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Georgia Southern English professor wins Agnes Strickland Prize

Renaissance literature professor Mary Villeponteaux, Ph.D., was awarded the 2019 Agnes Strickland Prize for her presentation of “The Poet and the Queen: Spenser’s Last Elizabeths” by the Queen Elizabeth I Society. Villeponteaux gave the presentation at the South Central Renaissance Conference in Lubbock, Texas, in April.

Villeponteaux, who has been at Georgia Southern since 2006, provides leadership on numerous university, college and departmental committees and serves as advisor of the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta. She is the author of The Queen’s Mercy: Gender and Judgement in Representations of Elizabeth I, among other respected articles and reviews.


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