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Profs. Peter Coviello and Anna Kornbluh reading at Seminary Co-op

Seminary Co-op Bookstore will host Professor Peter Coviello on February 15 at 7:30 p.m. for a reading from Make Yourselves Gods: Mormonism and the Unfinished Business of American Secularism and Professor Anna Kornbluh…

Luis Alberto Urrea on "Chicago Tonight"

Professor of English Luis Alberto Urrea was on WTTW-TV’s “Chicago Tonight” this week to discuss the new anthology of climate fiction 2040 A.D. (published by McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern in collaboration with the National…

U of I Press Announces Summer 2020 Internship for Grad Students

The University of Illinois Press in conjunction with the Graduate College is now accepting applications for paid graduate student interns during Summer 2020. The internship offers graduate students a chance to gain valuable…

Prof. Mufti at the lectern during the award ceremony

Prof. Nasser Mufti's Book Honored with CGS Arlt Award

Professor Nasser Mufti has been awarded the Gustave O. ArltĀ  Award in the Humanities for 2019 for his book, Civilizing War: Imperial Politics and the Poetics of National Rupture (Northwestern UP, 2017). The…

Mary Anne Mohanraj's Cookbook Reviewed in Publisher's Weekly

Clinical Associate Professor Mary Anne Mohanraj‘s latest project, a Sri Lankan-inspired cookbook, was reviewed favorably in Publisher’s Weekly‘s Lifestyle Book Review section, who called it “a terrific survey of an overlooked cuisine.”

A crowd of protesters are seen from above, partially covered by an enormous Chilean flag

Daniel Borzutzky in NYT Op-Ed Pages on Chilean Prostests

Assistant Professor of English and Latin American and Latino Studies Daniel Borzutzky was in the opinion pages of Saturday’s New York Times to discuss the protests currently taking place across Chile. In the…

Professor Emerita Publishes New Book

Natalie Crohn Schmitt (Professor Emerita of English and Theatre) has just published Performing Commedia dell’ Arte, 1570-1630 (Routledge 2020). According to the publisher, the book discusses actor improvisation; voice, dialect, and style; and…