Tegan Ridge receives 2020 Patricia and Peter Shannon Wilson Undergraduate Research Prize
Tegan Ridge is one of six winners of the 2020 Patricia and Peter Shannon Wilson Undergraduate Research Prize.
A Faculty of Arts & Science student in her fourth year St. Michael’s College, Ridge won for her research paper on Othmar Schoeck’s Penthesilea, completed for the course TMU 499Y1: Independent Study.
“Schoeck was Swiss, the libretto for the music drama written in German,” Ridge says. “Consequently, much of the scholarship I uncovered referred to materials held in German-speaking lands.”
With the help of U of T librarians, Ridge says she was able to reach out to archives abroad and obtain digitized materials.
“Notably, in the existing literature on Schoeck, there is no precedent for the kind of multifaceted study Tegan completed,” says Assistant Professor Daphne Tan, supervisor for the course. “Tegan’s final paper is rich in theoretical and analytical detail, and moreover, due to her keen understanding of an eclectic body of scholarship and the gaps therein, she offers several innovative insights."
The Patricia and Peter Shannon Wilson Undergraduate Research Prize is made possible due to an endowment by Mrs. Patricia Wilson and Mr. Peter Wilson.