This collection provides a list of winning essays from the Book Collecting Contest at the University of Puget Sound.

The aim of this competition is to encourage full-time students at Puget Sound to read for enjoyment and to develop personal libraries throughout their lives, to appreciate the special qualities of printed or illustrated works, and to read, research and preserve the collected works for pleasure and scholarship. Collections can be on any subject and this contest is open to all full time students.

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Submissions from 2015

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Liberation in Literature: Lesbian Ecofeminism, Jessalyn Kreutzer

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Epics, Myth, and Modern Magic: Where Classics and Fantasy Collide, Alicia Matz

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The Wonderful World of Whedon: A Collection of Texts Celebrating Joss Whedon and His Works, Krista Silva

Submissions from 2013

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Hunting the Dark Knight: Books on the Batman, Ian N. Fox

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Ars Moriendi: A Selection of Texts Concerning the Phenomenon of Death, Andrew Osborne

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The Genderization of Crime Fiction from the Victorian Era to the Modern Day, Ariana Scott-Zechlin

Submissions from 2012

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The Devolution of Man: Mental and Social “Madness” Throughout Literature, Ian N. Fox

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Words of the Waves: A Nautical Collection, Emily Selinger