Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Patrick Hogan has written extensively on various research interests, but he is most proud of his novel, “A People Without Shame.” In conversation with an English Department student worker, he said, “This is by far my favorite.” Published in May of this year, the first draft of the novel was […]
English major and honors student Rylee Thomas ‘24 (CLAS) delivered an original prose poem, “Leave the Door Open,” at the inauguration of UConn President Radenka Maric on September 29, 2023. Thomas spoke with the English Department about how the poem came to be and what it means to her. Inspired by the works of Amanda […]
Miller Wolf Oberman, ’17 (Ph.D.), has been named a 2023 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Poetry. Per their announcement, “The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship makes unrestricted cash grants of $8,000 to New York State-based artists working in 15 disciplines, recognizing five disciplines per year on a triennial basis. This program is administered by New York Foundation for […]
April Anson, Julie Choffel, Najnin Islam, were featured on UConn Today as new faculty in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
Samadrita Kuiti, ’23 (Ph.D.) has accepted a job in communications within a non-profit organization based in CT called Community Solutions Inc. The organization rehabilitates incarcerated individuals and at-risk youth, offering them opportunities for educational and professional development, and facilitating their eventual reintegration in society. Responsibilities for this position will include assisting with social media, writing […]
Kaylee Jangula Mootz, ’22 (Ph.D.) has accepted a position as an Education Consultant for Racial Equity and Social Justice for the State Education Resource Center in Waterbury, CT. Kaylee’s committee included Martha Cutter (chair) Kate Capshaw, and Mark Rifkin from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Congratulations!
Justin Sider, ’05 (CLAS), an alumni of the English Department and the Creative Writing Program, has co-edited an issue of Genre titled Thirty Years after John Guillory’s Cultural Capital. This issue was published by Duke University Press and is available on their website. Congratulations, Justin!
Alex Gatten ’21 (CLAS, Ph.D.) has accepted an Assistant Professor of Writing position at the Julliard School in New York, NY. Alex will be teaching college writing with a multimodal focus in the Liberal Arts Department. Special thanks to Alex’s committee, Charles Mahoney (chair), Margaret Breen, and Yohei Igarashi, as well as Lisa Blansett and […]
Multiple Department of English community members were among the students named to the Fulbright US Program for the 2023-24 academic year. Congratulations to Danicia Brown’ 23 (CLAS), Elisa Shaholli ’23 (CLAS), and Joan Tremblay ’22 (CLAS) for their assignments! Congratulations as well to Neal Krishna ’23 (CLAS), who was named an alternate for a Fulbright […]
The following grants have been awarded to faculty members in the Department of English: Gina Barreca, Distinguished Professor, won a grant from CLAS to support the editing of Fast Famous Women: 75 Essays of Flash Non-Fiction. Tolonda Henderson, graduate student, won a grant from the American Studies program to present two papers at the Children’s […]