Book of the Month
"A novel of ideas examining two 'tribal' societies: the colonized island of New Ulster in Papua New Guinea and Laird’s native Northern Ireland."
Nick Laird was the Gerson Irish Reader on April 9.
—Mary Burke, Professor of English; Honors Program Director;
Irish Concentration Coordinator
Why Study English?
"Although liberal arts majors start slow, they gradually catch up to their peers in STEM fields. This is by design. A liberal arts education fosters valuable “soft skills” like problem-solving, critical thinking and adaptability. Such skills are hard to quantify, and they don’t create clean pathways to high-paying first jobs. But they have long-run value in a wide variety of careers."
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Humanities Fellow Research Talk: Joseph Ulatowski4:00pm
Wednesday, October 23rd, 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 “Why Facts Matter: Pluralism about Facts in
the Age of Fake News” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to the event.
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- Oct 24 ECOM Reading Group12:15pm
"Settler Colonialism's Hiroshima," A Talk by Iyko Day4:00pm
Thursday, October 24th, 2019
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs Campus Austin 216This lecture explores the ways in which settler colonial racial capitalism designates Indigenous lands as non-sights of nuclear modernity, making them available for what Traci Brynne Voyles calls “wastelanding.” These are sites that are deemed unproductive, backward, and peripheral to the technological superiority of the global north but are nevertheless mined for “resources.” Iyko Day is the author of Alien Capital: Asian Racialization and the Logic of Settler Colonial Capitalism (Duke UP)
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ECE English Fall Conference9:00am
Friday, October 25th, 2019
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Storrs Campus Student UnionFall conference for high school teachers of UConn's ENGL 1004, 1010, and 1011 courses. See http://ece.english.uconn.edu
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- Oct 25 ECE English Fall Conference9:00am
From Civil Rights to Human Rights: African American, West Indian and Puerto Rican Housing Struggles in Hartford County5:30pm
From Civil Rights to Human Rights: African American, West Indian and Puerto Rican Housing Struggles in Hartford County
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Other Hartford History Center at the Hartford Public LibraryWHAT: From Civil Rights to Human Rights panel discussion on housing in Hartford
WHY: Part of opening reception for the exhibition on African American, West Indian and Puerto Rican Housing Struggles in Hartford County
WHO: Discussion moderated by Fiona Vernal, associate professor of African Studies and History at UConn. Prof. Vernal and her students developed the exhibition. Panelists include:
• Fernando Betancourt, executive director, San Juan Center Inc.
• Joshua Serrano, tenant activist and community organizer, Christian Activities Council
• Pastor AJ Johnson, Urban Hope Refuge Church
• Annette Sanderson, executive director of the Hartford Housing Authority
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 29; exhibition opening at 5:30 p.m.; panel discussion, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hartford History Center at the Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford
CONTACT: Hartford History Center email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 860-695-6297
The exhibition is supported by UConn, Hartford Public Library, Hartford History Center and CT Humanities
For details about the exhibition see the UConn Today story
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"Unruly Women: Catherine of Siena, Gaspara Stampa, and a few others who couldn't keep their mouths shut." A talk by Prof. Jane Tylus (Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature (Yale University)11:00am
"Unruly Women: Catherine of Siena, Gaspara Stampa, and a few others who couldn't keep their mouths shut." A talk by Prof. Jane Tylus (Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature (Yale University)
Thursday, October 31st, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Storrs Campus Rowe 122The Italian Literary & Cultural Studies Program (LCL) invite you to a talk by Prof. Jane Tylus (Yale University). Jane Tylus is the chair of the Department of Italian Language and Literature at Yale. She specializes in late medieval and early modern European literature, religion, and culture, with secondary interests in 19th-20th century fiction. Her work has focused on the recovery and interrogation of lost and marginalized voices –historical personages, dialects and “parole pellegrine”, minor genres such as pastoral, secondary characters in plays, poems, and epics. She has also been active in the practice and theory of translation. Her current book project explores the ritual of departure in early modernity, especially how writers and artists sent their works into the world. She previously taught at NYU in Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, where she was founding faculty director of the Humanities Initiative, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been General Editor for the journal I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance since 2013, and currently sits on the advisory committee for PMLA.
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- Poetry Readings and Open MicMatt Hart and Russell Dillon. Stern, Oct. 22, 11:30am.
- EGSA Speaker Event: David Gooblar"Book club" lunch sessions on Oct. 18 and Oct. 25.
- Chris Dowd Talk at UConnThe Irish origins of American pop culture.
- Michael Swanwick ReadingAn acclaimed science fiction and fantasy writer.
- Brian Sneeden Featured as Poetry Daily Author of the Day"Again is the First Time" by Brian Sneeden.
- Acclaimed Author Justin Torres ReadingAuthor of the novel "We the Animals."
- Tina Huey Directs David Mamet’s “Oleanna”A successful production of a controversial play.