Month: June 2016

Counterproof Press Wins Provost’s Grant

Counterproof Press, a collaboration between the Creative Writing Program and the Department of Art and Art History’s programs in Printmaking, Illustration, and Graphic Design, has received a 2016 Provost’s Grant. Since its founding by Fine Arts and Creative Writing faculty in 2014, Counterproof Press has facilitated studio projects in which students, faculty, and visiting artists/scholars from various fields have worked together to produce limited edition art objects, artifacts, and creative publications. The Provost’s grant will enable Counterproof Press to grow into an artist’s press with a regional and national presence. Please visit our website here:



The Wallace Stevens Poetry Program broadside of Carl Phillip’s poem “For It Felt Like Power,” created by students as part of Counterproof Press, has won a 2016 Connecticut Art Director’s Club award. You can view the broadside here:

Chad Jewett Wins Dissertation Prize

Chad Jewett (PhD 2015) has been awarded the 2016 Bradford Dissertation Prize of the St. George Tucker Society for his dissertation “Aesthetic Activism: Race, Ethnicity, Literary Experimentalism, and the U.S. South.” His dissertation committee consisted of Veronica Makowsky (Major Advisor), Clare Eby, and Cathy Schlund-Vials. The Fellows of the Tucker Society will read  a chapter of Chad’s dissertation in advance and discuss it with him in a session devoted to the dissertation at their annual conference at the end of July. The Melvin E. Bradford Dissertation Prize is an annual competition that recognizes the best dissertation written on any aspect of the American South.The award was established in 1993 in honor of the late Mel Bradford, Professor of Literature at the University of Dallas. The recipient of the Bradford Prize is awarded $1,000 and expenses to attend the annual meeting. The St. George Tucker Society is an interdisciplinary scholarly organization dedicated to the study of the American South. Founded in 1990, it holds an annual meeting for members and guests during the summer “lay-by” season. These meetings feature presentations by established and beginning scholars. Papers are circulated in advance of the meeting and sessions focus on the engagement between the presenter and the audience.