Book of the Month
"This is a beautifully written novel, thoroughly researched and compassionately told, about the 1980s AIDS epidemic in Chicago. Makkai weaves together various story lines, and the result is a powerfully moving page-turner."
—Jeffrey Shoulson, Vice Provost of Academic Operations and Prof. of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Why Study English?
"Heads up, business majors: Employers are newly hot on the trail of hires with liberal arts and humanities degrees.
Class of 2015 graduates from those disciplines are employed at higher rates than their cohorts in the class of 2014, and starting salaries rose significantly, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers' annual first-destination survey of recent graduates in the workforce."
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Thursday, February 21st, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Storrs CampusYoung Building, Room 228
11:30am - 12:30pm
Young Building, Room 228
Graduate Students are welcome to a special lunch event with this weekâs Teale speaker Dr. Liam Heneghan, author of Beasts at Bedtime, Environmental Wisdom in Children's Literature.
In Beasts at Bedtime, Liam Heneghan examines the environmental underpinnings of childrenâs stories. From Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter, Heneghan unearths the universal insights into our inextricable relationship with nature that underlie so many classic childrenâs stories. Some of the largest environmental challenges in coming yearsâfrom climate instability, the extinction crisis, freshwater depletion, and deforestationâare likely to become even more severe as this generation of children grows up. Though todayâs young readers will bear the brunt of these environmental calamities, they will also be able to contribute to environmental solutions if prepared properly. Heneghan shows how the nature curriculum is already embedded in bedtime stories, from the earliest board books like The Rainbow Fish to contemporary young adult classics like The Hunger Games.
Liam Heneghan is an ecosystem ecologist, Professor, and Co-Director of DePaul Universityâs Institute for Nature and Children. He is a Dubliner, an occasional poet, a tin whistle player, and a father of two grown children to whom he read every night of their early years.
The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series brings leading scholars and scientists to the University of Connecticut to present public lectures on nature and the environment. The lectures are open to the public and do not require registration.
For additional information: https://cese.uconn.edu/the-edwin-way-teale-lecture-series/
Friday, February 22nd, 2019
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Event is open to all faculty who teach writing courses at HCHE schools.
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Storrs CampusAustin - Stern Lounge
More information on the workshop can be found on the CWP website.
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
Storrs CampusWood Hall Basement Lounge
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs CampusHumanities Institute Seminar Room, Babbidge Library 4th Floor
For more information, please visit https://humanities.uconn.edu/2018-19fellows/.
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Thursday, February 28th, 2019
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Storrs CampusBabbidge Library 4th Floor Heritage Room
Friday, March 1st, 2019
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Storrs CampusThe William Benton Museum of Art
WHO IS THE REAL SUBJECT OF THE PORTRAIT? SITTER? SOCIETY? ARTIST?
Join the discussion
From the Mona Lisa to âselfies,â this salon will explore the artistsâ and sittersâ intent, memorialization, branding, the influence of social trends, and other critical issues in portraiture using works from the Bentonâs current exhibition and permanent collection.
5-5:30 pm Cash Bar; light hors d'oeuvres
5:30 pm Discussion commences.
FREE Donations are gratefully accepted.
RSVP appreciated by February 27.
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Pamela Bramble is Associate Professor of Painting at the University of Connecticut. Her teaching specialties include drawing, painting and art appreciation. Her work is represented in public and private collections and has been reviewed by The New York Times, The Hartford Courant, Hartford Advocate and Art New England.
Michael Bradford is Professor, Head of Dramatic Arts, and Artistic Director of Connecticut Repertory Theatre at UConn. He teaches theater history, dramatic literature and playwriting,is an award-winning playwright, and considered one
of the most promising African American playwrights today. His plays have been produced at various important venues regionally and internationally.
Susan Spiggle is Professor emeritus from the Department of Marketing in the School of Business at UConn. She worked with Alexis Boylan, Guest Curator on the current exhibition The Business of Bodies: Ellen Emmet Rand and the Persuasion of Portraiture exploring how Rand branded herself as an artist. Spiggle has written a chapter in the upcoming book on Rand.
Veronica Makowsky is Professor of English and Womenâs Studies at UConn. Her specialties include 20th- Century American literature (womenâs, ethnic, Southern), ethnic American literature (multi-ethnic). She has written several books, most recently The Fiction of Valerie Martin: An Introduction (Louisiana State University Press, 2016).
- Lauren Goodlad: “A Study in Distant Reading”Feb. 21, 4pm, Austin 217 (Stern).
- “Modern Slavery” and “Prison Abolition”Anna Mae Duane to speak Feb. 20, Austin 217 (Stern), 11:30-1pm.
- IDEA Grant WinnersCongratulations to James Grindley and Jasmine Smith.
- Writers Who Edit, Editors Who Write SeriesAimee Nezhukumatathil will speak at the UConn Bookstore in Storrs Center on Feb. 19 at 6 pm.
- Panel: Career Prospects in EnglishTwo local community college profs. share insights and field questions. Feb. 19, 3:30-4:30, Austin 217 (Stern).
- Cathy Schlund-Vials InterviewedPodcast with Julie Bartucca, University Communications
- Creative Writing Award WinnersCongratulations to the 2018-19 winners!