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 […]
Department of English Members Win Grants for Research
The following grants have been awarded to faculty members in the Department of English: Gina Barreca, Distinguished Professor, won a grant from CLAS to support the editing of Fast Famous Women: 75 Essays of Flash Non-Fiction. Tolonda Henderson, graduate student, won a grant from the American Studies program to present two papers at the Children’s […]
Prof. Cutter’s New Book Receives Honorable Mention from UCHI
Prof. Martha Cutter’s most recent book, The Many Resurrections of Henry Box Brown (Penn Press, 2022), received an Honorable Mention from UCHI in the Sharon Harris Book Award competition.
Prof. Yohei Igarashi Receives NHC Fellowship
Professor Yohei Igarashi, of the Storrs campus, has received a residential fellowship from the National Humanities Center (NHC) for the 2023-24 academic year. This fellowship is part of his work in Languages and Literature research. Congratulations, Prof. Igarashi!
Katherine Jimenez ’24 (CLAS) Receives Beinecke Scholarship
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!
Michael Pontacoloni wins Southern Review Award for Poetry
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.
Prof. Igarashi, Prof. Duane Receive SCHARP Development Grant
Professor Yohei Igarashi and Professor Anna Mae Duane have both been awarded a SCHARP (Scholarship and Collaboration in Humanities and Arts Research Program) Development Grant from UConn’s Office of the Vice President for Research.
Prof. Anna Mae Duane Receives DEI Project Award
Prof. Anna Mae Duane receives DEI grant for her research project.
Latin American Representation in Children’s Literature
Ph.D. candidate Luisana Duarte Armendáriz discusses her recent award-winning book and how the need for representation guided her in creating these stories.
Marilyn Nelson wins Wallace Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Emerita Marilyn Nelson has won the prestigious award from the Academy of American Poets.