Book of the Month
Ernest J. Gaines died November 5 at the age of 86.
Veronica Makowsky recommends A Lesson Before Dying: "it is a beautiful, moving, devastating novel that, although set decades ago, speaks to current issues of race and incarceration, as well as dignity, responsibility, and love."
Gaines also wrote The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and A Gathering of Old Men. Born into a sharecropping family, he split his early years between school and working in the fields.
Humanities Fellow Research Talk: Jessica Strom4:00pm
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs Campus Humanities Institute Seminar Room, Babbidge Library 4th FloorOur UCHI Fellow will be presenting their research talk on “Financing Revolution: Adriano Lemmi and the Struggle for Italian Unification” followed by a light reception. For more information, please visit https://humanities.uconn.edu/fellowships/current-and-previous-fellows/. If you require accommodation for this event, please contact email@example.com at least one week prior to the event.
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- Nov 21 NCTE Annual Convention12:00am
Reflections on the Work of Philip Roth by Dr. Sondra Melzer12:30pm
Thursday, November 21st, 2019
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Stamford Campus MPRSondra Melzer: Reflections on the Work of Philip Roth
MPR, UConn Stamford
Philip Roth, 1933-2018, was an American novelist and short story writer. In her talk, Dr. Sondra Melzer will discuss Roth's focus on Jewish life throughout his storied career, the writings of which made him one of the most celebrated writers of his generation.
Dr. Sondra Melzer completed her PhD at NYU. She is the author of “The Rhetoric of Rage”: Women In Dorothy Parker. She spent 39 years as a public high school teacher, was an instructor at the University of Connecticut, and ran the Sacred Heart University Education Program. In 2017, upon completing 60 years of teaching, she was named Professor Emerita at Sacred Heart University.
The event by the UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life is free and open to the pubic. If you require an accommodation, please contact Stamford Coordinator for Judaic Studies Professor Fred Roden at email@example.com or 203-251-8559.
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- Nov 22 NCTE Annual Convention12:00am
- Nov 23 NCTE Annual Convention12:00am
- Nov 23 Teacher as Writer Workshop10:00am
- Nov 24 NCTE Annual Convention12:00am
- Eleni Coundouriotis Brown Bag EventWed., Nov. 20, 12pm in Stern.
- Sarah Beth Durst Reading and Q&ATue., Nov. 12, 6:30pm in Stern.
- Jen Manion Lecture and WorkshopNov. 12, 4:30 pm, Konover Auditorium.
- Margaret Gibson Poetry ReadingNov. 14, at 6pm at the Storrs Center UConn Bookstore.
- The Wallace Stevens Poetry PrizeCash prizes up to $1,000! Deadline: Dec. 9.
- Poetry Readings and Open MicMatt Hart and Russell Dillon. Stern, Oct. 22, 11:30am.
- EGSA Speaker Event: David GooblarFriday, Nov. 8, 2pm, McHugh Hall 206.