Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sigma Tau Delta Book Drive News

Sigma Tau Delta is proud to announce the success of the Better World Books Drive. 

We will be holding a small book packing party on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 1:00-3:00 PM in the Spector Lounge.

The event is open to all Sigma Tau Delta members, but feel free to bring a friend who might be interested in English!

Pizza and refreshments will be served.

P.S. You can still donate until March 6th! Boxes are in the English Department (on the 4th Floor of the Humanities Building), the Writing Center (H218), Pratt 510, and the Library.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Storytelling Workshop with Deborah Mutnick


As part of the Provost’s Professional & Personal Development Academy, Professor Deborah Mutnick (English) will lead this workshop, in which participants will tell stories about LIU. For more info, click flyer to enlarge.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 PM
Library Learning Center, Room 515

A light lunch will be served.


RSVP to bkln-pppda@liu.edu, or call 718-488-3406.


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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Career Opportunities in Publishing

The Office of Career Services is hosting this panel discussion, which should be of interest to English majors (and minors) -- particularly those of you who are graduating soon!


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Call for Submissions: Susanne Popper-Edelman and Edward Edelman English Essay Prize


The LIU Brooklyn Department of English is soliciting submissions for our annual Essay Prizes.

A prize of $125 will be awarded to the best essay written for developmental freshman writing courses (English 14, 14x) during summer 2012, fall 2012, or spring 2013.

A prize of $125 will be awarded to the best essay written for freshman writing courses (English 16, 16x) during summer 2012, fall 2012, or spring 2013.

A prize of $125 will be awarded to the best essay written for one of the core courses (English 61, 62, 63, 64) during summer 2012, fall 2012, or spring 2013.

A prize of $125 will be awarded to the best essay written for one of the upper-division courses (except 190) during summer 2012, fall 2012, or spring 2013.

A prize of $150 will be awarded to the best essay written for English 190, the English Department’s senior seminar. Papers written in summer 2012, fall 2012, or spring 2013 are eligible.

To submit:

1. The instructor or the student should fill out a submission form and submit it with three copies of the essay.

2. Essays must be free of hand-written comments and grades with the name of the author blocked out on every page.

3. Developmental freshman essays should be 4–5 pages, doubles-spaced.

4. Freshman essays should be 5–7 pages, double-spaced.

5. Sophomore core and upper division essays should be 5–15 pages, double-spaced.

6. Senior Seminar essays should be 20–25 pages, double-spaced.

7. All essays should follow MLA format for documentation.

8. Students may enter essays in more than one category, but no student can win more than one prize. Please submit only one paper per category.

Please note: the above essay lengths are suggested parameters. No essay will be excluded for exceeding the page numbers stated above.

Submit essays by 5 pm on Friday, April 19, 2013 to: Prof. Michael J.K. Bokor, English Department, Humanities Building 446, Fourth Floor.

Questions? Reach Prof. Bokor at Michael.Bokor@liu.edu

MFA Event with Jonathan Lethem

The LIU-Brooklyn Creative Writing MFA Program and Greenlight Bookstore present Jonathan Lethem reading from his work and in conversation with Jessica Hagedorn (English Department).

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
7:30 PM
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street (at South Portland)

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Major / Minor Day

The English-Department table
Undergrads: Visit the English-Department table at Major / Minor Day (sponsored by the Office of Student Development and Retention).

Find out more about majoring (or minoring) in English!

Thursday, February 14, 2013
10:30 AM - 12 noon
Salena Gallery
Ground Floor, Library Learning Center

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Grant Writing Workshop with John Killoran


As part of the Provost’s Professional & Personal Development Academy, Professor John Killoran (English) will lead a workshop on grant writing.



Find out how to pursue governmental and organizational grants to support your programs and other initiatives. 

Learn about developing ideas, gathering supporting evidence, and presenting proposals.

Thursday, February 21, 2013
1:00 PM
Library Learning Center, Room 515

A light lunch will be served.

RSVP to pppda@brooklyn.liu.edu or call ext. 3406.


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Faculty Forum: Bernard Schweizer on Zora Neale Hurston

The next event in he English Department's ongoing Faculty Forum is a presentation by Professor Bernard Schweizer: “Zora Neale Hurston's Religious Imaginary and the Specter of Heresy."


Read more about the Faculty Forum series

Note: The website says that only faculty are invited to Faculty-Forum events, but Professor Schweizer says all are welcome to attend this presentation.

Friday, February 22, 2013
3:30 PM
Robert Spector Lounge (Fourth Floor, Humanities Buidling)

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Barbara Henning & Jamey Jones Reading in New Orleans

Barbara Henning
Barbara Henning (Professor Emerita, English) and Jamey Jones (MFA alum) will be reading together as part of the 17 Poets! Literary and Performance Series in the French Quarter.

February 28, 2013
8 PM CT
Gold Mine Saloon
701 Dauphine
New Orleans 


More information.


Jamey Jones



Friday, February 8, 2013

English Major Orientation


Calling all English majors!

In the interest of building community and a sense of belonging in the Department, we are starting a new tradition this semester: English-major "orientation."

The idea is to have an event that will be BOTH a party for English majors and faculty AND an information session for students who might be INTERESTED in the English Department. Going forward, we hope to do this every semester.

Because we all have different schedules and aren't necessarily on campus the same days, we're going to have the event twice:

1) Wednesday, February 20th, 2-3PM, Spector Lounge, English Department.

2) Thursday, February 21st, 11AM-noon, Spector Lounge, English Department.


There will be pizza and soda and interesting people to meet.

Please reply to wayne.berninger@liu.edu by Thursday, February 14th, so we know how many to expect. In your RSVP, indicate which date you can attend, and list your name, e-mail, phone, and favorite pizza topping.

Thanks!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

A SLOW CURVE from Barbara Henning

Congratulations to Barbara Henning (Professor Emerita, English) on the publication of her new chapbook, A Slow Curve (from Monkey Puzzle Press, with photos of artworks by Laurie Price). 

Available in print or as an e-book. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sealy Gilles to Speak at NYPL

Professor Sealy Gilles (English Department) is on sabbatical this year, but she has invited us to a talk she is giving as part of the New York Public Library's Writers-in-Residence series.

She writes, "The talk is scheduled for the inconvenient hour of 1:15 pm, but it is free and you would be most welcome. My topic is 'Plagues and Poxes: Epidemic Disease in Medieval and Early Modern London,' and the presentation (complete with pictures!) is geared towards a general audience."

When & Where
Thursday, February 21, 2013
1:15 PM
South Court Auditorium

NYPL, Fifth Avenue at 42 St, Manhattan