Faculty, Students Honor Raymond DiLorenzo with Essay Contest

Faculty, Students Honor Raymond DiLorenzo with Essay Contest

DiLorenzo Essay AwardEnglish faculty and students gathered on Friday, Nov. 2, to celebrate the life of Raymond DiLorenzo, professor of English at UD from 1972-2005, by announcing the winner of the Dr. Raymond DiLorenzo Essay Contest for the best Literary Traditions II research essay.

Psychology major Michael Reardon '15 was awarded the prize for his essay on "Paradise Lost" titled "The Great Divide: Milton's Ontology and its Implications for Protestant Thought." Reardon's essay will be published in the spring University Scholar, a journal of undergraduate writing sponsored by the university's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and English Department.

"All lovers of Milton will find this paper worth reading," said Andrew Moran, associate professor of English, who introduced Reardon.

The Dr. Raymond DiLorenzo Essay Contest was established to honor DiLorenzo, who labored over thousands of Literary Traditions II essays during his three decades at UD. DiLorenzo was a medievalist who especially loved the works of Augustine, Dante and Chaucer. Read more about DiLorenzo and Raymond DiLorenzo Essay Contest on the English Department website.

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