On Thursday, September 21, UConn’s English department, in conjunction with the department of Literatures, Cultures & Languages, hosted Jonathan Culler, a renowned literary theorist and Class of 1916 Professor of Literature at Cornell University. In his lecture, Dr. Culler discussed his book Theory of the Lyric originally published in 2015, but released in paperback in […][Read More]
What do we mean when we talk about an author’s style? This question was served up as the starting point of Professor Patrick Hogan’s Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Lecture on October 16. Hogan, an English and Comparative Literature professor at UConn for 30 years, provided a close look at one of the most commonly […][Read More]
A proposal built into the new budget would require professors to increase their teaching loads from four to five courses per year. This proposal plays on a myth about the nature of the work that university professors perform. The fact is that professors must juggle three areas of activity which are profoundly inter-connected and without […][Read More]
Nicola Carpentieri joined our department as Assistant Professor and Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies this fall. He comes to UConn after having held a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona and Research Associate position at the University of Manchester following his Ph.D. at Harvard University. Born and raised in Italy, he became […][Read More]
Monday, November 27th, 2017
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusBabbidge Library Class of 1947 Room
"The Politics of Disaster Relief: Austerity and Human Rights in Puerto Rico Post-Maria", a talk by Ariadna Godreau, human rights lawyer and community activist, Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
Storrs Campus236 Oak Hall
Katharina Von Hammerstein will present the second of LCL Colloquia for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Storrs CampusDodd - Konover Auditorium
Students attending Jewish Humor classes this fall at UConn and at the University of Hartford will be performing their own stand-up routines at a Jewish Humor Open Mic Night sponsored by the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford and the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at UConn. Have your own comedy act to share? Contact Professor Avi Patt (email@example.com) to put your name on the list of the evening's performers!
Facilitating the event will be comedian Vicky Kuperman who was named "one of 12 new comedians to watch" by the Huffington Post. Vicky has been featured on The Maxim Comedy Showcase, on NickMom TV, Sirius Satellite Radio & Comcast, and was presented by comedy legend David Brenner on several shows as part of his tour "David Brenner Presents: Comedy Stars of Tomorrow."
If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Pamela Weathers.
Thursday, November 30th, 2017
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Storrs CampusOAK 236
Maugis the Magus: Courtly Conjurer of a Medieval chanson de geste
William Stark, a Ph.D. candidate in the Spanish Studies section, has come a long way from his native Colorado to pursue research in contemporary Chicano and Latino performance art and cultural production. The fourth year student is writing his dissertation on transcultural performance by Latino and Chicano performance artists in the United States and Mexico. […][Read More]