Department News

  • 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 […]
    Posted on April 27, 2022
  • Robert D. Kaplan ’73 (CLAS) Publishes New Book
    We’d like to congratulate Robert D. Kaplan ’73, who has recently published his latest book, Adriatic: A Concert of Civilizations at the End of the Modern Age, with Penguin Random House. Furthermore, we are honored that Kaplan graciously dedicated his work to two of his UConn professors: David Leeming and the late Charles Boer. You […]
    Posted on April 27, 2022
  • 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 […]
    Posted on April 27, 2022
  • Grad Landings: Mollie Kervick, ’22 (Ph.D) to West Point
    Mollie Kervick, ’22 (Ph.D) has just accepted a two-year position at West Point as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow. We are so proud of Mollie and her committee: Rachael Lynch, major advisor, and Mary Burke and Margaret Breen, associate advisors. Many congratulations!
    Posted on April 14, 2022
  • 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 […]
    Posted on April 12, 2022
  • Prof. Briona Jones, Finalist in the 2022 Lambda Literary Awards
    WGSS Professor Briona Jones was nominated for a 2022 Lambda Literary Award for her work, Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought. Mouths of Rain is a finalist in the LGBTQ Anthology category for the 34th Annual Lambda Literary Awards. The finalists were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals from […]
    Posted on April 1, 2022
  • 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 […]
    Posted on April 1, 2022
  • 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.
    Posted on April 1, 2022
  • An Introduction to Professor Suzanne Barnett
    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 […]
    Posted on April 1, 2022
  • An Introduction to Professor Sam Sommers
    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 […]
    Posted on April 1, 2022