Department News

  • Grad Landings: Sarah Bertekap to Ball State University
    Sarah Bertekap ’24 (Ph.D.) has accepted an Assistant Lecturer of English position at the Indiana Academy at Ball State University. Sarah’s committee included Mary Burke, major advisor, and committee members Margaret Breen, Greg Semenza, and Victoria Ford Smith. Congratulations!
    Posted on May 7, 2024
  • English Dept. Members Named UCHI Fellows
    The UConn Humanities Institute (UCHI) has announced their fellows for the 2024-25 academic year. Among them is four members of the Department of English community: Prof. Yohei Igarashi – Faculty Success Fellow Prof. Greggory Pierrot – Faculty Fellow Daniele Pierratti – Graduate Student, Dissertation Research Scholar Julia Wold – Graduate Student, Dissertation Research Scholar
    Posted on April 30, 2024
  • Prof. Martha Cutter Wins MELUS Lifetime Achievement Award
    Prof. Martha Cutter, Professor of English and Africana Studies and Director of American Studies, has won the MELUS (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States) Lifetime Achievement Award for 2024. This award recognizes individuals for their scholarship work, as well as service to the MELUS organization.
    Posted on April 29, 2024
  • Prof. Fred Roden wins AAUP Award for Teaching Excellence
    Prof. Fred Roden, Professor of English on the Stamford campus, has won the AAUP Award for Teaching Excellence: Career. Per the AAUP website, “This award recognizes classroom instruction and advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.”
    Posted on April 24, 2024
  • Asia Rowe, 2017 (Ph. D.) to St. Joseph’s (ME)
    Asia Rowe, 2017 (Ph. D.) has been hired as a full-time faculty member of English at St. Joseph’s College of Maine.  Her committee members were co-chairs Greg Semenza and Clare King’oo, and associate advisor Tom Deans.
    Posted on April 23, 2024
  • Prof. Briona Jones Featured in WGSS 50th
    English and WGSS Professor Briona Simone Jones was featured in a UConn Today article marking the 50-year anniversary of UConn Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This article also featured graduate students from the English department, including Nikki Blumenfeld, Anh Le, and Alejandra Leos.
    Posted on April 19, 2024
  • Prof. Cutter and Prof. Williams Present at Joint Book Talk
    On February 14, Professors of Africana Studies and English Martha Cutter and Erika Williams spoke at a joint book talk about their recent publications. They summarized their findings and arguments to a crowd of curious minds packed into the Philip E. Austin Building’s Stern Lounge. Evelyn Simien, Interim Director of the Africana Studies Institute and […]
    Posted on March 5, 2024
  • Prof. Hogan On His Novel, “A People Without Shame”
    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 […]
    Posted on November 3, 2023
  • Prof. Bercaw Edwards featured in UConn Today for Melville Work
    “Mary K. Bercaw Edwards, Director of Maritime Studies and professor of English on the Avery Point campus, was featured on UConn today for her work with the Melville Society Cultural Project and the New Bedford Whaling Museum in securing a National Endowment for Humanities grant to fund workshops for K-12 teachers.”
    Posted on October 20, 2023