Media Coverage

Department Reading Initiative Welcomes Tochi Onyebuchi for Talk

In a recent article, The Daily Campus wrote about the Equity and Social Justice Reading Group and their last sponsored speaker of the school year, Tochi Onyebuchi. During the talk, Onyebuchi spoke of his book Riot Baby and what it is like to write as a person of color. Created by English Professor Jason Courtmanche and English […]

Prof. Briona Jones, Finalist in the 2022 Lambda Literary Awards

WGSS Professor Briona Jones was nominated for a 2022 Lambda Literary Award for her work, Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought. Mouths of Rain is a finalist in the LGBTQ Anthology category for the 34th Annual Lambda Literary Awards. The finalists were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals from […]

Undergraduate Featured in Comedy Writing Website

John Guillemette Jr, ’22 (CLAS)—a student in Professor Gina Barreca’s creative writing class—has been featured today (Mar. 22) in LITTLE OLD LADY COMEDY, a well-respected humor site! John originally wrote the selected piece, Neanderthal Orientation Day, for Barreca’s class two weeks ago. In Barreca’s own words, “excellent writing and hitting “send” can lead to terrific […]

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.

Danielle Pieratti ’24 (Ph.D) Poems Featured Abroad

We’d like to congratulate Danielle Pieratti ’24 (Ph.D), an English graduate student. Danielle’s selected, translated poems have become quite the sensation abroad in Europe. Taken from her first published collection, Fugitives, Pieratti’s poems are being featured in Albania’s cutting-edge online literary magazines Defekt – Teknik for the next few weeks, and Athenian magazine Τεφλόν (Teflon) has […]