Professor Receives NEH Grant to Complete Book

by Emily Graham, ’22 (CLAS) Thanks to a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in September 2019, Professor Martha J. Cutter spent most of her pandemic time investigating the life of Henry Box Brown, an American man who shipped himself from slavery to freedom in 1849. Culminating in the release of her […]

Department Accomplishments June 2021 – January 2022

Department of English Accomplishments June 2021 – January 2022 Featuring Faculty Pamela Brown, Brenda Brueggemann, Mary Burke, Ellen Carillo, Julie Choffel, Bruce Cohen, Jason Courtmanche, Martha Cutter, Tom Deans, Darcie Dennigan, Mary K. Bercaw Edwards, Patrick Hogan, Yohei Igarashi, Clare Costley King’oo, Kathy Knapp, Jean Marsden, V. Penelope Pelizzon, Grégory Pierrot, Debapriya Sarkar, Thomas Shea, […]

Narayani Ballambat ’22 (CLAS) Receives a UCONN IDEA Grant

Narayani Ballambat ’22 (CLAS), a rising senior who is double majoring in English and Physiology & Neurobiology, is one of twelve UConn IDEA Grant Recipients for Spring 2021. Her project, “Lust in Music: Addressing the Double Standards of Sexually Motivated Music in the 21st Century,” investigates how social standards shape our opinions on male and […]

Rylee Thomas ’24 (CLAS) Named a Holster Scholar

Rylee Thomas ’24 (CLAS), a rising sophomore studying English and Communication with a business minor, was recently named a Holster Scholar for the 2020-2021 school year. The Holster Scholar Program is an opportunity available to first-year Honors students that allows recipients to pursue independent research, design, or creative projects in the summer before sophomore year. […]

Graduate Student Anna Ziering wins Scholar Award

Anna Ziering, an English Ph.D. student and 2021-2022 UCHI Dissertation Research Scholar, was chosen as one of the 100 doctoral students in the USA and Canada to receive a $20,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. This award was established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women who are pursuing a doctoral-level degree at […]