Author: Mary Udal

PEN/Heim Translation Award

We are delighted to announce that PhD candidate Brian Sneeden has just been awarded a prestigious PEN/Heim Translation grant for what will be his third book, a translation of Greek poet Phoebe Giannisi’s Rhapsodia. (Brian’s translation of Giannisi’s  earlier book, Homerica, was published earlier this year.) A link to the Pen award announcement is below.

Congratulations, Brian!

Congratulations to Sara Austin and Amanda Greenwell

Sara Austin has been awarded the Children’s Literature Association’s Hannah Beiter Graduate Student Research Grant for archival research at University of California, Riverside. She will explore the Eaton Collection for her dissertation project, “The Evolution of Monsters in Contemporary American Children’s and Young Adult Culture.”

Amanda Greenwell is the winner of Children’s Literature Association’s Graduate Student Essay Award for Jessie Willcox Smith’s Critique of Teleological Girlhood in ‘The Seven Ages of Childhood.”

Congratulations to Brian Sneeden!

Ph.D. student Brian Sneeden’s first book, a collection of poems titled Last City, has been selected for the Carnegie-Mellon Poetry Series, and will be published by Carnegie-Mellon University Press in the fall of 2017. Founded in 1972, the Carnegie-Mellon Poetry Series has published collections by several of the most distinguished figures in contemporary poetry, including Pulitzer Prize winners Franz Wright, Ted Kooser, Rita Dove, and Stephen Dunn.


Congratulations Miller!

Ph.D. candidate Miller Oberman’s first book, a collection of poems and translations called The Unstill Ones, has been chosen by Susan Stewart for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets, and will be published by Princeton University Press in 2017. Starting in 1975, the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets quickly distinguished itself as one of the most important publishing projects of its kind, bringing out landmark books by figures such as Robert Pinsky, Ann Lauterbach, and Jorie Graham.


Humanities Institute Award

Congratulations to George Moore whose been awarded a 2016/17 Graduate Dissertation Fellowship in the UConn Humanities Institute for his project, “The Return of Dagon:  Failed Iconoclasm in Early Modern English Literature.”  Dissertation committee: Gregory C. Semenza (Advisor), Clare King’oo and Jeffrey Shoulson.