Month: July 2018

Grad Student Awards Announced

We are delighted to announce the 2018 recipients of graduate student awards from the “Tribute Fund.” The full title of this fund at the UCONN Foundation is “Tribute to English Professors — A Fund for Graduate Education,” and as of 2018 it is now producing enough income for the department to make three annual awards, in the amount of $500 / recipient.


The Milton Stern Dissertation Award recognizes the best dissertation submitted for a PhD in English or Medieval Studies (for dissertations defended between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018). This year’s recipient is Dan Graham, for his dissertation, “Spectral Speculations: The Political Economy of American Spiritualism, 1848-1905.”


The Francelia Butler Graduate Award for Teaching Innovation recognizes a graduate student in English or Medieval Studies who demonstrates commitment to innovative teaching  and reflective practice in a non-First-Year Writing course. This year’s recipient is Meghan Burns, in acknowledgment of her work in English 2203: American Literature 1880-present (Fall 2017).


The David Leeming Graduate Award for Service recognizes a graduate student in English or Medieval Studies who demonstrates excellence in service or outreach to the department, university, institution, or community. This year’s co-recipients are Hayley Stefan and Micah Goodrich, in acknowledgment of their service as, respectively, President and Vice-President of EGSA during the 2017-18 academic year.