Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ENG 579: Virginia Woolf & Modernism -- Professor Patrick Horrigan -- Fall 2014

Faculty Mentors for English Majors (undergrad)

Prior to registration each semester, every undergraduate English major should meet with Wayne Berninger, the Department’s Undergraduate Advisor. Mr. Berninger uses an app called Setster for appointment booking. Setster allows you to book your own appointment without having to play phone tag or send a bunch of e-mails. To use this free service to book your own appointment, click here. Here is a video that will show you how to use Setster.

Mr. Berninger uses an app called Remind, which makes it possible to send send a single text message that goes to the whole group. To sign up for this free service, go here. The widget below shows the most recent text messages that have gone out.

For guidance with everything other than registration, please meet with your Faculty Mentor at least once per semester. 

Go here for mentors' contact info.

Assignments are as follows.
  • student (concentration) -- mentor
  • Sarai Arroyo (CW) -- John High
  • Krista Benitez (WR) -- Michael Bokor
  • Barrington Boothe (WR) -- John Killoran
  • Stephen Cadavillo (Lit) -- Patrick Horrigan
  • Fanta Camara (Lit) -- Sealy Gilles
  • Alexa Carter-Rodriguez (CW) -- John High
  • Melissa Clermont (Lit) -- Donald McCrary
  • Stacy D'Cunha (Lit) -- Carol Allen
  • Ralph Dorsinville (Lit) -- Jonathan Haynes
  • Kathryn Dure  (Lit) -- Sealy Gilles
  • Laquesha Ekowo (CW) -- John High
  • Alicia Folk (WR) -- Donald McCrary
  • Kristin Griffith (Lit) -- Maria McGarrity
  • Candace Harris (Lit) -- Louis Parascandola
  • Joy Jackson (WR) -- Michael Bokor
  • Daisey Jefferson (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Yu June Lee (WR) -- Michael Bokor
  • Madison Lukosius (WR) -- John Killoran
  • Jackae Manns (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Brianna Melero (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Jessica Montrose (Lit) -- Sealy Gilles
  • Muzahid ("Jahid") Mowla (WR) -- Patricia Stephens
  • Stephanie Munoz (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Rose Nash (Lit) -- Michael Bennett
  • Warline Norzeus (Lit) -- Carol Allen
  • Vincent Ortiz (CW) -- Jonathan Haynes
  • Jessica Persaud (WR) -- Patricia Stephens
  • Brittany Rader  (WR) -- John Killoran
  • Rebecca Rimple (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Anisha Robertson (WR) -- Deborah Mutnick
  • Daniel Rosenberg (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Roksolana Sheverack (Lit) -- Leah Dilworth
  • Mahima Singh (Lit) -- Bernard Schweizer
  • Tashawana Smith (WR) -- Patricia Stephens
  • Aaron Stewart (CW) -- John High
  • Shannon Thomas (WR) -- Wayne Berninger
  • Remson Younge (WR) -- Deborah Mutnick

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Play by Yani Perez

A new play by Yani Perez Creative Writing MFA alum) will be performed in August, at New Perspectives Theatre Company's Women’s Work Short Play Festival (August 4-9).

Now in its 7th year, each Short Play Festival is created in NPTC’s Women’s Work LAB, in which a theme is given to new members in February and resident directors collectively dramaturge the scripts and bring them to production quality. The festival then provides the critical development tool of putting scripts on their feet fully rehearsed in a bare bones production.

Go here for ticket information, directions to the theatre, and a full schedule of performances.

Here's the description of Yani's play...

God Don’t Exist for Girls From Brooklyn

Global violence against girls is no surprise, but are we capable of confronting it in our own backyard? Two sisters from Brooklyn get a terrible lesson that far too many girls around the world already know.

Jamey Jones News & Call for Submissions

MFA alum Jamey Jones recently accepted a full time position as an English Instructor at Pensacola State College, where he is teaching composition and early American literature. 

In other news, Jamey was recently named to a three-year post as the Poet Laureate of Northwest Florida. An induction ceremony will take place in October, but he has already made his first official appearance at a recent open mic reading hosted by the Women's Studies Collective at the University of West Florida (UWF).

Jamey passes along a call for submissions to the first issue of Feminist Spaces, an online journal being inaugurated this year by the UWF Women's Studies Collective. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Our Condolences to the Family & Friends of Orlando Warren

We are saddened by the news that our dear friend and colleague Orlando Warren passed away on July 17. An alumnus of the Department's graduate program in creative writing (MA, 1997), Orlando taught writing and literature courses in English for many years. He also taught in the Philosophy Department and in the Gender Studies Program. A dedicated teacher, a fine writer, a loving father and husband, a kind friend, and a good man, Orlando will be missed by all who had the great fortune to know him.

Update (July 18)Services for Orlando Warren will be held on Wednesday, July 23, at the Lawrence H. Woodward Funeral Home at 1 Troy Avenue, Brooklyn NY (on the corner of Fulton St.)  The viewing starts at 9AM and the service begins at 10AM.

Continue to follow this post for additional information about a memorial service to be held by the Humanities Division early in the fall semester.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bernard Schweizer Announces Inaugural Conference of the Society for Heresy Studies

Professor Bernard Schweizer (English Department) is a driving force behind this two-day conference taking place May 30 & 31 at NYU.

Please check out the attached flyer for some highlights, including keynote addresses by James Wood, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, and Thomas J.J. Altizer.

Professor Schweizer will be presenting “Comedy as Heresy: The Curious Case of the Theology of Laughter.”

More information, including all abstracts and exact location.

Article by Nino Gulli on Time and Tense

The newest issue (Vol. 65, No. 3) of Linguistik Online, a peer-reviewed web journal of linguistics, opens with the article, "The Simple Past Puzzle: A Study of Some Aspects of the Syntax and Semantics of Tense" (originally written in 1999) by Nino Gulli, adjunct professor of English.