English is one of UConn's largest and most vibrant departments, with approximately 400 undergrad majors and double majors in biology, economics, and other fields. 100 faculty and 70 graduate students study literature written in English from c.800 to the present. [ . . . ]
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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Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs CampusHumanities Institute Seminar Room, Babbidge Library, 4th Floor
UCHI's faculty fellow Ken Gouwens will present his research on "Praise, Blame, Commemoration, and Contumely in the Renaissance Republic of Letters: The Purposes of Paolo Giovio's Elogia."
Friday, January 26th, 2018
12:20 PM - 01:10 PM
Storrs CampusAUST 434
"Maxwell Street: Writing and Thinking Place in a Chicago Market"
Dr. Timothy Cresswell
Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs
This presentation consists of sections of a book length attempt at writing place (Maxwell Street: Writing and Thinking Place in a Chicago Market University of Chicago Press, 2019). The place is the Maxwell Street area of Chicago, the site of North America's largest open-air market though most of the 20th century. The book consists of three essays of fragments drawing on the writing techniques of Walter Benjamin in his Arcades Project as well as experiments in hybrid form in contemporary poetry (Maggie Nelson, Claudia Rankine, Susan Howe etc.). The essays are written in fragments - paragraphs that introduce and then return to recurring themes including waste, lists, materiality, the senses, and memory.
Tim Cresswell is Professor of American Studies, Dean of Faculty and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Trained as a cultural geographer, Cresswell's research focuses on the role of mobility, place, and space in the constitution of social and cultural worlds. Recent work has centered on the relations between forms of mobility and power in modern life. He is currently completing a book on the 100-year history of the Maxwell Street market in Chicago. Cresswell is the author, co-author or co-editor of a dozen books including On the Move: Mobility in the Modern Western World (2006) and Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects (2011). As a poet he is the author of two collections: Soil (2103) and Fence (2015) which continue his explorations of place and mobility. He is co-editor of the AAG journal GeoHumanities: Space, Place, and the Humanities.
Thursday, February 1st, 2018
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Downtown Hartford, Downtown HartfordBookstore
Native Hartford author Mark Dressler will join us at the Bookstore to talk about his book Dead and Gone. This popular mystery takes place in Hartford, CT and features Dan Shields, a veteran detective who breaks all the rules.
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Storrs CampusUCHI Conference rm, 4th floor, Babbidge Library
Professor Avinoam Patt will present "The Jewish Heroes of Warsaw: The Afterlife of the Warsaw Ghetto" for the Center for Judaic Studies Faculty Colloquium series.
A kosher lunch will be served. Please RSVP:
Professor Patt is the Philip D. Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford where he is also director of the Museum of Jewish Civilization.
This event is open to the public and is made possible by the Center for Judaic Studies, the Humanities Institute, and the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages.
The talk will be held in the Humanities Institute Conference room on the 4th floor of Babbidge Library.
If you require an accommodation to participate, please contact Pamela Weathers at 860-486-2271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusBabbidge Library 4th Floor Room 4-209
A series of talks and conversations with editors from across the field of publishing. Learn how to pitch your ideas, get your book or article out, publicize yourself and your work, and adjust to the changing landscape of publishing.
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusHeritage Room, Babbidge 4th floor
DHMS Talk by Helmut Walser Smith (Vanderbilt University):
"Ghettos and Death Camps in German Occupied Poland 1939-1943 - What the Digital Humanities and Spatial Evidence Tell Us"
Martha Rivers Ingram Chair of History; Professor of German Studies
Director, Digital Humanities
Helmut Walser Smith is a historian of modern Germany, with particular interests in the history of nation-building and nationalism, religious history, and the history of anti-Semitism. He is the author of _German Nationalism and Religious Conflict, 1870-1914_ (Princeton, 1995), and a number of edited collections, including _The Oxford Handbook of Modern German History_ (Oxford, 2011), _Protestants, Catholics and Jews in Germany, 1800-1914_ (Oxford, 2001), _The Holocaust and other Genocides: History, Representation, Ethics_ (Nashville, 2002), and, with Werner Bergmann and Christhard Hoffmann, _Exclusionary Violence: Antisemitic Riots in Modern German History_ (Ann Arbor, 2002). His book, _The Butcher's Tale: Murder and Anti-Semitism in a German Town_ (New York, 2002), received the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History and was an L.A. Times Non-Fiction Book of the Year. It has also been translated into French, Dutch, Polish, and German, where it received an accolade as one of the three most innovative works of history published in 2002. Smith has also authored _The Continuities of German History: Nation, Religion, and Race across the Long Nineteenth Century_ (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and is presently working on a book on German conceptions of nation before, during, and after nationalism.
Saturday, February 10th, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Storrs Campus, Storrs CampusAustin 217
Discussion of Antero GarcÃa and Cindy OâDonnell-Allenâs Pose, Wobble, Flow: A Culturally Proactive Approach to Literacy Instruction
Thursday, February 15th, 2018
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Storrs CampusUConn Bookstore, Storrs Center
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Susanne Davis/Fiction Reading
UConn Bookstore, Storrs Center, 6:00 pm
- Students Accepted to Neag Teacher Certification Program11 English majors have joined Neag's one-year certification program to obtain their masters in education.
- Academic Publishing Talk with Brian HalleyThe Humanities Institute will host editor Brian Halley from UMass Press on February 6, 2018.
- Awards for ArtworkCash prizes for drawing, cartooning, photography, and other artwork. Deadline 5 Feb.
- Sara Austin on Femininity in Dolls"From Barbie to Superheroes: The New Femininity in Dolls." Dec. 13 in "UConn Today."
- Susanne Davis to ReadReadings from her book, "The Appointed Hour," and talk about why stories matter. Mark Twain House, Hartford, Dec. 12, 6:30pm.
Professors are People Too
Ali Oshinskie ('17) interviews professors for a podcast series, "Professors are People Too." Listen (or read the transcripts) to her introduction and her interviews with Gina Barreca, Cathy Schlund-Vials, Sean Forbes, Dwight Codr, and Victoria Ford Smith. For her final episode, Ali expands her focus, working with Sahar Iqbal ('19) and Alice Hu ('20) to produce "Humanities Majors Are People Too." They interview Professor of English Jerry Phillips, Director of the Women's Center Kathleen Holgerson, and Rhiannon Corby from the The New Yorker Radio Hour.