Oxford Brookes Student Sarah Wild Wins Best Undergraduate Dissertation Prize
Sarah Wild from Oxford Brookes University has been awarded the prize for the Best Undergraduate Dissertation by the Association of Publishing Education. She was presented with the prize at a prestigious awards ceremony at London Book Fair on Tuesday 14th April.
Her dissertation is entitled 'A Life Beyond the Garden Gate: Beatrix Potter’s Road to Success'. This interdisciplinary dissertation in History of Art and Publishing analyses Beatrix Potter’s career and achievements as an artist and as a published author, questioning the reasons why she has been relegated to a subordinate position in the cultural field. The study examines Potter’s publishing experience and business acumen, and considers her achievements in the context of the literary and art establishments and the publishing industry at the turn of the century.
Sarah graduated with a first class honours degree from Oxford Brookes in 2014 and is now studying for a MSt in Literature and Arts at Oxford University. About the LBF awards ceremony, she said, 'It was a lovely evening and I am obviously really, really pleased!'.
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