Submit your original art, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translations to the Long River Review by February 12 at 11:59pm for a chance to be published in our 20th Anniversary Edition!
The University of Connecticut’s First-Year Writing Program will host its Twelfth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing on Friday, April 7, 2017. Our theme for this year is “Humility and Conviction,” and we’re honored to have John Duffy, Francis O’Malley Director of the Notre Dame University Writing Program, as our keynote speaker.
Regularly updated information about this year’s conference is available at http://fyw.uconn.edu/conference/.
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The English Department’s Committee on Speakers and Symposium presents a Roundtable on Teaching, Researching, and Theorizing Writing on February 1 from 1:30-3 in the Stern Room. Speakers include Brenda Brueggemann, Ellen Carillo, Jason Courtmanche, and Melissa Bugdal. All welcome.
The departments of English and LCL are cosponsoring a two-day visit from Stacy Hartman, the coordinator of the MLA’s Connected Academics Project. The visit will take place on February 1 and 2 and include a series of talks and workshops for faculty and graduate students.
Wednesday, February 1 at 1:30 pm: talk open to both faculty and graduate students
Wednesday, February 1 at 4:00 pm: workshop for graduate students
Thursday, February 2 at 4:00 pm: workshop for graduate students
Thursday, February 2 at noon: workshop for faculty
Workshops will have limited seating, and we will handle registration on a first come, first serve basis.
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The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute (AAASI) will be hosting a seminar with Professor Asha Nadkarni on January 30, 2017 at 4 PM in the Stern Lounge. This seminar is based on Professor Nadkarni’s Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India (University of Minnesota Press). Eugenic Feminism considers the vexed relationship between reproduction, citizenship, and nationalism via the exclusionary impulse of eugenics in the first half of the twentieth century. This seminar will involve a pre-circulated chapter. Those interested in participating should contact Cathy Schlund-Vials (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 18, 2017. This seminar is co-sponsored by the UConn Department of English.
Professor Nadkarni received her B.A. in gender and women’s studies from Connecticut College and her M.A./Ph.D. from Brown University. Her research and teaching interests include postcolonial literature and theory, transnational feminist theory, U.S. empire studies, and Asian American studies, with an emphasis on the literatures and cultures of the South Asian diaspora. She is presently at work on a second project, tentatively titled From Opium to Outsourcing; this work is concentrated on representations of South Asian labor in a global, neoliberal imaginary.
Funding of up to $4,000 per student is available through the UConn IDEA Grant to support student-designed projects including artistic endeavors, community service initiatives, research projects, entrepreneurial ventures, and other innovative projects.
Undergraduates in all majors and all campuses can apply. Applications are accepted from individuals and from small groups who plan to work collaboratively on a project.
Upcoming information sessions: Wednesday, January 18, 4:00-5:00pm, Rowe 420
Thursday, January 19, 4:00-5:00pm, Oak 106
The academic year funding deadline is Monday, March 13, 2017.
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Crawl Space, an open poetry night, is on Thursday, January 19 from 6-8pm at Grounded Coffee Co. at 869 Main Street in Willimantic. Bring your new creative work to share with other creative writers of Willimantic and environs!