July 11, 2020

Rehoboth Resident Isabelle Giuttari is Frank Prentice Rand Scholarship in English Winner

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Rehoboth resident Isabelle Giuttari ('21) is a double major in English and Theater and a member of Commonwealth Honors College. Her area of interest in the major is early modern literature and creative writing, which has led her to pursue a letter of specialization in creative writing. Isabelle works at the Fine Arts Center as an office assistant and next year will serve as the President of the UMass/Amherst Mock Trial Team.

Isabelle is also a Charles A. Peters Prize winner for creative writing submission. (Faculty readers Joe Black and Adam Zucker)

Isabelle Giuttari: "Broken Tongues: Tracing the Literalization of Language and Violence in Act 5, Scene 2 of Henry V". The essay offers a sophisticated analysis of Shakespeare's use of the French language in the history play Henry V, drawing on early modern primary sources, including dictionaries from the period, to show the extent to which a conversation employing two languages can be read as a continuation of warfare by other means. The essay is exceptionally well researched, skillfully argued, and written with a fine sense of style.

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