“Mary K. Bercaw Edwards, Director of Maritime Studies and professor of English on the Avery Point campus, was featured on UConn today for her work with the Melville Society Cultural Project and the New Bedford Whaling Museum in securing a National Endowment for Humanities grant to fund workshops for K-12 teachers.”
Gina Barreca, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in the English Department, was featured in Writer’s Digest for her most recent collection, Fast Fallen Women: 75 Essays of Flash Nonfiction.
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.”
Gina Barreca, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in the English Department, was recently featured in UConn Today for her class work and recent collections that have featured a number of her current and former students.
Julie Choffel, Assistant Professor of English on the Hartford campus, has won the 2023 Backwaters Prize in Poetry for 2023 for her piece, Dear Wallace. The manuscript reflects in verse on the legacy of Hartford-area poet Wallace Stevens. Backwaters Press is an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press. They will be publishing Dear Wallace […]
Gina Barreca, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English, is a contributor in Ms. Magazine’s upcoming book to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary feminist magazine, 50 YEARS OF Ms.: THE BEST OF THE PATHFINDING MAGAZINE THAT IGNITED A REVOLUTION. More information on the book and its contributors can be found on the magazine’s website.
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!
Prof. Anna Mae Duane is the newly appointed fourth director of the UConn Humanities Institute.