UConn Co-op in Storrs Center will host a book launch March 25 at 4pm for Kate Capshaw’s recently published book, Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks (University of Minnesota Press).
Civil Rights Childhood explores the function of children’s photographic books and the image of the black child in social justice campaigns for school integration and the Civil Rights Movement. Drawing on works ranging from documentary photography and popular historical narratives to coffee-table and art books, Capshaw shows how the photobook—and the aspirations of childhood itself—encourage cultural transformation.
Nathaniel Herter’s translation “Ovid-Amores, 11.13—Ovid (Naso) Prayers for his Lover’s Life” won the 2014-2015 Aetna Translation Award.
Jeremy DeAngelo (2013) has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University.
Curlew Theatre presents Grennan’s play on the Irish Famine. Hunger dramatizes witness accounts and documentary evidence to give voice to an unspeakable trauma in Irish history.
11:00 am April 14 (Tues.) at Nafe Katter Theatre
Co-sponsored by Dramatic Arts and Irish Studies.
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
Poet Camille Dungy, the 2015 Aetna Writer-in-Residence, read her poetry March 10 at the Co-op Bookstore in Storrs Center and also conducted one-on-0ne writing tutorials with six students.
Camille Dungy is the author of three books of poetry: What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison; Smith Blue; and Suck on the Marrow. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Callaloo, The Missouri Review, and Crab Orchard Review. Her honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She is the recipient of the 2011 American Book Award, a two-time recipient of the Northern California Book Award, and a two-time NAACP Image Award nominee. She is Professor of English at Colorado State University.
Inda Watrous, our undergraduate advisor, won the 2015 UConn Staff Spirit Award “Unsung Hero,” which recognizes a staff member who consistently goes above and beyond, without fanfare or public recognition. Inda always performs at a high level; takes initiative to solve problems and improve work situations; demonstrates reliability, perseverance, and a focus on results; and helps others by sharing knowledge of the institution’s practices. We are grateful for her expertise and energy.
Lynn Bloom discusses Dr. Benjamin Spock in an interview that aired March 4 on BBC-TV. The film of the interview is posted on BBC News Magazine: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31622146 . Professor Bloom is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English and the Aetna Chair of Writing.
Miller Oberman’s poem “On Trans” was published in the March 2015 issue of Poetry magazine. Listen to the podcast reading of the poem.
Giorgina Paiella, named a University Scholar, has earned the university’s highest academic distinction. The University Scholars are almost exclusively drawn from the sciences, and Giorgina is one of two people coming from a field in the humanitites. Her advisors are Dwight Codr, Margaret Breen, Alenda Chang, and Mitchell Green. Dwight Codr stated Paiella is “hands down the best student I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.”