Author: Carcia, Peter

In Memoriam, Spring 2021

by Emily Graham ’22 (CLAS) In this issue of the newsletter, we honor three members of the UConn English community who have passed during this year. While they might not be with us in person, their insight and passion for literature and writing has left a lasting impression.   Gabriella Schlesinger, 84, passed away in […]

A Retrospective Interview with Alex Mika

by Peter Carcia, Program Assistant, Department of English Alex Mika (CLAS ‘21) is a senior English major and student worker for the English department. He has recently released a chapbook called Alex and the Dinosaur Prints and will be continuing his education in the MA program at UConn, focusing on early modern drama, dramatic literature, […]

Marilyn Nelson, Professor Emerita of English, Featured by USA Today in Black YA Author List

Marilyn (Waniek) Nelson, Professor Emerita of English and Connecticut Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2006, was featured by USA Today in their list of 50 Black YA authors you should read according to database editor Mary Cadden. She was also featured in an article by UConn Magazine writer Peter Nelson with a biography of her career […]