We are delighted to announce that Professor Mark Canuel is appointed as the new Director of the UIC Institute for the Humanities. Professor Canuel is a member of the UIC English Department with research interests focusing primarily on British Romanticism and Critical Theory. His many publications weave together literature, politics, history, and philosophy, and he has established a longstanding interdisciplinary approach to scholarship which reflects his deep interest in the ways in which the humanities matter in our public life. He is the recipient of the Silver Circle Teaching Award, has served in numerous administrative roles on campus, including as Head of the English Department, and currently serves on the Executive Committee for the British Romantic Period for the Modern Language Association (MLA). We hope that you will join us in giving Professor Canuel a warm welcome as he takes over the leadership of this intellectually vibrant, interdisciplinary, community of scholars.
William D’Alessandro, PhD candidate in Philosophy and 2016-2107 Resident Graduate Fellow, defended his dissertation "Intertheoretic Reduction and Explanation in Mathematics" on August 7, 2017.
Congratulations to Bill!
Sharon Weiner, PhD candidate in Germanic Studies and 2017 ReWrite Dissertation Writing Retreat, defended her dissertation “The Nature of the Beetle: Language and Trauma in the Work of Ilse Aichinger, Thomas Bernhard and Ingeborg Bachmann” on June 6, 2017. In summer 2017 she will be on faculty at the German School at Middlebury Language Schools. In Fall 2017 she will be Visiting Assistant Professor at Emory University.
Congratulations to Sharon!
Tim Soriano, Institute for the Humanities Resident Graduate Fellow 2016-2017, and History Department PhD candidate, will be Newberry Library Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Congratulations to Tim!