Department News

  • 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
  • Prof. Gina Barreca Featured in Writer’s Digest
    Gina Barreca, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in the English Department, was featured in Writer’s Digest for her most recent collection, Fast Fallen Women: 75 Essays of Flash Nonfiction.
    Posted on October 16, 2023
  • Rylee Thomas ’24 (CLAS) Reads at Inauguration of President Maric
    English major and honors student Rylee Thomas ‘24 (CLAS) delivered an original prose poem, “Leave the Door Open,” at the inauguration of UConn President Radenka Maric on September 29, 2023. Thomas spoke with the English Department about how the poem came to be and what it means to her. Inspired by the works of Amanda […]
    Posted on October 11, 2023
  • Mary K Bercaw Edwards wins NEH Grant
    Mary K Bercaw Edwards, Professor of English and Maritime Studies on the Avery Point campus, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for her work as a founding member of the Melville Society Cultural Project, and as co-director of “Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick and the World of Whaling in the Digital Age.”
    Posted on October 2, 2023
  • Distinguished Professor, Alumni Featured in UConn Today
    Gina Barreca, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in the English Department, was recently featured in UConn Today for her class work and recent collections that have featured a number of her current and former students.
    Posted on September 28, 2023
  • Miller Wolf Oberman, ’17 (Ph.D.) Named NY-Based Art Fellow
    Miller Wolf Oberman, ’17 (Ph.D.), has been named a 2023 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Poetry. Per their announcement, “The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship makes unrestricted cash grants of $8,000 to New York State-based artists working in 15 disciplines, recognizing five disciplines per year on a triennial basis. This program is administered by New York Foundation for […]
    Posted on September 26, 2023
  • 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