Department News

  • Developing a New Children’s Literature Podcast
    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.
    Posted on October 14, 2021
  • Veronica Schorr ’19 (CLAS) Releases First Poetry Chapbook
    In October of 2021, Veronica Schorr ’19 (CLAS) published her first poetry chapbook, Conscious Blue. In an interview with the Department, she discusses what the publication means to her, how it came to fruition, and how college helped her get there.
    Posted on October 13, 2021
  • Something for Everyone: The Redesigned English Major
    In response to national trends and the changing shape of the academic discipline, UConn’s Department of English has redesigned its major plan of study to offer enhanced flexibility and a new array of optional tracks for students.
    Posted on October 13, 2021
  • Welcome from the Interim Department Head
    Interim head of English Clare Costley King’oo outlines the Department's accomplishments over the past two years, including a redesigned undergraduate plan of study, major awards, new scholarly and creative work, and two new classes of alumni.
    Posted on October 7, 2021
  • Connecticut Writing Project Featured in UConn Today
    The Connecticut Writing Project was featured in UConn Today, detailing a new effort where students and teachers from Grades 4 to 12 read works of literature and then write letters to the authors.
    Posted on September 3, 2021
  • Alex Houdeshell ’21 (CLAS) to Simon & Schuster
    Alex Houdeshell ’21 (CLAS), a recently graduated English and History double major, has recently started a position as an Audiobook Production Assistant with Simon & Schuster, one of the largest publishing companies in the United States.
    Posted on September 3, 2021