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.

Friday, June 20, 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  (WR) -- Sealy Gilles
  • Laquesha Ekowo (CW) -- John High
  • Alicia Folk (WR) -- Donald McCrary
  • 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
  • Keila Matthews (Lit) -- Louis Parascandola
  • 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
  • Vincent Ortiz (Lit) -- 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
  • Neiha Singh (CW) --  John High
  • Chardonnay Smith (WR) -- Donald McCrary
  • Tashawana Smith (WR) -- Patricia Stephens
  • Aaron Stewart (CW) -- John High
  • Shannon Thomas (WR) -- Wayne Berninger
  • Remson Younge (WR) -- Deborah Mutnick

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

NYCAAPSE 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"

Workshops

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








GRADUATES FOR THIS ACADEMIC YEAR

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




MEMBERS OF SIGMA TAU DELTA GRADUATING THIS ACADEMIC YEAR


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




AWARD WINNERS FOR THIS ACADEMIC YEAR

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


Undergraduate


Justin Gioia
Joanna Gonzalez
Keeley Ibrahim
Joshua Lamore


Graduate


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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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

ENG 104 Introduction to Creative Writing End-of-Semester Class Reading & Celebration

Professor Felice Belle and the students of ENG 104 invite you to join
our fearless crew of creative writers for an evening of poetry, plays, short fiction and personal narratives.

Monday, May 5th , 6:30 PM

Spector Lounge
LIU Brooklyn English Department
4th Floor, Humanities Building

This event is open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.


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Monday, April 28, 2014