We’d like to thank Emily Graham, Class of 2022, for being this year’s author of Off the Page. We asked her a couple of our favorite questions – Why English and Why UConn – and here are her answers. We wish her the best of luck as she leaves the Nutmeg State to continue her […]
by Emily Graham, ’22 (CLAS) Eager to see the programs at UConn Stamford, we recently welcomed the newly-hired Professor Suzanne Barnett. What is it like to work at a regional campus? What are her academic interests? These are all questions that we’re dying to figure out! “If you told someone who knew me as […]
by Emily Graham, ’22 (CLAS) Wanting to learn more about our newest addition to UConn Waterbury’s English department, we asked Professor Sam Sommers about her own academic interests, what interested her about UConn, and what she hopes to gain through her teaching. Sam Sommers, an Assistant Professor in Residence at UConn Waterbury, was already […]
by Emily Graham, ’22 (CLAS) Freshly graduated from UConn, Sophia Gabriel ‘21 (CLAS) sat down with Emily Graham to discuss post-graduation life, having a job during a pandemic, and how an English major is what got her to today. After she graduated from UConn Storrs with a double major in English and American Studies, […]
by Emily Graham, ’22 (CLAS) In conjunction with the newly-established literary magazine of the same name, PhD candidate Kiedra Taylor, ‘24 hosted Write On, Black Girl!, a writing retreat dedicated to the crafting of narratives written by Black girls and young women. Sitting down with Emily Graham, Ms. Taylor spoke of how the retreat went; […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Three UConn English majors have created a new University-wide enrichment opportunity for Humanities students: the Humanities Undergraduate Research Symposium, coming this November.