Department Colloquium. Richard Halpern (New York University): “'Thy Blood and Invisible Hand’: Political Economy and Tragic Drama”. Department conference room, UH2028. 3:00 p.m.
A Message from the Head
Welcome to the UIC English homepage and to the new academic year.
2013-14 promises to be exciting for us. For one thing, sometime this fall we'll introduce a brand new website, more functional and more readable. And, for another, we'll be involved in two senior searches -- for a scholar in literature and a new director of our First-Year Writing Program. More generally, we’ll be continuing to construct and reconstruct the intellectual life that gives the Department its distinction. Much of this is captured by the list of achievements you’ll find chronicled below. But what I find most exciting about UIC English is the way that the conditions we work in, even when they are sometimes difficult ones, contribute to the character of the work we do.
Roger Reeves won an NEA fellowship and a Pushcart Prize for his poem “The Field Museum”; Scott McFarland, won the 1913 1st-Book Prize (judged by Rae Armantrout) for O Human Microphone, which will be published later this year; Gerald Graff was appointed a Phi Beta Kappa Lecturer; Luis Urrea was named an LAS Distinguished Professor and Rachel Havrelock was selected as 2012 Rising Star Humanities Researcher of the Year.
Among our graduate students, Julie Fiorelli won the Marxist Literary Group’s Michael Sprinker Graduate Writing Competition for an essay that is now forthcoming from Mediations while Danielle Christmas won both a Cummings Foundation Fellowship to support her participation in the Curt C. and Elise Silberman Faculty Seminar at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship.