Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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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. 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 163 replaces 103 (though 103 is still listed) in the Writing & Rhetoric concentration. ENG 126 is added as an option for the writing/rhetoric requirement in the Writing & Rhetoric concentration. ENG 169 becomes an option for the literature requirement in the Creative Writing 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 replaced by 158 and 159. ENG 137 is no longer required. The stipulation regarding English electives is changed such that only 12 credits are required, and 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

This same set of requirements may also have been in effect before 1992, but we've gone no further back for the purposes of this web page.
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 137
  • ENG 149 (Masterpieces of American Literature, no longer exists.).
  • An additional 12-18 credits from ENG 103, ENG 119, ENG 184, ENG 187, and the 200 series.

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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)

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Reading By Lewis Warsh & Others

Professor Lewis Warsh (English Department) will read from his work at a group reading at the closing of Yevgeniya Baras's exhibition Of Things Soothsaid and Spoken at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 
2PM
208 Forsyth St. NYC

917 861 7312.

Lewis Warsh is the author of over thirty volumes of poetry, fiction and autobiography, including Alien Abudction (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), One Foot Out the Door: Collected Stories (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014), A Place in the Sun (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010) 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 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. 

Monica McClure ’s debut poetry collection, Tender Data, will be published by Birds, LLC in spring 2015. She is the author of the chapbooks, Mood Swing, from Snacks Press and Mala, published by Poor Claudia.

Alexander Nemser ’s book The Sacrifice of Abraham, published by Bookieman with support from Asylum Arts, was named by The Jewish Daily Forward among “The Best Jewish Poetry of 2014.” His one-man show, “Moshe Feldstein, Icon of Self-Realization,” premiered in the 2011 New York Fringe Festival. He recently wrote, directed, and performed in a staged reading of “Peepshow,” a new play for five actors, at the Bowery Poetry Club.


Jeremy Sigler (b. 1968) is the author of numerous books of poetry including To and To (Left Hand books, 1998); Mallet Eyes (Left Hand Books, 2000), Crackpot Poet, (Black Square Editions, 2010); and ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ (The Kingsboro Press and For The Common Good, 2014).  Sigler co-edited the career retrospective monograph, Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place 1958-2010 (Dia Art Foundation and Yale University Press, 2014) 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Update From Jonathan Haynes

Professor Jonathan Haynes (English) will be going to the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Montreal March 25th to 29th. He will speak on a roundtable, "From Satellite to Center: Redressing the Marginalization of African Media Studies," and will be the respondent on a panel called "Nollywood Now: An African Industry in Transition."

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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 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
  • Jocelyn Baskett (Lit) -- Srividhya Swaminathan
  • 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
  • Celina Flores (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Alicia Folk (WR) -- Donald McCrary
  • Candace Harris (Lit) -- Louis Parascandola
  • Kristen Heim (Lit) -- Srividhya Swaminathan
  • Joy Jackson (WR) -- Michael Bokor
  • Joann Jeannot (Lit) -- Leah Dilworth
  • Donte'Sha Jones (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Leatrice Jones (Lit) -- Michael Bennett
  • Yu June Lee (WR) -- Michael Bokor
  • Madison Lukosius (WR) -- John Killoran
  • Nichia McFarlane (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Keila Matthews (Lit) -- Louis Parascandola
  • Jessica Montrose (Lit) -- Sealy Gilles
  • Rose Nash (Lit) -- Michael Bennett
  • Warline Norzeus (Lit) -- Carol Allen
  • Jessica Persaud (CW) -- John High
  • Brittany Rader  (WR) -- John Killoran
  • Rebecca Rimple (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Roksolana Sheverack (Lit) -- Leah Dilworth
  • Mahima Singh (Lit) -- Bernard Schweizer
  • Tashawana Smith (WR) -- Patricia Stephens
  • Miguel Sosa (WR) -- Donald McCrary
  • Brandi Sutherland (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Remson Younge (WR) -- Deborah Mutnick

Professional & Personal Development Academy Workshop With Professor Melissa Antinori (English): Managing Your Web Presence


Monday, March 16, 2015

A New Collection of Poems From Lewis Warsh

We are pleased to congratulate Professor Lewis Warsh (English) on the publication of his new collection of poems, Alien Abduction (Ugly Duckling Presse).

We received the following message from Daniel Owen, 
Presse Manager/Editor at Ugly Duckling (and alumnus of the LIU Brooklyn Creative Writing MFA program):

"Alien Abduction is Warsh’s first full-length collection of poems since Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary Books, 2008). Here, he extends his exploration of the way fragments of thought and feeling and experience come together to form the illusion of a solid object that can explode into a million pieces at any moment. The whole is never the sum of its parts. A kind of doomsday hopelessness both invigorates and subdues all questions of what it means to be a living and breathing human. These poems are personal, direct, and elusive at the same time. With a cover by Max Warsh, printed letterpress at UDP on a Heidelberg Windmill."


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. Mimeo Mimeo #7 (2012) was devoted to his poetry, fiction and collages, and to a bibliography of his work as a writer and publisher. 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.