Meet Spencer and Jacob!
  ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌
 
Click here to see this online
 
 
 

Weekly Grad Newsletter

 
 
Welcome to your weekly UIC English grad student news digest.
 
Vicki Bolf, Graduate Studies Program Coordinator
 
 
 
 

Meet the 2021 Cohort!

For the rest of the summer, we'll be introducing a few of the Fall 2021 cohort every week. This week we introduce two new MA students in the Program for Writers!

Spencer Harrison majored in English and World literature at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA where he also worked in the writing center. He gained a Master of Science in Education from St. John’s University while also teaching high school mathematics in New York City. While at St. John’s, Spencer did his field research on integrating creative writing into the mathematics classroom. After St. John’s University, Spencer taught American Literature and first year writing at Boricua College. Lecture topics included world history, history of religion, history of literature, American history, history of American Literature, jazz, quantum physics, string theory, and psychology. Spencer offered both literary and creative writing tracts to students, and he plans to continue pursuing interdisciplinary education.

Jacob Stovall: I was born in Chicago but raised in Massachusetts and Tennessee. My writing is shaped by all three of these places and the historical interplay between them. I have a deep appreciation for theory and literary criticism but lately I’ve been interested in the space that theory can’t reach and has to concede to poetry. I write fiction and poetry as well as engaging in critical studies of literature.

I completed my BA in English in 2019 in Nashville. During the past year I’ve worked with the Free Nashville Poetry Library and Dalkey Archive Press in Normal, IL. I worked as a peer tutor during undergrad. Previously, I was running a poetry and experimental music performance series called Vow of Silence, a project that I am hoping to get going again in Chicago post-pandemic.

 
 

Congratulations!

MA student Jim Madigan has a poem, "Plague Mirror," in Global Poemic, as well as two poems in the Stanford literary journal Mantis (print only).

MA student Nick Dertinger has two poems in the latest issue of Wolf Jaw magazine: "Cycles of Existence" and "The Burial."

Share Your News

Jobs

ASAP: Multiple lecturer positions in the University of Arizona English Department's Writing Program. 

Events & Deadlines

Reminder for PhD candidates: Committee Recommendation Forms must be submitted to the DGS Office (Vicki) a minimum of three weeks before the defense.

July 5: Independence Day observed.
July 23: Last day to submit dissertation to Graduate College for graduation this term (PhD only).
Aug 4MA Project Certificate of Approval & completed MA project due to DGS Office for Summer graduation.
Aug 18: Comp Camp (details TBA).
Aug 19: Department Orientation for new students, 12:30-2:30 via Zoom. 

CFPs

Check the UPenn CFP website for current and future conferences in your fields and subfields, including conferences especially for graduate students.

Aug 31: A is For, a NYC based nonprofit organization that amplifies art and artists that work to end the stigma against abortion. Founded in 2012 by actresses and activists, Martha Plimpton and Kellie Overbey, A is For works at the intersection of art and reproductive justice.  Three winners will be announced in early November 2021. The winning plays will be presented as rehearsed readings during our virtual ONE-ACT Festival in December 2021. For full contest criteria and to submit your play, visit: aisfor.org/contest

Funding & Grants

The Graduate College curates a weekly list of funding opportunities. Our colleagues in Urbana also maintain a database of external funding opportunities: UIUC Fellowship Finder.

Miscellany

If you are fully vaccinated, you will be exempted from the saliva testing requirements to be on campus, if you fill out the vaccination attestation on healthcheck.uic.edu!

Check out the latest edition of the Graduate College's newsletter!

 
   
 
DGS Office Contact Info & Office Hours

Vicki: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. NB: Vicki will be out of the office on June 24-28 and July 15-27. 
Office Hours with the DGS by appointment.
Email: vicbolf@uic.edunmufti@uic.edu
Phone: (312) 413-2239 (voicemail)

 
 
 
 
 
FacebookTwitter