Assistant Professor Briona Jones and Associate Professor Erika Williams were recently featured in a UConn Today article, detailing how they will advance antiracism within their classrooms and around campus. Congratulations to Professor Jones and Professor Williams!
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, […]
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!