Congratulations to Maggie Mitchell (PhD 2004), whose debut novel, Pretty Is, received critical acclaim in The New York Times. The book came out this month, published by Henry Holt. Mitchell will read from the novel Wednesday, August 5, at the UConn Co-op Bookstore in Storrs Center.
Joseph Darda’s dissertation, “When Is Postwar? American Narratives in an Age of Permanent War,” has been selected as UConn’s nomination in the Arts and Humanities division of the Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. His dissertation was selected as the sole UConn representative of all 2013–15 dissertations in the arts and humanities and will now enter the national competition in the same division.