Monday, January 30, 2012

Africana Studies Co-Hosts Film Screening: More Than a Month

Please join us for the Brooklyn premiere of More Than A Month, a film by Shukree Hassan Tilghman. This event is being co-sponsored by the Africana-Studies Program. More here.


Friday, January 27, 2012

English Major Requirements, Undergrad


Requirements Effective Beginning Fall 2015

We made some changes to the Writing & Rhetoric concentration and made ENG 104 a Creative-Writing option for all concentrations. We also changed Senior Seminar to Senior Thesis, which will henceforth be conducted on a tutorial basis.


Literature Concentration
  • ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, 169.
  • One Creative Writing course from ENG 104, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168.
  • One Writing & Rhetoric course from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175.
  • Two English electives. These must be above 100 but may be from any concentration.
  • ENG 190 Senior Thesis in Literature
Creative Writing Concentration
  • ENG 164
  • Four Creative Writing courses from ENG 104, 165, 166, 167, 168.
  • One Writing & Rhetoric course from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175.
  • Three Literature courses from ENG 119, 128, 129, 137, 140, 150, 158, 159, 169, 170, 180, 184, 187, 200+. One of these three must be from 129 or 159 (you could take both).
  • ENG 191 Senior Thesis in Creative Writing.
Writing and Rhetoric Concentration
  • Five Writing & Rhetoric courses from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175. One of these five must be from 171, 172 (you could take both).
  • One Creative Writing course from ENG 104, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168.
  • Three Literature courses from ENG 119, 128, 129, 137, 140, 150, 158, 159, 169, 170, 180, 184, 187, 200+. Two of these must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, 169 (you could take more than two).
  • ENG 192 Senior Thesis in Writing & Rhetoric.
NOTE:  No one course can satisfy two different requirements.




Requirements Effective Fall 2012 - Summer 2015.

ENG 101 (Introduction to English Studies) no longer required for English majors. However, the undergraduate English major remains a thirty-credit program, which means that English majors still need the three credits of advanced English that used to be satisfied by ENG 101. Therefore, all majors will now be required to take at least one course from each of the other two concentrations. For those of you who have already taken ENG 101, there will be no changes.

If you have NOT yet completed ENG 101, the new English-major requirements are as follows:

Literature Concentration
  • ENG 128, 129, 158, 159 & 169.
  • One Creative Writing elective from ENG 164, 165, 166, 167 & 168.
  • One Writing & Rhetoric elective from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174 & 175.
  • Two general English electives. (These must be above 100 but may be from any concentration.)
  • ENG 190.
Creative Writing Concentration
  • ENG 164
  • Four Creative Writing electives from ENG 165, 166, 167 & 168. (Please be aware that these may each be taken twice.)
  • One Writing & Rhetoric elective from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174 & 175. (Please be aware that 163, 168, 173, 174 & 175 may each be taken twice.)
  • Three Literature electives from ENG 119, 128, 129, 137, 140, 150, 158, 159, 169, 170, 180, 184, 187 & 200+. (One of these three must be either 129 or 159. Please be aware that 140, 150, 170 & 180 may each be taken twice.)
  • ENG 191.
Writing and Rhetoric Concentratio
  • ENG 171 & 172.
  • Three Writing & Rhetoric electives from ENG 126, 163, 168, 173, 174 & 175. (Please be aware that all of these except 126 may be taken twice.)
  • One Creative Writing elective from ENG 164, 165, 166, 167 & 168.
  • Three Literature electives from ENG 119, 128, 129, 137, 140, 150, 158, 159, 169, 170, 180, 184, 187 & 200+.  (Two of these must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159 & 169. Please be aware that 140, 150, 170 & 180 may each be taken twice.)
  • ENG 192.
NOTE:  No one course can satisfy two different requirements.




Change Effective Fall 2009

ENG 164 Explorations in Creative Writing replaced ENG 104 Introduction to Creative Writing




Requirements Effective Fall 2003

There were not yet concentrations within the English major program at this time. 
  • ENG 101 Introduction to English Studies
  • ENG 128 British Literature I
  • ENG 129 British Literature II
  • ENG 158 Literature of the United States I
  • ENG 159 Literature of the United States II
  • ENG 169 Non-Western or Post-Colonial Literatures
  • ENG 190 Senior Seminar
  • An additional 9 credits in English.




Requirements Effective Fall 1996

There were not yet concentrations within the English major program at this time. 
  • ENG 101 Introduction to English Studies
  • ENG 128 British Literature I
  • ENG 129 British Literature II
  • ENG 158 Literature of the United States I
  • ENG 159 Literature of the United States II
  • ENG 190 Senior Seminar
  • An additional 12 credits in English.



Requirements Before 1996

There were not yet concentrations within the English major program at this time.

Required:
  • ENG 128 English Literature I
  • ENG 129 English Literature II
  • ENG 137 Shakespeare
  • ENG 149 Masterpieces of American Literature (This course no longer exists.).

English majors were also required to take an additional 12-18 credits from the following:

  • ENG 103 Advanced Expository Writing (This course no longer exists.)
  • ENG 104 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 119 Masterpieces of World Literature
  • ENG 184 Modern Drama
  • ENG 187 The Bible as Literature
  • Any ENG course at the 200 level.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Faculty Forum (Works in Progress) Event: Louis Parascandola

Professor Louis Parascandola will speak about his project, "A Coney Island of the Mind: Literary and Cultural Readings of Coney Island.”

All students and faculty are welcome!


Refreshments will be served.


Friday, January 27

3:30 to 4:30 PM (immediately after the English-Department faculty meeting)
Spector Lounge
Humanities Building, Fourth Floor

English Professors to Present Writing Workshops for Brooklyn-Campus Employees

As part of the Provost's Professional & Personal Development Academy, professors from the English Department have been leading workshops for Brooklyn-Campus employees.

Two were held in Fall 2011, and the other two will be held in Spring 2012, as follows:


Grant Writing
with Professor John Killoran
Part 1: Thursday, February 9, 2012
Part 2: Thursday, February 16, 2012

Digital Storytelling
with Professor Deborah Mutnick (Director of the First-Year Writing Program)
Part 1: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Part 2: Tuesday, April 3, 2012


All workshops are 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, in Library Learning Center, Room 515.


Seating is limited.

Please register by calling 718 488 3406 or emailing pppda@brooklyn.liu.edu.

Refreshments will be served.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Paumanok Lecture / Voices of the Rainbow Event: Alison Bechdel

Thursday, February 23, 2012
6:30 PM, Kumble Theater

Alison Bechdel, internationally-acclaimed lesbian cartoonist, will deliver this year’s Starting from Paumanok Lecture.  This event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing and reception.
For twenty-five years Bechdel wrote and drew the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, a chronicle considered “one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period” (Ms.).  She is also the author of the best-selling graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, which won an Eisner Award and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist.  Time Magazine named Fun Home the number one Best Book of 2006, declaring, "The unlikeliest literary success of 2006 is a stunning memoir about a girl growing up in a small town with her cryptic, perfectionist dad and slowly realizing that a) she is gay and b) he is too….This is a masterpiece about two people who live in the same house but different worlds, and their mysterious debts to each other."

Fun Home and Dykes to Watch Out For have been translated into many languages, and Bechdel, who lives in Vermont, has an ardent international following.  She has drawn comics for Slate, McSweeney’s, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Book Review, and Granta, and her work is widely anthologized.

This year’s event is funded by the John McGrath Fund and the Mellon Fund and is co-sponsored by the LIU Brooklyn English Department’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, the Voices of the Rainbow reading series (English Department), the LIU Brooklyn Gender Studies program, and Greenlight Bookstore. 



Tuesday, January 10, 2012

MFA Reading Series Event: Martha Southgate

Please join us in welcoming Martha Southgate, visiting writer to the MFA program for the Spring 2012 semester, for a reading and a reception.


Martha Southgate is the author of Third Girl From the Left, The Fall of Rome and Another Way to Dance. Her most recent novel, The Taste of Salt, will be available on the night of the reading.FRIDAY  

When & Where

January 27, 2012  
6-8 PM

Health Sciences Building, Room 119


We will also take this occasion to re-introduce ourselves to one another, meet our new comrades in the program, and discuss upcoming  classes with faculty. It's one of the rare chances for all of us to be in the same place at the same time, so let's be there!  Copies of Brooklyn Paramount #2 will also be available. There are numerous  special MFA events this semester--this is just the beginning. Students in the MA tracks--literature, writing and rhetoric, professional writing--everyone welcome.



Friday, January 6, 2012

Writing Center Event: A Reading of MLK's "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

In commemoration of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, the Writing Center invites the entire LIU-Brooklyn community to a group reading of "Letter from Birmingham Jail." 

Copies of Dr. King’s powerful essay will be distributed. 

Light refreshments will be served.

When
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
4-6 PM

Where
Writing Center
H-218

For more information call the Writing Center at 718-488-1095, or e-mail the Writing Center at wcenter@brooklyn.liu.edu.