Congratulations to Elizabeth Deacon, winner of this year’s Mary E. V. McClanahan Graduate Essay Prize. Elizabeth is fourth-year PhD student working on Apuleius. She receives the $1500 prize for her essay “Diotima and Isis: The Platonic Model behind the Metamorphoses’ Eleventh Book”. She will present her essay as a public lecture on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 5PM in HUMN 150. Everyone is invited to what promises to be a fun and stimulating occasion, and the lecture will be followed by a celebratory reception. Many thanks once again to our friend Mary McClanahan, whose generosity makes the annual essay prize competition possible!