Department Accomplishments June 2021 – January 2022

Department of English Accomplishments

June 2021 - January 2022

Featuring

Faculty

Pamela Brown, Brenda Brueggemann, Mary Burke, Ellen Carillo, Julie Choffel, Bruce Cohen, Jason Courtmanche, Martha Cutter, Tom Deans, Darcie Dennigan, Mary K. Bercaw Edwards, Patrick Hogan, Yohei Igarashi, Clare Costley King'oo, Kathy Knapp, Jean Marsden, V. Penelope Pelizzon, Grégory Pierrot, Debapriya Sarkar, Thomas Shea, and Sarah Winter

Graduate Students

Psyche Ready and Anna Ziering

Awards and Honors

Brueggemann, Brenda

  • Elected to the Modern Language Association (MLA) Executive Council, 10 Jan. 2022, Term of service: 2022-2026.

Cohen, Bruce

  • “Born Homesick” (originally appeared Southern Review). Nominated by Southern Review for a Pushcart Prize.

Courtmanche, Jason

  • ($5,600). 2021-2022 CLAS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant, Equity and Social Justice in Secondary English Education Reading Group.
  • ($39,875). 2021-2022 Connecticut State Department of Education, Teacher Professional Development Grant.
  • ($2,000). 2021-2022 CLAS Scholarship Facilitation Fund, The Deep Reading Project.

Cutter, Martha J

  • ($6,000). “When Black Lives Really Do Matter: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Race, Gender, and Health Disparities.” DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) Grant.

Igarashi, Yohei 

  • ($5,000). (Co-PI), “Fact, Fiction, and Disinformation: A Computational Analysis of Fossil Fuel Writing Across Genres,” New England Humanities Consortium Seed Grant.

Books

Brown, Pamela

  • The Diva's Gift to the Shakespearean Stage: Agency, Theatricality, and the Innamorata. Oxford University Press, Dec 2021, UK.

Carillo, Ellen C

  • Reading and Writing Instruction in the 21st Century: Recovering and Transforming the Pedagogy of Robert Scholes. Utah State UP, 2021.
  • with Rise B. Axelrod, Charles R. Cooper, and Wallace T. Cleaves, editors. The St. Martin's Guide to Writing, 13th ed. Bedford/St. Martin's, 2021.
  • The Hidden Inequities in Labor-Based Contract Grading. Utah State University Press, 2021.

Pelizzon, V. Penelope

  • Of Vinegar Of Pearl. Quarterly West, 2021.

Publications

Burke, Mary

  • “Transatlantic Railroad” (corrected, expanded, and updated Irish Times publication). Éire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies, Special Issue on Reproductive Justice and the Politics of Women’s Health in Ireland, 35.3-4, 2021, pp. 59-80.
  • The Real Thing? The Irish immigrant ethnic hierarchy, S.S. McClure, and Henry James.” Henry James Review, 42.3, 2021, pp. 248-251.

    Carillo, Ellen

    Choffel, Julie

    • “Nest”, “The Walk”. Trampoline, Issue 10.2, Nov 2021.
    • “Professional Harpist.” The Connecticut Literary Anthology, Oct 2021.
    • “Portals Are Having a Moment.” Zócalo Public Square, 17 Sept 2021.
    • “Balm” and “Hibiscus.” New American Writing, 39, 2021.

    Cohen, Bruce

    • “Positive Liquid.” Laurel Review, Issue 54.1, pp. 131-133.
    • “Making Room.” North Dakota Quarterly, 88, No. 3/4, pp. 226-227.

    Courtmanche, Jason

         

         

        Cutter, Martha J

        Deans, Tom

        Dennigan, Darcie

        • Dolores Goes to Poetry City. Directed by Josh Short, Asst. Director Davis Alianiello, Wilbury Theatre Group at Waterfire Arts Center, 10-20 June, 2021.

        Bercaw Edwards, Mary K

        • “In the Tradition of Cannibal Talk: Call It Courage.” Dust Off the Gold Medal: Rediscovering Children’s Literature at the Newbery Centennial, Eds. Sara L. Schwebel and Jocelyn Van Tuyl, New York: Routledge, 2022.
        • Typee and Omoo.” Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Herman Melville, Ed. Wyn Kelley and Christopher Onge, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell (2022): [in press].

            Publications (cont.)

            • "Inscription in Typee."Melville's Anatomies Two Decades Later: A Forum, Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies, Ed. Brian Yothers, 24.1 (March 2022): [in press].
            • “All Astir.” Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies, 24.1 (March 2022): [in press].
            • “All Astir.” Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies, 23.3 (October 2021): 131-37.
            • “All Astir.” Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies, 23.2 (June 2021): 123-31.

              Hogan, Patrick

              • “Covert Progression as Causal Complexity.” Style,1, 2021, pp. 47-53.
              • All’s Well That Ends Well?: Happiness, Ambivalence, and Story Genre.” In Positive Emotions in Early Modern Literature and Culture. Ed. Cora Fox, Bradley J. Irish, and Cassie Miura, Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2021, pp. 199-214.

              Igarashi, Yohei 

              Knapp, Kathy

              • “House Rules: The New Yorker and the Making of the White Suburban Liberal Woman,” The City in American Literature and Culture,  Kevin McNamara, Cambridge UP, 2021, pp. 118-135.

                       

                      Marsden, Jean I

                      • “Eliza Haywood: A Life in the Theatre,” A Spy on Eliza Haywood: Addresses to a Multifarious Writer Publisher, Aleksondra Hultquist and Chris Mounsey, New York: Routledge, 2022, pp. 109-130.

                      Pelizzon, V. Penelope

                      • “Elegy for ______.” Orion,  40, no. 3, Fall 2021, p. 87.
                      • “Euphorbia." Bennington Review, issue 9, summer/fall 2021, pp. 300-305.

                      Pierrot, Grégory

                      Ready, Psyche Z

                      Sarkar, Debapriya

                      • “Shakespeare and the Social History of Truth” Forum on “Literature and Science.” Shakespeare Studies, 49, Oct 2021, 94-106.

                      Shea, Thomas F

                      • “Kevin Barry’s Night Boat to Tangier: Unearthing Fairy Forts of Memory.” Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, 21, 2021, pp. 16-32.

                      Winter, Sarah

                      • “From natural equality to frankpledge: the state of nature, ancient constitutionalism, and the rupture of the social contract in eighteenth-century antislavery writings.” The State of Nature: Histories of an Idea, Series on the History of Political and Constitutional Thought, Brill, Mark Somos and Anne Peters, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2021, pp. 274-302.

                      Presentations and Talks

                      Brown, Pamela

                      • “Dark Lady, White Mask: The Two Faces of Portia.” University of Connecticut Department of English, Brown Bag Lecture, 8 December 2021.
                      • Invited speaker. “The Diva's Gift and the Public Staging of Gender in Shakespearean Drama.” Department of Humanities, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, 23 November 2021.

                      Brueggemann, Brenda

                      • “Reading Ilya Kaminsky’s Deaf Republic Rhetorically.” Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention, Washington, DC, 7 Jan. 2022. Online.
                      • Discussion leader. Common Book, ABOUT US: Disability Narratives from the NYTimes Series, University of Hartford, 21 Jan. 2022.

                      Burke, Mary

                      • Panel organizer, presider, and speaker. “Mixed: Race and Language in an Expanded Irish Modernist Canon.” 1922-2022: Ireland at One Hundred (with Zoë Henry and Michael Malouf), MLA Annual Convention, Washington, DC, 9 January 2022.
                      • “Irish after George Floyd.” Joint Mid-Atlantic and New England American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS), Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, 30 October 2021.
                      • “Highland Rape: Scotland’s Traumatic Past in Skyfall [James Bond movie].” NEPCA (Northeast Popular Culture Association) Conference, 22 October 2021. Online.
                      • Paper with Rachael Lynch. “The Life, Work, and Charity Network of Cecil Francis Alexander.” Irish Women’s Writing Network, 3 Sept 2021. Symposium. Online.

                      Carillo, Ellen C

                      • “Teaching Mindful Reading at Access-Oriented Institutions.” MLA Teaching Institute on Reading and Writing Pedagogy at Access-Oriented Institutions, Sonoma State University, July 8, 2021. East Tennessee State University, July 22, 2021.

                       

                      Courtmanche, Jason

                      • Public Reading. “Archaeology of Memory: Part II.” Connecticut Literary Festival 2021, 22 October 2021.
                      • “Completing the Canon: Literature and Multimodality in the ECE Classroom.” ECE English Conference, 22 October 2021.
                      • “Conversation about Critical Race Theory in the ECE Classroom.” ECE English Conference, 22 October 2021.
                      • “The Future of African American Literature: Building a Culturally Responsive Curriculum Around Afrofuturist Literature.” NCTE Annual Convention, St. Louis, MI. 18-21 November 2021.

                      Cutter, Martha J

                      • “Revolutionary Multilingualism: Moving Beyond Translation as Trope,” MLA (Modern Language Association) Conference, Washington, DC, 6 January 2022.
                      • “Producing the Meaning of the Geography of Enslavement in the Past and Present,” MLA (Modern Language Association) Conference, Washington, DC, 6 January 2022.

                      Hogan, Patrick

                      • “Love and Sin in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony.” Keynote lecture. Narrative Encounters With Ethnic American Literatures Conference, University of Klagenfurt, Austria, September 4, 2021. Online.
                      • “Story Universals and the Diversity of Ethics.” First Annual Founders’ Lecture, Project Narrative, Ohio State University, November 17, 2021. Online.

                      Igarashi, Yohei

                      • “The Calculating Principle: Indexing Shelley.” 1820: Aesthetics, Politics, and the Legacies of Romanticism: A Stuart Curran Symposium, Keats-Shelley Association of America. October 2021

                      Presentations and Talks (cont.)

                      Igarashi, Yohei

                      • “Wordsworthian Data: On Revisiting Lane Cooper’s 1911 Concordance to the Poems of William Wordsworth.” Japan Association of English Romanticism conference. October 2021
                      • organizer and respondent, “Romanticism and Data,” MLA Annual Convention, Washington D.C., January 2022
                      • organizers and presider, “Romantic Epistemologies,” MLA Annual Convention, Washington D.C., January 2022

                      King’oo, Clare Costley

                      • “In Search of Hans Luft of Marlborow.” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, San Diego, CA, 30 October 2021.

                      Knapp, Kathy

                      • panelist. “Becoming Utopian: The Post-Katrina Bildungsroman.” Just in Time: Millennial Fictions and the Question of Generations, MLA Annual Convention, January 2022.

                      Pierrot, Grégory

                      • and Shringarpure, Bhakti. “Publishing NOW: How to Start a Series and How to Write One” UCHI Talk Series, 27 September 2021
                      • “Theatre in Early Haiti: Can One Build a House with the Enslaver’s Words?” Rethinking French Universalism in the 21st Century seminar series, University of Buffalo, 4 October 2021.
                      • “The Work and World of Toni Morrison.” Ferguson Library Big Read, Stamford, CT, 18 October 2021.

                       

                      • “Beyond Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.” Plenary Roundtable. Western Society of French Historians Conference, 22 October 2021.
                      • “Reciprocal Thinking.” Roundtable. Association for the Studies of the Arts of the Present 12th Conference, 28 October 2021.  
                      • “Facing History: A Faculty Dialogue with Elizabeth Athens and Grégory Pierrot.” William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT, 5 November 2021.

                      Sarkar, Debapriya

                      • “Temporalities of Poetic Speculation.” Early Modern Temporalities Series, University of Texas at Austin, 6 October 2021. Online.
                      • “Extraction, Ecology, and Early Modern Poetics.” Ecologies and Economics: Premodern Extractions. Oecologies, 5 November 2021. Online.
                      • “Poetic Form and Racialized Environments in The Faerie Queene.” Loyola University New Orleans, 18 November 2021. Online.

                      Ziering, Anna

                      • “Black Radical Pleasure: A Black Scholar Roundtable.” American Studies Association, November 2021. Online.
                      • “Beyond Healing: Theorizing Masochism as Queer Technique.” University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, November 2021.

                      Interviews

                      Dennigan, Darcie

                      Menrisky, Alex

                      Pierrot, Grégory

                       

                       

                       

                       

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