Month: April 2021

Professor Brenda Brueggemann named SDS 2020 Senior Scholar

Professor Brenda Jo Brueggemann was recognized as the Society for Disability Studies’ 2020 Senior Scholar. Creating an intersection between Rhetoric & Composition and Deaf Studies in her works, Brueggemann has contributed greatly to the breadth of Disability Studies and its interdisciplinary nature. Her mentorship and encouragement of future Disability Studies and Rhetoric scholars only further cements her impact on the growing field of study.

Congratulations, Brenda!

Matthew Jones (PhD ’20) to University of Florida

Matthew Jones (PhD ’20) has accepted a permanent Lecturer position at the University of Florida’s University Writing Program. In addition to teaching advanced writing courses for the department, he will be working with universities across the globe to establish deeper international partnerships between various academic institutions.

Congratulations, Matthew!

Mia Yanosy, ’21 (CLAS), Wins National Award for Fiction Writing

The Department of English would like to give a big congratulations to Mia Yanosy, ’21 (CLAS), a senior English major who recently won a 2021 AWP Intro Journals Award in Fiction for her story, titled “The Most Ordinary Thing.”

The Intro Journals Project, run by the Association of Writers & Writer Programs (or AWP), is a national literary competition with the aim to discover and publish the works of promising literary talents. Competitors must be students who are enrolled in AWP member programs, such as the undergraduate and graduate Creative Writing programs here at the University of Connecticut.

Mary Grimm, an AWP program director, chose Yanosy’s “The Most Ordinary Thing” to be one of the three winners for the Fiction award; her story will be published in Iron Horse Literary Review. While students at the University of Connecticut have participated in this competition for many years, this is the first time in recent memory that a current UConn student won.

Congratulations, Mia!

Professor Anna Mae Duane featured in Smithsonian Magazine article for James McCune Smith

Professor Anna Mae Duane was featured in Smithsonian Magazine for her work on James McCune Smith and others. The article touches on the inspiring relationship between Smith and his classmate, which the professor outlines in her book Educated for Freedom: The Incredible Story of Two Fugitive Schoolboys who Grew Up to Change a Nation.

Congratulations, Anna!