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Alfred Thomas Contributor to Award-Winning Anthology

Professor Alfred Thomas contributed an essay titled, “Reading the Other: Teaching Chaucer’s The Prioress’s Tale in Its Late Medieval Context” to the anthology, which was edited by Mariamne Ara Krummel (University of Dayton)…

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Black Studies Concentration Now Available

As of Fall 2019, Master’s and PhD students at UIC can now get a concentration in Black Studies at UIC through the Department of African American Studies (AAST). To concentrate in Black Studies,…

Prof. Lisa Freeman in Scholar-Artist Collaboration at Folger Theatre

Professor Lisa Freeman, Head of the English Department, participated in a scholar-artist collaboration for the Folger Theatre’s production of Davenant’s Macbeth, which ran in September, 2018. Watch the video below to see Professor…

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Helen Jun Discusses Toni Morrison on WGN Radio

Jon Hansen of Chicago’s WGN Radio interviewed Helen Jun on Tuesday, August 6, about the life and legacy of Pulitzer-prize winning author Toni Morrison, who died on Monday, August 5. You can listen…

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Margena Christian on Chicago's Fox 32

Lecturer Margena A. Christian, Ed.D., was on television station Fox 32 Chicago on Monday, July 22, to discuss her new book, Empire: The House That John H. Johnson Built. This marks the fourth…

Sarah Buchmeier Wins Newcombe Award

PhD candidate Sarah Buchmeier has been named a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow in 2019 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The largest and most prestigious such award, the Newcombe recognizes…