English Dept. Members Named UCHI Fellows

The UConn Humanities Institute (UCHI) has announced their fellows for the 2024-25 academic year. Among them is four members of the Department of English community: Prof. Yohei Igarashi – Faculty Success Fellow Prof. Greggory Pierrot – Faculty Fellow Daniele Pierratti – Graduate Student, Dissertation Research Scholar Julia Wold – Graduate Student, Dissertation Research Scholar

Mary K Bercaw Edwards wins NEH Grant

Mary K Bercaw Edwards, Professor of English and Maritime Studies on the Avery Point campus, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for her work as a founding member of the Melville Society Cultural Project, and as co-director of “Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick and the World of Whaling in the Digital Age.”

Miller Wolf Oberman, ’17 (Ph.D.) Named NY-Based Art Fellow

Miller Wolf Oberman, ’17 (Ph.D.), has been named a 2023 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Poetry. Per their announcement, “The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship makes unrestricted cash grants of $8,000 to New York State-based artists working in 15 disciplines, recognizing five disciplines per year on a triennial basis. This program is administered by New York Foundation for […]

English Department Members Named to Fulbright Grants in 2023-24

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 […]