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.), 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 […]
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 […]
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. 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.
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), 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!
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.
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 grant for her research project.