Beth Reinwald ’21 (CLAS, Ph.D.) has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in British Literature and Shakespeare at the State University of New York, New Paltz. Please join us in applauding Beth and her committee: Greg Semenza, advisor; and Claire King’oo and Jean Marsden, associate advisors. Congrats, Beth!
Grad Landings: Alex Gatten ’21 to Rutgers University
We would like to congratulate Alex Gatten ’21 (CLAS, Ph.D.), who has just accepted a new position as an Instructional Designer at Rutgers University. Alex has been a vital member of the UConn English community as the Associate Director of First Year Writing. In his new role, he will be working with the Master of […]
Veronica Schorr ’19 (CLAS) Releases First Poetry Chapbook
In October of 2021, Veronica Schorr ’19 (CLAS) published her first poetry chapbook, Conscious Blue. In an interview with the Department, she discusses what the publication means to her, how it came to fruition, and how college helped her get there.
Miller Oberman ’17 Ph.D Featured in New Yorker, Poets.org
An alum of the English literature program, Oberman’s poem The Win is Loud was a featured poem in the New Yorker in June 2021.
Veronica Schorr ’19 (CLAS) to Release Debut Chapbook of Poetry
A 2018-2019 Collins Literary Prize in Poetry winner, Schorr will release her first poetry chapbook, Conscious Blue, in October 2021 with Finishing Line Press.
Center for Career Development Features Bilal Tajildeen ’14 (CLAS)
The UConn English graduate spoke to UConn about his career path and his new position as the Manager of Membership and Culture for the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.
Remote Reporting: An Interview with Ali Oshinskie
As an undergraduate English major, Oshinskie started her own podcast, “Professors are People Too.” She now works with Connecticut Public Radio and Report for America as a reporter for the Naugatuck River Valley region.
Looking Back and Looking Forward: An Interview with Kate Luongo
by Alex Mika ’21 (CLAS) Long before she began working on her Honors thesis—a middle grade fiction novel—and even before she began reading middle grade fiction, Kate Luongo ’21 (CLAS) knew she wanted to be a writer. Now, as she prepares to don her cap and gown, Luongo looks back on completing her degree in […]
Bobbie Ann Mason ’72 Ph.D., ’02 H Featured in UConn Magazine
Writing her latest novel “Dear Ann,” Mason says she thought often about UConn, about the beauty of campus in the fall and about meeting her husband near Diana’s Pool.
Creating Fast Funny Women: A Conversation with Nicole Catarino
by Alexander Mika, ’21 (CLAS) When she was first hired by Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Gina Barreca in spring 2019, then-first-year student Nicole Catarino ’22 (CLAS) had no idea that she would soon help work on a book, let alone be featured in it. Fast Funny Women, an anthology of seventy-five flash nonfiction pieces […]