Department News

  • Prof. Julie Choffel wins Backwaters Prize for Poetry
    Julie Choffel, Assistant Professor of English on the Hartford campus, has won the 2023 Backwaters Prize in Poetry for 2023 for her piece, Dear Wallace. The manuscript reflects in verse on the legacy of Hartford-area poet Wallace Stevens. Backwaters Press is an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press. They will be publishing Dear Wallace […]
    Posted on September 8, 2023
  • Distinguished Professor Highlighted in Ms. Magazine’s 50th
    Gina Barreca, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English, is a contributor in Ms. Magazine’s upcoming book to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary feminist magazine, 50 YEARS OF Ms.: THE BEST OF THE PATHFINDING MAGAZINE THAT IGNITED A REVOLUTION. More information on the book and its contributors can be found on the magazine’s website.
    Posted on September 6, 2023
  • New Faculty Featured on UConn Today
    April Anson, Julie Choffel, Najnin Islam, were featured on UConn Today as new faculty in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
    Posted on September 5, 2023
  • Grad Landings: Samadrita Kuiti ’23 to Community Solutions
    Samadrita Kuiti, ’23 (Ph.D.) has accepted a job in communications within a non-profit organization based in CT called Community Solutions Inc. The organization rehabilitates incarcerated individuals and at-risk youth, offering them opportunities for educational and professional development, and facilitating their eventual reintegration in society. Responsibilities for this position will include assisting with social media, writing […]
    Posted on July 26, 2023
  • Grad Landings: Kaylee Jangula Mootz ’22 to Education Consultancy
    Kaylee Jangula Mootz, ’22 (Ph.D.) has accepted a position as an Education Consultant for Racial Equity and Social Justice for the State Education Resource Center in Waterbury, CT. Kaylee’s committee included Martha Cutter (chair) Kate Capshaw, and Mark Rifkin from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Congratulations!
    Posted on July 26, 2023
  • Alumni Co-Edits issue of Genre
    Justin Sider, ’05 (CLAS), an alumni of the English Department and the Creative Writing Program, has co-edited an issue of Genre titled  Thirty Years after John Guillory’s Cultural Capital. This issue was published by Duke University Press and is available on their website. Congratulations, Justin!
    Posted on July 5, 2023
  • Grad Landings: Alex Gatten ’21 to Juilliard
    Alex Gatten ’21 (CLAS, Ph.D.) has accepted an Assistant Professor of Writing position at the Julliard School in New York, NY. Alex will be teaching college writing with a multimodal focus in the Liberal Arts Department. Special thanks to Alex’s committee, Charles Mahoney (chair), Margaret Breen, and Yohei Igarashi, as well as Lisa Blansett and […]
    Posted on June 29, 2023
  • English Department Members Named to Fulbright Grants in 2023-24
    Multiple Department of English community members were among the students named to the Fulbright US Program for the 2023-24 academic year. Congratulations to Danicia Brown’ 23 (CLAS), Elisa Shaholli ’23 (CLAS), and Joan Tremblay ’22 (CLAS) for their assignments! Congratulations as well to Neal Krishna ’23 (CLAS), who was named an alternate for a Fulbright […]
    Posted on May 17, 2023