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Marissa Rivera receives comparative literature prize

Marissa Rivera receives comparative literature prize

Marissa Rivera, a 2011 cum laude graduate of Colorado College, has been awarded the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Presidential Undergraduate Prize. Members of CC’s comparative literature department nominated her paper, a revised version of her senior thesis, “Reflexive Revisionism: Latin American Magical Realism and Australian Postcoloniality in Gould’s Book of Fish,” which she wrote under the guidance of Assistant Spanish Professor Andreea Marinescu and Associate Comparative Literature Professor Corinne Scheiner. Rivera currently is a Peace Corps volunteer, serving in China.

The committee for the Presidential Undergraduate Prize stated that “work will be judged based on theoretical rigor, comparative breadth, and lucidity of exposition.” The committee also noted that work that engages in comparison across linguistic boundaries is especially valued.