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.

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Our Mutual Estate 2014
Reimagining the English Classroom
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Keynote Address

Tina Chang (Brooklyn Poet Laureate) -- "Sensual Hybrid: Poems for a New Generation"


Teaching Cultural Studies: Adventures in Globalized Media
Jonathan Haynes, Professor of English, LIU
Suzane Thomas, Assistant Principal of Instruction, Cobble Hill School of American Studies

Teaching Writing
Lynn Hassan, Associate Writing Center Director, LIU
Tiffany DeJaynes, Research Teacher Writing Center Director, Millennium Brooklyn High School

Teaching Creative Writing
Felice Belle, Adjunct Assistant Professor English, LIU
Karen Bonnick, Assistant Principal of English, Manhattan Center for Science and Math

Teaching Nonfiction: Honoring and Engaging All Voices
Deborah Mutnick, Professor of English, LIU
Karen Andronica, Assistant Principal of English, Lehman High School

Teaching With Technology
Melissa Antinori, Assistant Director of Writing, LIU
Maria Moccia, English Teacher, Cobble Hill School of American Studies

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Annual Awards Ceremony (2014 Edition)

Please join us in congratulating this year's graduates and award winners! The English Department's Annual Awards Ceremony will be held as follows:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
3:30-4:30 PM
Robert Spector Lounge
Fourth Floor
Humanities Building


May 2014

Samiah Aljahmi, BA
Shawn Bartee, MA
Chia Lun Chang, MFA
Justin Gioia, BA
Joanna Gonzalez, BA
Christine Grausso, MA
Dargreeny Jean, BA
Joshua Lamore, BA
Daniel Owen, MFA
Evan Thomas, MFA
Shereen Vincent, BA

January 2014

Anthony Eid, MA
Elena Fabiankovic, BA
Michael Grove, MFA
Tiani Kennedy, MFA
Julianne Lavalle, MFA
Steven Rice, MA
Shari Seraneau, MFA
Laurel Schumacher, MA
Tina Thompson, MFA

September 2013

Felice Belle, MFA
Keeley Ibrahim, BA
Jacob Matkov, MA
Carla Reneau, BA
Elizabeth Ruiz, BA
Nicole Sampson, MA


Justin Gioia
Joanna Gonzalez
Keeley Ibrahim
Joshua Lamore
Jacob Matkov
Evan Thomas


The Edward Edelman & Susanne Popper-Edelman English Essay Prizes

Best Essay in a Developmental Freshman Writing Course

Yu June Lee, "Yu June Lee and the Treacherous Four-Laned Road," Professor Morgan Schulz

Best Essay in a Sophomore Core Literature Course

Edward Greene, "'A Terrible Lump of Coal in the Burning Street': The Imagery of Protest," Professor Michael Bennett

Best Essay in an Upper-Division English Course

Sydney Boles, "Catch 22: Literacy Education and the Public in Jefferson High School," Professor Deborah Mutnick

The Elaine Spielberg Award

Yu June Lee

The Excellence in English Award


Justin Gioia
Joanna Gonzalez
Keeley Ibrahim
Joshua Lamore


Felice Belle
Christine Grausso
Michael Grove
Tiani Kennedy
Julianne Lavalle
Jacob Matkov
Daniel Owen
Laurel Schumacher
Evan Thomas

The Louis &  Ann Parascandola Graduate Award

Daniel Owen
Jacob Matkov

The Esther Hyneman Graduate Awards in Poetry & Fiction

Poetry Award: Chia Lun Chang Poetry Finalist: Jacob Matkov
Fiction Award: Daniel Owen
Fiction Finalist: Kimarlee Nguyen

The Liang & Bernard Schweizer Graduate Thesis Award

Christine Grausso, "Magic Mirrors and Evil Queens: Power, Possibilities of Vision and a Phenomeno-logical Analysis of Queer Representation in Once Upon a Time."

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