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 […]

Grad Landings: Daniel Pfeiffer ’22 (Ph.D) to Choice Magazine

We’d like to congratulate Daniel Pfeiffer ’22 (Ph.D), as he has just accepted a position as Social Sciences Editor for Choice Magazine, the publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, which is a division of the American Library Association. We’d also like to extend congratulations to Dan’s dissertation committee: major advisor Associate Professor […]

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.

Write On, Black Girl! Initiative Invites Black Girls to Speak Their Truth

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; […]

On the Town: Learning by Traveling at UConn Stamford

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 […]