by Pascale Joachim, ’23 (CLAS) When Gus Marks-Hamilton graduated from UConn with a bachelor’s in English in 2003, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do. After a first-hand experience with the criminal justice system, he knew he wanted to help incarcerated folks find employment opportunities and knew that in order to do so, he […]
Two English Undergraduates Find their Voice through Humanities Research
by Pascale Joachim, ’23 (CLAS) In November of 2022, Sarah Bradshaw (CLAS ’23) and Judah Berl (CLAS ’23) presented at the Connecticut College, Trinity College, and Wesleyan University (CTW) Undergraduate Symposium in the Arts and Humanities, hosted at Wesleyan University. Bradshaw presented on the concept of hell versus Hell in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The idea arose […]
A Necessary Intersection: How Science Needs Humanities w/ Anna Mae Duane
by Pascale Joachim, ’23 While preparing for my conversation with Professor Duane, I was most interested in discovering what she considered to be the common thread or narrative arc of her scholarship: her research background is in African American Literature, American Literature, Childhood Studies, and Disability Studies. These topics seemed widely varied and somewhat disconnected, […]
Latin American Representation in Children’s Literature
Ph.D. candidate Luisana Duarte Armendáriz discusses her recent award-winning book and how the need for representation guided her in creating these stories.
The Practicality of English in Law
Alumna Holly Wonneberger ’14 (CLAS) discusses how she is using the experience of her English degree to succeed in practicing law.
English Majors Complete Summer Research Apprenticeship
Undergraduate students Madison Bigelow ’24 (CLAS) and Joanne Biju ’23 (CLAS) discuss their experience in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience (SHARE) Summer Apprenticeship.
Marilyn Nelson wins Wallace Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Emerita Marilyn Nelson has won the prestigious award from the Academy of American Poets.
Disability Visibility at UConn with Professor Brenda Brueggemann
Aetna Chair of Writing Brenda Brueggemann and alumni Jess Gallagher ’22 (CLAS) and Matt Iannantuoni ’22 (CLAS) discuss their research in the Mansfield Training School and its local significance, highlighting the history of disability visibility in the UConn community.
In Memoriam: Emeritus Professor Raymond A. Anselment
Professor Greg Semenza honors the Renaissance scholar who passed away earlier this year.
Special Thanks to Emily Graham ’22 (CLAS), Newsletter Author
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 […]