The last few months have been exciting ones for recent UIC graduate students. Danielle Christmas’s post-doc at the University of North Carolina was turned into an assistant professorship in the same department, and Tyler Mills, just starting as an assistant professor at New Mexico Highlands University, saw her poem “The Sun Rising, Pacific Theater” appear in The New Yorker. Her poems also appeared in The Adroit Journal The New England Review, Pinwheel, Blueshift Journal, and Narrative Magazine. Another very recent graduate, Brianna Noll, had her dissertation, a collection of poems titled Flavor Is the Price of Scarlet, selected for the University Press of Kentucky’s new Contemporary Poetry and Prose Series.
Meanwhile, our current students are just as active. Chris Findeisen’s “Injuries of Class: Mass Education and the American Campus Novel” has just appeared in PMLA and another piece is forthcoming in American Literature. Trevor Strunk’s “The Dollar at the End of the Book: Vanessa Place, Inc. and Allegory in Conceptual Poetry” and Jen Philles’s “The Way We Mean Now: On Susan Howe’s Poetics and Occupy Wall Street” are forthcoming in Criticism and Textual Practice respectively. And several of our students (Jay Yencich, Monica Westin and Lindsay Marshall) have recently published reviews in journals like Advances in the History of Rhetoric & Rhetoric Society Quarterly, American Book Review. Mark Schoenknecht has published poems in 2River View, The Pedestal Magazine, and Driftwood Press, while Brooks Sterritt has fiction coming out in the Green Mountain Review and an interview with Rick Moody in The Millions. Jason Douglas is publishing chapters in two books: The Market Order and the Market Process and Fictions of American Capitalism.
The UIC graduate program is an exciting and thriving place to work. This year we welcomed a new and extremely well qualified entourage of Masters and PhD students, attracted not only by an active and award-winning faculty but by a supportive group of equally active graduate students. For more information, just go to UIC English Graduate Program