Intrigued by the disparity between male and female sexual expression in music, Ballambat earned an IDEA Grant to explore exactly that.
Matthew Shelton, Hannah Taylor, and Kaylee Jangula Mootz – three students in the Department of English – have been selected as recipients of the 2021 Tribute Awards.
We congratulation the 2021 winner and honorable mentions of the Kathleen Gibson McPeak Scholarship, which is awarded to an author with an outstanding essay on literary texts.
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 […]
The Terra Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Professor Brenda Jo Brueggemann and her team for their exhibit/curation project, Shaped by the American Dream: Deaf History through Deaf Art.
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. […]
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 […]
Professor Greg Pierrot was recently awarded the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute’s Sharon Harris Annual Book Award, which is given to a UConn faculty member whose monograph best demonstrates scholarly depth, intellectual acuity, and the importance of humanities scholarship. The awarded book, The Black Avenger in Atlantic Culture, analyzes the black avenger archetype and what meaning it […]
Professor Brenda Jo Brueggemann was recognized as the Society for Disability Studies’ 2020 Senior Scholar. Creating an intersection between Rhetoric & Composition and Deaf Studies in her works, Brueggemann has contributed greatly to the breadth of Disability Studies and its interdisciplinary nature. Her mentorship and encouragement of future Disability Studies and Rhetoric scholars only further […]
The Department of English would like to give a big congratulations to Mia Yanosy, ’21 (CLAS), a senior English major who recently won a 2021 AWP Intro Journals Award in Fiction for her story, titled “The Most Ordinary Thing.” The Intro Journals Project, run by the Association of Writers & Writer Programs (or AWP), is […]