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.