Meet Shin and Keeley!
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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.

Keeley Harper was born and raised in southern Illinois. She currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her partner and their two cats, Mungojerrie and Prufrock. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in English at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2016. In 2018, she received her Master of Arts in English from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she served as a Graduate Teaching Associate teaching first-year writing.

Working at the intersections of modernism, phenomenology, and feminist theory, her research aims to establish a dialogue between female subjectivity, consciousness, and the modernist inclination toward interiority and alienation—framing the modernist crisis of representation as not simply an issue of artistic representation, but an issue of intersubjectivity and lived experience. Other areas of interest include post-modernism and critical theory.

Seunghyun Shin, who is only known as Shin to most of North Americans, is from the countryside area of Korea. His previous majors include computer engineering, general surgery, forensics, music composition, and guitar. In addition, as a veteran who still works in military discipline, he is occasionally found either running on the street or working out in a gym by his students and colleagues. As a nomad, veteran, philanthropist, and a teacher, his goal is to be a good man.

Shin completed his BA in English at University at Albany, SUNY and taught an introductory course for freshmen as a MA student at the University of Vermont for two years. His research interests include Modernism, Postmodernism, Black arts, 20th-century American literature, critical theory, poetry, and music history.

[Ed. Note: The drawing of Shin below is a self-portrait from 2008.]

 
 
 
 
 

Congratulations!

PhD candidate Katrina Washington has a piece in Selkie Noticia, a non-fiction anthology on the theme of breaking silence.

Newly-minted Dr. Corbin Hiday has accepted a Visiting Assistant Professorship at the University of Texas El Paso. 

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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.

TODAY June 25: Last day to apply to graduate for summer 2021!
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.

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

All students who plan to be on campus this Fall must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are able to receive the vaccine. International students who do not have access to vaccines currently authorized for emergency use by either the U.S. FDA or the WHO will be able to receive a vaccine upon arrival in Chicago. Read the Chancellor's letter about this decision on the UIC Today website.

 
   
 
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)

 
 
 
 
 
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