Congratulations to George Moore whose been awarded a 2016/17 Graduate Dissertation Fellowship in the UConn Humanities Institute for his project, “The Return of Dagon: Failed Iconoclasm in Early Modern English Literature.” Dissertation committee: Gregory C. Semenza (Advisor), Clare King’oo and Jeffrey Shoulson.
Congratulations to Patti Taylor (PhD ’13), who has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship at Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, Iowa.
Poet Jazra Khaleed and novelist Amara Lakhous will be reading at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at the UConn Co-op Bookstore, Storrs Center. The reading will be followed by a discussion moderated by translator Peter Constantine.
Jazra Khaleed was born in Grozny, Chechnya. Today he lives in Athens, writes, and publishes exclusively in Greek, and is known as a poet, editor, and translator. Khaleed’s poetry has been widely translated in Europe, the US, and Japan. As a founding co-editor of TEFLON magazine, and particularly through his own translations published there, he has introduced the works of Amiri Baraka, Keston Sutherland, Lionel Fogarty, and many other political and experimental poets to a Greek readership.
Amara Lakhous fled his native Algeria in 1995 during the civil war, and has lived in Italy first as a political refugee, then as an immigrant and, as of 2008, a citizen. He is the author of five novels, three of which he wrote in both Arabic and Italian. His best known works are the much acclaimed Clash of Civilizations over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio (2008), Divorce Islamic Style (2012), and A Dispute over a Very Italian Piglet (2014).
The event, free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the English Department, the Literatures, Cultures & Languages Department, the UConn’s Creative Writing Program, and the UConn Co-op.
The Graduate Placement Committee’s first workshop on the academic job market will be held this Friday, April 8, at 1:00 pm in the Stern Lounge.
This introductory workshop is the first of a series of spring meetings and will focus on planning the job search. After this meeting, job seekers will be matched with a faculty point person who will offer assistance with materials and questions over the coming year.
All faculty and graduate students are welcome, but these workshops are vital for those graduate students who plan to apply to academic jobs in 2016-2017. Even if you have participated in these workshops in the past, we strongly encourage you to attend each year.
Wednesdays 8-9:30, Austin 217 (Stern)
All writers need advice from other writers. Sometimes though the dead ones give the best answers. This week at Nutmeg Writers Group, we’ll read Jim Harrison’s 1970s poem-letters to Sergei Yesenin, who died in 1925. Then we’ll correspond with our own dead heroes.
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