Author: Carcia, Peter

Prof. Julie Choffel wins Backwaters Prize for Poetry

Julie Choffel, Assistant Professor of English on the Hartford campus, has won the 2023 Backwaters Prize in Poetry for 2023 for her piece, Dear Wallace. The manuscript reflects in verse on the legacy of Hartford-area poet Wallace Stevens. Backwaters Press is an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press. They will be publishing Dear Wallace […]

Distinguished Professor Highlighted in Ms. Magazine’s 50th

Gina Barreca, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English, is a contributor in Ms. Magazine’s upcoming book to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary feminist magazine, 50 YEARS OF Ms.: THE BEST OF THE PATHFINDING MAGAZINE THAT IGNITED A REVOLUTION. More information on the book and its contributors can be found on the magazine’s website.

Grad Landings: Samadrita Kuiti ’23 to Community Solutions

Samadrita Kuiti, ’23 (Ph.D.) has accepted a job in communications within a non-profit organization based in CT called Community Solutions Inc. The organization rehabilitates incarcerated individuals and at-risk youth, offering them opportunities for educational and professional development, and facilitating their eventual reintegration in society. Responsibilities for this position will include assisting with social media, writing […]

Alumni Co-Edits issue of Genre

Justin Sider, ’05 (CLAS), an alumni of the English Department and the Creative Writing Program, has co-edited an issue of Genre titled  Thirty Years after John Guillory’s Cultural Capital. This issue was published by Duke University Press and is available on their website. Congratulations, Justin!

English Department Members Named to Fulbright Grants in 2023-24

Multiple Department of English community members were among the students named to the Fulbright US Program for the 2023-24 academic year. Congratulations to Danicia Brown’ 23 (CLAS), Elisa Shaholli ’23 (CLAS), and Joan Tremblay ’22 (CLAS) for their assignments! Congratulations as well to Neal Krishna ’23 (CLAS), who was named an alternate for a Fulbright […]