Thursday, December 12, 2030

Follow Us On Social Media

The English Department maintains a vibrant presence online with its blog and several social media channels, all of which are managed by Wayne Berninger.

Roughly three times a day, we post something amusing, interesting, or provocative on our Facebook page. We encourage comments and conversation

We also have a Facebook page for Downtown Brooklyn (the literary magazine of the English Department), where you will find a gallery of our past covers and a steady stream of tongue-in-cheek (or are they?) "writing-assignments."

Our Twitter stream is filled with links that readers and writers should find interesting, as well as reminders about Department events. We repost many of these items on our Facebook page but not all, so you'll have to follow us if you want to catch everything!

Follow our Tumblr -- what do English majors know? -- for a series of cool photos, each accompanied by deep thoughts about the reading and writing life.

We are using Pinterest to organize links to a wide variety of articles that should be of interest to students of writing, literature, and the humanities.

Visit us on Pinterest.

We maintain a calendar of our literary events on our LibraryThing venue page.

We play around occasionally on Storify.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Patrick Horrigan: Actors With Accents

Please join Patrick E. Horrigan (Professor of English) and Eduardo Leanez when they host the 10th edition of 


Thursday, October 27th @ 7pm
Teatro SEA
107 Suffolk Street in Manhattan's Lower East Side

Admission is FREE!

Everybody has an accent.  What's yours?

Friday, October 21, 2016

Deborah Mutnick: ENG 173 Writing in the Community, Spring 2017

Study-Abroad Opportunity (Summer 2017) with Deborah Mutnick (English) & Ellen Short (Education)

The course is a graduate course, but it's open to qualified (mostly upper-division) undergraduates. For information, see flyer below, and/or come to one of the following Informational Open House sessions.

Wednesday, October 12
4:45-5:45 PM Pratt 321

Tuesday, October 25

6:30-7:30 pm
9 Hanover Place
4th floor, Conference Room B

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Angus McLinn: Reading at Manhattanville College

Angus McLinn (Creative Writing MFA candidate) will be reading at Manhattanville College as follows, with several other contributors to the book Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories (Three Rooms Press).

More info.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Graduate Courses, Spring 2017

Row Houses on Bond Street in Brooklyn, New York City (Danny Lyon, July 1974)
No known copyright restrictions.

Undergraduate Courses: Spring 2017

by George Eastman House.
No known copyright restrictions.

These course descriptions are provided by the professors teaching the courses.

For more information, write to them directly. 
Get English Department faculty contact info here.

English Majors — Before you register, make an appointment to meet with Wayne Berninger to review your outstanding requirements. Then register as early as possible to keep courses from being canceled.

Non-Majors — The writing and analytical skills gained in English courses are useful in a variety of professions. Any student may take these courses as general electives. A minor in English (four courses 100 or above) will satisfy the Distribution Requirement for any major. For more information, make an appointment to meet with Wayne Berninger.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Tina Barry: Award Nomination & Two Readings

We are pleased to report that a poem/story – “Come Back” – by Tina Barry (Creative Writing MFA, LIU Brooklyn, 2014) has been nominated for a Best of the Net award by the editors of Flash-Frontier.

Also, Barry will be reading twice in October, as follows.

Reading by writers whose work appears in The Best Small Fictions 2016.
Saturday, 10/22
7:00 PM
KGB Bar, the Red Room
85 East 4th Street

Reading by poets whose work appears in RedSky: Poetry on the Global Epidemic of Violence Against Women.
Sunday, 10/23
7:00 PM
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Jonathan Haynes: New Book

We are pleased to congratulate Professor Jonathan Haynes (English) on the publication of his book Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres (University of Chicago Press, 2016). 

More information about the book. 

Available from Amazon in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle editions.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Patrick Horrigan: Reading at Virginia Museum of Fine Art


Professor Patrick E. Horrigan (LIU Brooklyn English Department) will read from his recent novel, Portraits at an Exhibition (Lethe Press), winner of the 2016 Art in Literature Award, on Friday, October 14, 2016, at 6PM, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond, Virginia. The reading is open to the public and all are welcome. Purchase tickets.

Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award, sponsored by the Library of Virginia along with the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, recognizes an outstanding book published in the previous year that is written primarily in response to a work (or works) of art while also showing the highest literary quality as a creative or scholarly work. This unique award, established in 2013, is named in honor of Mary Lynn Kotz, author of the award-winning biography Rauschenberg, A Life. The inaugural award recipient was The Innocence of Objects by Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk. The 2014 award winner was Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda for The Embrace: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Last year's winner was Susan Vreeland for her novel Lisete's List.