Abbye Meyer (PhD ’14) has taken a position as Program Officer at the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities. Congratulations Abbye!
Davyne Verstandig was selected as Poet Laureate of Washington in September and will be reading with Richard Blanco and other Connecticut laureates at Cheney Hall in Manchester at 7:00 pm on Oct 27, 2015.
Do you want to work for THE LONG RIVER REVIEW, UConn’s nationally award-winning literary magazine?
Each year the Long River Review seeks editors and staff for the following positions:
· Managing Editor
· Fiction Editor
· Nonfiction Editor
· Poetry Editor
· Translation Editor
· Interviews Editor
· Blog Editor
· Editorial Reading Panels
· Production Staff
Students who wish to work on the Long River Review must register for English 3713, a practicum in literary journal editing, offered every spring. Class members read widely in contemporary literary magazines, familiarizing themselves with older established journals like The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, and Poetry, as well as edgier new journals like Tin House, One Story, and n+1. Readings are combined with short writings, research presentations, and hands-on editing work. The class culminates with the public release of its major project, that year’s issue of the Long River Review.
English 3713 is by permission only. Students who wish to apply should e-mail a one page letter detailing class standing, past English classes, and any other writing or editorial experience to Professor Litman at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 16. Interviews will be arranged in late October.
The 26th Annual Aetna Prize Night, in a new location this year on Oct. 22 at the UConn Co-op Bookstore at Storrs Center, will celebrate both UConn students and Connecticut Writing Project teacher-consultants who have won awards this year in academic and creative writing. Professor Thomas Long will be the guest speaker.
Refreshments 6:30pm, awards ceremony begins 7pm
UConn Coop Bookstore at Storrs Center
Joshua Weist, “Corruptive Villainy: Finding the Root of Evil.” (Instructor: Melissa Rohrer)
Julia Nattila, “Easy is the Descent into Hell”: Seeing the Pain of Others in Breaking Bad. (Instructor: Emma Burris-Janssen)
Graduate Critical Essay Contest
Eleanor Reeds, “The Human Dimension of ‘Telegraphic Orders’: Agency and Communication in Ruiz de Burton’s Who Would Have Thought It?” (Instructor: Clare Eby)
The Creative Writing Program offers many annual prizes with significant cash awards to undergraduate and graduate students. Each contest has its own set of guidelines, so please read each carefully.
Martha Collins will read from her book Blue Front on Wednesday, October 14, at 6pm in the UConn Co-op bookstore, Storrs Center.
Martha Collins is the author of six books of poetry, including Day Unto Day (2014), Blue Front (2006), and The Catastrophe of Rainbows (1985), two chapbooks, and three books of co-translations from the Vietnamese, and is the editor of numerous anthologies. Her awards and fellowships include two Ohioana Awards, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, a National Endowment for the Arts, fellowships from the Bunting Institute, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the Witter Bynner Foundation, three Pushcart Prizes, the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award, a Lannan residency grant, and the Laurence Goldstein Poetry Prize. Collins founded the Creative Writing Program at UMass-Boston, and for ten years was Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College. She is currently editor-at-large for FIELD magazine and one of the editors for the Oberlin College Press.
Wednesday, October 14, at 6pm in the UConn Co-op bookstore, Storrs Center.
Colloquium for Ongoing Research (COR) on Rupture and the Victorian Body. This promises to be an exciting talk about bodies, feminism, and heteropatriarchal orderings in Victorian literature and culture. Alex Gatten will present “‘Their legs are weak’: The Microcosm of Anatomy and Sexuality in Victorian Literature.” Emma Burris-Janssen will present “‘Like a Dead-Born Child’: Figurations of Abortion in Thomas Hardy’s The Woodlanders.”
Sponsored by the English Graduate Student Association’s Professional Development Committee.
Oct 15 12-1pm in the Stern Lounge (Austin 217).