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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mary Kennan Herbert's Poems the Subject of an Academic Conference Presentation

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On April 15, 2016, Dennis Linder, a dermatologist and Professor of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the Medical University of Graz (in Austria) presented a paper about the "Skin Man" series of poems by Professor Mary Kennan Herbert (English) at the 7th International Poetry and Medicine Symposium (London), hosted by the Hippocrates Initiative for Poetry and Medicine.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Writing Center Event -- The Spring Write-In: A Long Night Against Procrastination


As finals week approaches, the Writing Center and the Center for Learning and Academic Success are co-hosting The Spring Write-In: A Long Night Against Procrastination.

Come and work on remaining papers or assignments. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. Tutors and a Reference Librarian will be available to assist you.

We’ll provide coffee, snacks, and camaraderie to fuel your productivity.

Thursday, April 28
5-10 PM

Writing Center
Humanities Building, Room 218

and/or

Center for Learning and Academic Success (CLAS),
LLC, 4th floor (access via elevator)


Barbara Henning: Workshop at Poets House

Professor Barbara Henning (English) will be teaching a six-week workshop called "Poetic Prose & the Prose Poem" at Poets House starting April 23.

Registration info.

Book Review: Lisa Rogal's Morning Ritual

A nice review of Morning Ritual (United Artists, 2015), a book of poems by Lisa Rogal (MFA, Creative Writing, 2013), appears at Jacket2.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Angus McLinn: Reading

On Friday, April 8, 2016, Angus McLinn, Creative Writing MFA candidate at LIU Brooklyn, will be reading at the launch party for the book Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories.


Jessica Hagedorn in Discussion with R. Zamora Linmark & Paul Beatty

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Jessica Hagedorn (the Parsons Family University Professor of Creative Writing at LIU Brooklyn) will moderate a discussion at NYU, between the novelists R. Zamora Linmark and Paul Beatty. 

See flyer for details.


New Poems by Barbara Henning, Chia-Lun Chang, and Tony Iantosca

Barbara Henning (Professor Emerita of English), Chia-Lun Chang (Creative Writing MFA alum, 2014), and Tony Iantosca (Adjunct Professor of English and Creative Writing MFA alum, 2012) all have poems in The Portable Boog Reader 9

Read the issue here.

Even more info here.

Tina Barry: News

Two poems by Tina Barry (MFA, Creative Writing, 2014), from her first book of poems and short fiction, Mall Flower (Big Table Publishing), have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and one prose piece has been selected to appear in The Best Short Fiction 2016 (Queens Ferry Press).

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Jonathan Haynes: Update, Spring 2016

We are pleased to pass along several announcements about the upcoming professional activities of Professor Jonathan Haynes (English).


Haynes and two of his students, Ernest Agyeman and Adjovi Simpini, were recently interviewed by Sandy Kenyon, the film critic and entertainment reporter for WABC-TV Eyewitness News. The topic was the Nigerian film industry. Kenyon filmed the interview in the Spector Lounge and in Haynes' office, both on the fourth floor of the Humanities Building. Professor Michael Bokor (English) was also included in the interview, but it is unclear at this time whether and footage from his portion of the interview will be is also included in the short (less than 2 minute) segment that will be aired Monday, March 28, 2016, at 4:15 PM. Video should be up on WABC's website a few hours after that.

Watch the video here.


Here's a different version made for play in NYC taxis starting on April 8, 2016.

On April 6, 2016, Haynes will give a seminar presentation at Northwestern University's Program of African Studies, called "Hostile Takeover? Corporate interventions in Nollywood."

Haynes will be a respondent at a Columbia University conference, "New Directions in Nollywood and Nigerian Cinema," on April 21-22, 2016.


Finally, Haynes will present a paper entitled "Lagos, Nollywood, and Neoliberal Transformations," at "Lagos - From the Pepperfarm to the Megacity (and Beyond): A Conference on Space, Society, and the Imagination of an African Crossroad," a conference to be held at Barnard College on May 6, 2016.