Associate Prof. Ellen Litman on Russian-Ukrainian Conflict

Associate English Professor Ellen Litman was recently featured in UConn Today to provide a Russian-American perspective on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Compelled to write about what she is witnessing since the beginning of the invasion, she has been keeping a public diary to share smaller news-stories and her own insights.

On the Town: Learning by Traveling at UConn Stamford

by Emily Graham, ’22 (CLAS) Taking advantage of UConn Stamford’s great location, Professor Fred Roden has coordinated field trips with his students for years — visiting art exhibits, Broadway, and more. Emily Graham recently met with Professor Roden over Zoom to talk about the trips themselves and, more importantly, what students get out of learning […]

Reimagining the Traditional Dissertation

by Emily Graham, ’22 (CLAS) Considered to go into effect for Fall 2022, the UConn English department will no longer require students to follow the typical graduate school capstone: the written dissertation. Sitting down with Professor Victoria Ford Smith, Emily Graham discusses how the dissertation could evolve from 2022 onward, hoping to grant greater creative […]

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, […]

Interview with Grieve Chelwa for the LA Review of Books

Associate Professor Bhakti Shringarpure interviewed Grieve Chelwa, Director of Research at The New School’s Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy, for the Los Angeles Review of Books, where she acts as a contributor. The two discussed Chelwa’s personal background in Zambia and South Africa, his work on inclusive economic rights, and his interest in […]