Monday, March 2, 2015

Congratulations to Patrick Horrigan!

We are pleased to announce that Professor Patrick Horrigan (English) has won the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The entire Long Island University community is invited to attend the award ceremony, panel discussion and reception to congratulate the 2015 winners.

When & Where

Monday, March 23
4-6 PM
LIU Post
Hillwood Commons Lecture Hall (for the Award Ceremony)
Tilles Center for Performing Arts Atrium (for the Reception).

2015 Recipients
  • Dr. Tung-lung Steven Chang, Marketing & International Business, LIU Post
  • Dr. Patrick E. Horrigan, English, LIU Brooklyn
  • Dr. Brian Sweeney, Sociology & Anthropology, LIU Post
  • Dr. Linda L. Vila, Health Care & Public Administration, LIU Post
  • Dr. Wendi Williams, Counseling & School Psychology, LIU Brooklyn
  • Dr. Tina Zerilli, Pharmacy Practice, LIU Pharmacy

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
  • 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
  • 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

Willie Perdomo Nominated for National Book Critics' Circle Award

Congratulations to Willie Perdomo (MFA, Creative Writing, 2012) on the nomination of his poetry collection The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Penguin Books) for a 2014 National Book Critics' Circle Award! 


The 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award finalists' reading will be happening at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, March 11, at the New School auditorium in Manhattan. DetailsFree and open to the public, this event provides a rare opportunity to see/hear an exciting roster of writers and poets who are nominated this year. Besides Willie, finalists include Claudia Rankine, Gary Shteyngart, Marlon James, and Saeed Jones, to name a few.

If you are interested in attending the reading on the 11th, be sure to get in line by 5:30 PM.

Call for Submissions: Esther Hyneman Graduate Awards in Poetry & Fiction

Eligible: Creative Writing MFA Students @ LIU Brooklyn

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Activists IV Justice: New Student Group at LIU Brooklyn

Activists IV Social Justice is a student-led collective democratic organization at LIU-Brooklyn that address a variety of social justice issues. The group is sponsoring two events in the near future. 

"Reclaiming Black History Month Through Activism: An Intersectional Panel Discussion on Racism, Police Accountability, and the Need for Activism," February 26, 7PM, Health Sciences Building, Room 119.

The second event, "Intro to Twitter Activism," is March 4, 5PM, Pratt Building, Room 619. See the two-page flyer below for details.

LIUFF Sponsors Event in Support of Equity for Adjunct Faculty

The Long Island University Faculty Federation (i.e., the LIU Brooklyn faculty union) is sponsoring an event to which all students, faculty, administrators, and staff are invited. The union's announcement is as follows:

"The first annual National Adjunct Walkout Day is Wednesday, February 25.  

"While we are prevented by our contract from participating in a walkout, we are marking the day with an event sponsored by the LIUFF.  

"Please join us on Wednesday Feb. 25th from 12 - 2 pm in Pratt 321 in the Learning Communities Lounge

"Drop by, have some coffee and pie, meet fellow adjuncts and concerned full-time faculty, and join the conversation about adjunct equity."

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Alum Update: Sarah [Kolbasowski] Ghoshal, Creative Writing MFA Alum

Many of you knew Sarah when she was a grad student here in the English Department. She's now teaching at Montclair State University and publishing poems all over the place. For example, check out new poems at Empty Mirror.

UPDATE: Sarah's new chapbook, Changing the Grid, available for pre-order now, ships in early June 2015.

A Reading by Jake Matkov at Bureau of General Services--Queer Division

Creative Writing MFA candidate Jake Matkov will be reading with Wo Chan and Jayson Smith at Bureau of General Services--Queer Division, a cultural center, bookstore, and event space at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

This reading is the fifth installment in a series called Newfangled, which is made up of poetry readings by emerging poets and hosted by Robert Siek. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 7:00 PM

Bureau of General Services-Queer Division
208 West 13th Street, Room 210