Join us as UCHI’s Draper Dissertation Fellow Laura Wright presents: “Multiculturalism At Home and Abroad: The Perpetual Foreigner in Asian American PEN/Faulkner Prizewinners.”
Wednesday, Nov 15, UCHI Conference Room in Babbidge Library, 4th floor, at 4pm.
The Committee on Speakers and Symposium presents a panel on New Interdisciplinary Research with Professors Dwight Codr and Chris Vials. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 1:00-3:00pm, in Austin 217, and lunch will be served.
Chris Vials, Lawrence Langer, and Victor Zatsepine will be presenting a roundtable discussion on November 8, from 1:15-2:15pm, in the Basement Meeting Room of Wood Hall.
Young adult novelist Amanda Marrone will be presenting “When a Seat-of-the-Pantser Embraces Plotting– Sort Of” on November 8, at 6:00pm, in Austin 247. Marrone is the author of Uninvited, Revealers, Devoured, and Slayed, and her middle school series, The Magic Repair Shop Books, includes the titles The Multiplying Menace, The Shape-Shifter’s Curse, and Master of Mirrors. For more information about Amanda Marrone, visit her website.
Join us for a performance of medieval literatures in the original languages on Friday, November 10, at 4:00pm in Austin 217.
Tim Fulford, Professor of English at De Montfort University, will be presenting “Aeriform Effusion: The Scientific Origins of a Poetic Form” on Tuesday, November 7, at 2:30pm in Austin 217.
Paul Di Filippo is a short story writer, humorist, and critic, with more than thirty books to his credit over the course of his three decades as a professional writer. Di Filippo has been nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, Theodore Sturgeon and World Fantasy Awards and has won the British Science Fiction Association Award. He has sold more than two hundred stories, as well as several novels and novellas, including the multi-award-nominated A Year in the Linear City. He was part of the first wave of both steampunk and biopunk, with influential volumes The Steampunk Trilogy and Ribofunk. He is also one of the preeminent critics and reviewers in the science fiction field, with work appearing regularly in the Barnes & Noble Review and elsewhere.
Di Filippo will be reading on November 9, at 6:30pm, in Austin 217.
Pam Brown is an associate professor of English at UConn Stamford, and her talk explores how the famed actresses of Italian touring companies influenced and inspired the Shakespearean stage. Brown will be presenting at the UConn Humanities Institute on the fourth floor of Babbidge Library on Monday, November 6, at 5:00pm. Snacks and refreshments will be served at 4:30pm.
“The Politics of Illegitimacy in McKeon’s Solace” at 12:30 pm, November 2nd, in Austin 445
“Contextualizing Irish Women’s Writing and O’Brien’s Country Girls Trilogy: Revision and Resistance” at 3:30 pm, November 2nd, in Austin 217
Tara Harney-Mahajan received her PhD in English from UConn in 2016 and is currently the co-editor of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory. Her research interests include 20th- and 21st-century Irish and South Asian literature, with a focus on women writers. Her scholarship has been published in Women’s Studies, New Hibernia Review, and the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her talks will consider contemporary Irish novelist Belinda McKeon and canonical twentieth-century Irish writer Enda O’Brien.
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Wednesday, November 1
Tara Betts/Aetna Writer-in-Residence and Creative Sustenance Event
Barnes & Noble College Bookstore, Storrs Center, 6:3 0 pm
**This event is a benefit for the Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic. Audience members are invited to make a donation after the reading.
Co-sponsored with the Aetna Chair of Writing and the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore
Tara Betts is the author of Break the Habit (2016) and Arc & Hue (2009). She is also one of the editors of The Beiging of America: Personal Narratives About Being Mixed Race in the 21st Century (2017). Betts has self-published small runs of several chapbooks: “Can I Hang?” (1999), “Switch” (2003), “Break the Habit” (2012), and “Circling Unexpectedly” (2013). Her most recent chapbook 7 x 7: kwansabas was published by Backbone Press in 2015. Her work has appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Essence Magazine, NYLON, and numerous anthologies. Betts was commissioned by the Peggy Choy Dance Company to write a series of poems and monologues for “THE GREATEST!: An Homage to Muhammad Ali” in 2011 and 2013. These writings were published on Winged City Press in April 2013 and were mentioned in the New York Times. In 2010, Essence named her as one of their “40 Favorite Poets.” After winning the 1999 Guild Complex’s Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award, she represented Chicago twice at the National Poetry Slam in 1999 and 2000. A Cave Canem graduate, she has had residencies from the Ragdale Foundation, Centrum and Caldera, and an Illinois Arts Council Artist fellowship. She holds a PhD in English from Binghamton University and a MFA in Creative Writing from New England College. She teaches at the University of Illinois, Chicago.