2006, and 2011. Victorian Studies journal editor, Andrew Miller won the prize for an essay in Representations in 2007.
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