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 […]
In order to remain connected during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the passion project of three English professors has resulted in an intriguing new podcast about children’s literature.
Before her retirement, UConn English sat down with Lynch to discuss her years as a professor and the incredible Irish Studies community that she cultivated.
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.
by Emily Graham ’22 (CLAS) In this issue of the newsletter, we honor three members of the UConn English community who have passed during this year. While they might not be with us in person, their insight and passion for literature and writing has left a lasting impression. Gabriella Schlesinger, 84, passed away in […]
by Alex Mika ’21 (CLAS) In his musical, Company, Stephen Sondheim describes Manhattan as “A city of strangers. Some come to stare, some to stay, and every day, some go away…” Professor Fred Roden, who lives in Manhattan and teaches at the UConn Stamford campus, found himself “landlocked” when the pandemic swept through and closed […]
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 Debapriya Sarkar was recently published in The Sundial, Arizona State University’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies’ publication. Professor Sarkar is an Assistant Professor of English and Maritime Studies at the Avery Point campus. Congratulations!
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 […]
Professor Anna Mae Duane was featured in Smithsonian Magazine for her work on James McCune Smith and others. The article touches on the inspiring relationship between Smith and his classmate, which the professor outlines in her book Educated for Freedom: The Incredible Story of Two Fugitive Schoolboys who Grew Up to Change a Nation. Congratulations, Anna!