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Luis Alberto Urrea Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

UIC English Professor Luis Alberto Urrea has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year. The award committee considered over 3,000 applicants, and ultimately selected 168 winners. Urrea was one of…

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Daniel Borzutzky on Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist

UIC English faculty and poet/translator Daniel Borzutzky is on the shortlist of the 2019 Griffin International Poetry Prize, Canada’s most generous poetry and translation award, for his book Lake Michigan. Books are nominated…

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Professor Lennard Davis Covered On BBC

Lennard Davis has already written extensively about his personal history with DNA testing to confirm a family secret in his book Go Ask Your Father: One Man’s Obsession with Finding His Origins Through…

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English Instructors Selected for HOPE Teaching Awards

The Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence (HOPE) Award is a student-led initiative run through the Office of Campus Housing. Every year, undergraduates nominate instructors who they feel “have made a lasting impact on the…

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UIC English Alum Receives Oscar Nomination

Minding the Gap is a documentary about skateboarding and skaters in Rockford, Illinois, directed by Bing Liu, a Rockford native who graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Literature from UIC. After…

Director of Program for Writers published in DIAGRAM

Director of the Program for Writers and Professor of English Cris Mazza recently published a semi-biographical, semi-historical piece of fiction in Diagram regarding her father’s experiences in WWII. The story is titled “Ask…