Gina Barreca, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in the English Department, was recently featured in UConn Today for her class work and recent collections that have featured a number of her current and former students.
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!
Joanna MacGugan, ’19 (Ph.D.) has published her dissertation as a new book with Four Courts Press, titled “Social memory, reputation and the politics of death in the medieval Irish lordship.” Congratulations, Joanna!
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 […]
by Pascale Joachim, ’23 (CLAS) When Gus Marks-Hamilton graduated from UConn with a bachelor’s in English in 2003, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do. After a first-hand experience with the criminal justice system, he knew he wanted to help incarcerated folks find employment opportunities and knew that in order to do so, he […]
Katherine Jimenez ’24 (CLAS), a student in both the English and Journalism programs, has been named as the University of Connecticut’s first Beinecke Scholarship recipient. Read more about the award and her upcoming projects on UConn Today. Congratulations, Katherine!
Micah Goodrich, ’20 (PhD.), currently teaching in WGSS and English at UConn, has accepted a tenure-track position in English at Boston University. His doctoral committee included Fiona Somerset, Bob Hasenfratz, Sherri Olson, and Steven Kruger (of CUNY). Congratulations, Micah!
Congratulations to Michael Pontacoloni, ’09 (CLAS), who won the Southern Review’s Oran Robert Perry Burke Award for Poetry for his poem, “Antique Map of Dorchester Neck.” The poem is available in the Southern Review’s Summer 2022 edition.
Congratulations to Margaret Ascenzo, ’20 (Ph. D), who has accepted a position as Instructional Technologist at George Washington University in Washington, DC! Special thanks to Margaret’s committee: Charles Mahoney (major advisor), Sarah Winter, and Yohei Igarashi.
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Gina Barreca and her former student Josh Couvares ’15 (CLAS) open up about their mentorship connection and love of food and literature.