Congratulations, Tessa!

June 12, 2018
Picture of graduate student Tessa Jacobs

Congratulations to Tessa Jacobs, who was awarded the Patrick B. Mullen Graduate Prize for best graduate student paper for her essay, "Intertextual Storytelling within Family Narratives." Our panel of reviewers, made up of OSU folklore alumni, commented, "This paper takes an innovative approach to family folklore narratives, extending existing literature and taking it in a new direction. What this author has done can make us question - in a good way - what has come before. It adds a new dimension to family folklore by addressing all the complexities of family dynamics rather than a celebratory narrative, and asking: 'What does family folklore look like in an estranged family?'" Nice work, Tessa!