Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Reading By Patrick Horrigan

Professor Patrick E. Horrigan (English) reads from his forthcoming novel, Portraits at an Exhibition (Lethe Press), on Saturday, May 2 @ 7pm in the East Village as part of the next installment of ACTORS WITH ACCENTS.

As usual, at ACTORS WITH ACCENTS you can expect a diverse group of actors, singers, writers, musicians, and (for the first time) dancers. The setting is informal, the conversation is brilliant, and there's free food and drink.  Mark your calendars!

Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: 7-10 PM (performance to start at 8 PM)
Place: Teatro Circulo @ 64 East 4th St. between Bowery and 2nd Ave., 3rd floor; New York, NY 10003
Admission: FREE! (but donations are welcome)

For more information, or to find out how to participate in an upcoming ACTORS WITH ACCENTS production, visit us on Facebook or email us at actorswithaccents@aol.com. 


LIU Brooklyn Learning Communities & Faculty Forum Present Janine Graziano


Friday, April 10, 2015

Sigma Tau Delta to Induct Newest Members

The Omicron Zeta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (the international English honors society) will have its annual induction ceremony and dinner on Friday, April 17th. 

In addition to inducting new members, the chapter will recognize members who are graduating this year. 

Attendance is by e-vite only. 


For more information about this event, contact Professor Srividhya Swaminathan at 718-780-4323.

(After the ceremony, we will update this post with the names of the new inductees and graduating chapter members.)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Emily Drabinski Wins Publication of the Year Award

We are pleased to note that Professor Emily Drabinski (Library) has won the Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section. 

The article, "Toward a Kairos of Library Instruction," which appeared in The Journal of Academic Librarianship, grew out of Drabinski's 2011 master's thesis, which Drabinski wrote in the LIU Brooklyn English Department, under the direction of Professor Patricia Stephens (Professor of English and Director of the LIU Brooklyn Writing Center).

Congratulations, Emily!


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Monday, April 6, 2015

Book Launch Party for Lewis Warsh & Fellow Ugly Duckling Presse Authors

We recently posted about the publication of a new collection of poems, Alien Abduction, from Professor Lewis Warsh (English).

We are now pleased to note that the publisher, Ugly Duckling Presse, has announced its Spring Book Launch, celebrating the release of Leslie Allison’s Martha, Filip Marinovich’s Wolfman Librarian, and Warsh’s Alien Abduction. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
8PM
Pierogi
177 North 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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LESLIE ALLISON is a writer and performer. She composes choral music for performance collaborations with Francis Weiss Rabkin. Her dance and poetry criticism can be found in HTML Giant and The Brooklyn Rail, and her band Cross released its debut album, It’s Curtains, earlier this year. Martha (Spring 2015, Ugly Duckling Press) is her first chapbook. More info at 
http://goo.gl/waWWV9

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FILIP MARINOVICH is the author of Zero Readership and And If You Don’t Go Crazy I’ll Meet You Here Tomorrow, both published by Ugly Duckling Presse. In Fall 2011 Filip served as librarian at The People’s Library at Occupy Wall Street and worked with Stephen Boyer as co-compiler of The Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology as well as performing in the weekly Poetry Assembly. Read more about Wolfman Librarian, his third book of poetry, here: http://goo.gl/RfySH2

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LEWIS WARSH is the author of over thirty volumes of poetry, fiction and autobiography, including One Foot Out the Door: Collected Stories (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014), A Place in the Sun (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014) and Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary Books, 2008). He is co-editor of The Angel Hair Anthology (Granary Books, 2001) and editor and publisher of United Artists Books. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council of the Arts, The Poet’s Foundation and The Fund for Poetry. He has taught at Naropa University, The Poetry Project, SUNY Albany and Long Island University (Brooklyn), where he was director of the MFA program in creative writing from 2007-2013 and where he currently teaches. He lives in Manhattan and in Western Massachusetts. Read more about Alien Abduction here: http://goo.gl/RfySH2.


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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Book Party for Louis Parascandola

On 10 April 2015, the the English Department will be hosting a book party for Professor Louis Parascandola (English) in the Robert Spector Lounge (Humanities Building, Fourth Floor). Please join us from 3:45-5:30 PM. Professor Parascandola will be reading from his book Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

visceral brooklyn issue 1 is online!



English Major Requirements (Undergrad)

This page outlines the changes that the English Department faculty have made over the years to the requirements for the English major. They are arranged in reverse chronological order, with the newest at the top of the page. Dates shown are academic years when a given set of requirements took (or will take) effect.

2015-2016

In all concentrations, Senior Seminar becomes Senior Thesis (and will henceforth be conducted on a tutorial basis). ENG 171 and 172 are no longer both required in the Writing & Rhetoric concentration.

Creative Writing
  • ENG 164
  • Four from ENG 104, 165, 166, 167, 168
  • One from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175
  • Three literature courses (at least one of which must be from 129, 159)
  • ENG 191 Senior Thesis in Creative Writing

Literature
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 169
  • One from ENG 104, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168
  • One from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175
  • Any two additional English courses
  • ENG 190 Senior Thesis in Literature

Writing & Rhetoric
  • Five from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175. One of these five must be from 171, 172 (but you could take both).
  • One from ENG 104, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168
  • Three literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, 169)
  • ENG 192 Senior Thesis in Writing & Rhetoric
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2014-2015

ENG 104 is added as an option in the creative writing requirement for all three concentrations.

Creative Writing
  • ENG 164
  • Four from ENG 104, 165, 166, 167, 168
  • One from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175
  • Three literature courses (at least one of which must be from 129, 159)
  • ENG 191

Literature
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 169
  • One from ENG 104, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168
  • One from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175
  • Any two additional English courses
  • ENG 190

Writing & Rhetoric
  • ENG 171
  • ENG 172
  • Three from ENG 126, 163, 168, 173, 174, 175
  • One from ENG 104, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168
  • Three literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, 169)
  • ENG 192
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2012-2013 / 2013-2014

ENG 101 is no longer required. ENG is 103 no longer listed as a writing/rhetoric option in any concentration. Majors in all three concentrations are now required to take at least one course from each of the other two concentrations. See details under each heading below.


Creative Writing


The Creative Writing concentration now requires four creative writing workshops (instead of three), one writing/rhetoric course, and three literature courses (instead of four). 
  • ENG 164
  • ENG 191
  • Four from ENG 165, 166, 167, 168
  • One from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175
  • Three literature courses (at least one of which must be from 129, 159)

Literature

The Literature concentration now requires one creative writing course and one writing/rhetoric course, and the number of required English electives changes from three to two.
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 169
  • ENG 190
  • One from ENG 164, 165, 166, 167, 168
  • One from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175
  • Any two additional English courses

Writing & Rhetoric

The Writing & Rhetoric concentration now requires one creative writing course.
  • ENG 171
  • ENG 172
  • ENG 192
  • Three from ENG 126, 163, 168, 173, 174, 175
  • One from ENG 164, 165, 166, 167, 168
  • Three literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, 169)
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2011-2012

ENG 164 replaces 104 in the Creative Writing concentration. 
ENG 169 becomes an option for the literature requirement in the Creative Writing concentration. ENG 163 replaces 103 in the Writing & Rhetoric concentration (though 103 is still listed). ENG 126 is added as an option for the writing/rhetoric requirement in the Writing & Rhetoric concentration.

Creative Writing
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 164
  • ENG 191
  • Three from ENG 165, 166, 167, 168
  • Four literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, 169, and at least one of which must be from ENG 129, 159)

Literature 
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 169
  • ENG 190
  • Any three additional ENG courses.

Writing & Rhetoric
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 171
  • ENG 172
  • ENG 192
  • Three from ENG 103, 126, 163, 168, 173, 174, 175
  • Three literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, 169)
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2007-2008 / 2008-2009 / 2009-2010 / 2010-2011

ENG 169 becomes an option for the literature requirement in the Writing & Rhetoric concentration, but it is still not yet an option for the literature requirement in the Creative Writing concentration.

Creative Writing
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 104
  • ENG 191
  • Three from ENG 165, 166, 167, 168
  • Four literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, and at least one of which must be from ENG 129, 159)

Literature
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 169
  • ENG 190
  • Any three additional English courses

Writing & Rhetoric
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 171
  • ENG 172
  • ENG 192
  • Three from ENG 103, 168, 173, 174, 175
  • Three literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, 169)
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2004-2005 / 2005-2006 / 2006-2007

The major splits into three concentrations. ENG 169 is still a requirement in the Literature concentration but is not yet an option for the literature requirement in either the Creative Writing concentration or the Writing & Rhetoric concentration.

Creative Writing
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 104
  • ENG 191
  • Three from ENG 165, 166, 167, 168
  • Four literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, and at least one of which must be from ENG 129, 159)

Literature
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 169
  • ENG 190
  • Any three additional English courses

Writing & Rhetoric
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 171
  • ENG 172
  • ENG 192
  • Three from ENG 103, 168, 173, 174, 175
  • Three literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159)
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2003-2004

ENG 169 is added. The number of required ENG electives changes from four to three.
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 169
  • ENG 190
  • Any three additional English courses
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1998-1999 / 1999-2000 / 2000-2001 / 2001-2002 / 2002-2003

The stipulation regarding ENG electives changes such that the same number of ENG electives is required, but the options now include all ENG courses above 100.
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 190
  • Any four additional English courses
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1996-1997 / 1997-1998

ENG 101 is added. ENG 149 is no longer offered; it is replaced by 158 and 159. ENG 137 is no longer required. The stipulation regarding English electives is changed such that (1) only 12 credits are required, and (2) ENG 187 is no longer an option. ENG 190 is added.
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 190
  • An additional 12 credits from ENG 103, ENG 119, ENG 137, ENG 184, and the 200 series
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1992-1993 / 1993-1994 / 1994-1995 / 1995-1996
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 137
  • ENG 149
  • An additional 12-18 credits from ENG 103, ENG 119, ENG 184, ENG 187, and the 200 series


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Pre-1992?


Stay tuned! We'll have to dig into the paper archives...


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A New Novel by Patrick Horrigan -- POST UPDATED 25 MARCH 2015

We are pleased to announce the upcoming publication of a new novel, Portraits at an Exhibition (Lethe Press, May 2015), by Patrick Horrigan (Professor of English).

The hero of the novel is a 21st-century Dorian Gray, an alienated young man searching for his life's purpose through a gallery of portraits at an exhibition.  Afraid he may have contracted HIV the night before and only beginning to fathom the possible consequences, Robin threads his way through the rooms of an art exhibition, studying portraits of people from faraway places and times, looking for clues in the lives of others to the mystery of his own discontent.  In the gallery, he bumps into a flesh-and-blood stranger with whom he feels an uncanny rapport.  Their meeting could change his life, but first he will have to confront a disturbing truth about himself.

Portraits at an Exhibition won the 2010 Dana Award in the Novel.  


Pre-order from Amazon.

The official launch party happens Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 7:00 PM, at the Bureau of General Services--Queer Division, 208 West 13th Street, Room 210, in Manhattan.  All are welcome.

UPDATE: 25 MARCH 2015

Professor Horrigan will be reading from his novel on the following dates this spring:

Friday, April 3, 7PM. The Gloria Maddox Theater, T. Schreiber Studios, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl., betw. 6th and 7th Ave. (part of Cool Stories, a program of readings and performance hosted by Reggie Street)

Saturday, April 18, 3PM. Holiday Inn Midtown, 440 W. 57th St., betw. 9th and 10th Ave. (part of the 7th Annual Rainbow Book Fair)

Saturday, May 2, 7PM. Teatro Circulo, 64 E. 4th St., 3rd fl., betw. Bowery and 2nd Ave. (part of Actors with Accents, an evening of performance hosted by Eduardo Leanez and Patrick Horrigan)