MFA Reading Series Event: There You Were (Thesis Reading)

When & Where

Sunday, May 3rd
Town Tavern
134 West 3rd St. & 6th Ave, Manhattan
Free with 1 Drink Minimum


Jeremy Beauregard
Yoav Ben Yosef
Christy Bright
Nell Del Giudice
Charulata Dyal
Lorinda Mouzon
Gary Parrish
Jessica Rogers
Anthony Williams


Take the A, C, E, B, D, F, or V to West 4th


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English Major Wins Distinction in Honors

Distinction in Honors is a forum for juniors and seniors in Honors to present work of outstanding quality to the Campus Community. Distinction in Honors projects typically develop as extensions of research projects initiated in Honors Advanced Electives. Projects are reviewed and approved by a faculty mentor, an outside reader, and an Honors Director.

On Tuesday, April 28, 2009, English major Nikki Alimonda presented her paper "Dickens as an Anti-Semitic Writer: The Construction of the 'Other' in Oliver Twist and Our Mutual Friend."

Congratulations, Nikki!

MFA Reading Series: Emotion Du Jour

A Playwriting Workshop Reading

Hosted by Jessica Hagedorn

APRIL 29th

English Dept. Lounge
4th Fl, H Bldg

With special guest actors:
Zoe Anastassiou * Dustin Crouse *
Jonathan Fried * Mia Katigbak *
Martin Moran

Scene Narration by Jon Peacock

Reading the works of:
Liliana Almendarez * Alicia Berbenick *
Marilyn Boutwell * Christine Francavilla *
Yani Gonzalez * Elspeth Macdonald *
Gary Parrish

contact for more info

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MFA Reading Series Event: Anne Waldman & Jaime Manrique

New Work: A Reading by Anne Waldman & Jaime Manrique

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Humanities Building, Fourth Floor, Lounge

Reception & book signing to follow

Contact: for more info

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Special Event: A Lecture by M. Teresa Caneda Cabrera

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program presents a lecture by and discussion with M. Teresa Caneda Cabrera. This event is co-sponsored by the Honors Program, the Department of English, and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature.

Lecture Topic

“From Peas to ‘Frijoles': The Cuban Reconfiguration of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”

M. Teresa Caneda Cabrera is associate professor of English at the Universidad de Vigo in Spain where she teaches Twentieth-century Literature and develops research as a member of the Translation & Paratranslation project. Her publications include La estética modernista como práctica de resistencia en A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (2002), a re-evaluation of the ideological implications of modernist aesthetics in the context of Joyce's early fiction.

Time & Place

Tuesday 14 April 2009
3 pm
Jonas Boardroom


Professor Gary Racz (Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literature, 718 488 1076) or Professor Maria McGarrity (English Dept., 718 488 1050).

Voices of the Rainbow Event: Annual Adjunct Faculty & Graduate Student Reading

When & Where

Wednesday, April 15, 1:30 pm
Humanities Building, Fourth Floor, Faculty Lounge


Charulata Dyal (MFA student)
Michael Hassan (English Department adjunct professor)
Uche Nduka (MFA student)

Come support your friends, colleagues, teachers, students.

MFA Reading Series Event: Poetry & Prose / John High & Andrea Libin

When & Where
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street in Manhattan

Travel Directions
A, C, E, B, D, F, or V to West 4th St
1 to Sheridan Square

$7 admission includes one house drink

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Voices of the Rainbow Event: Ellen Litman & Nathalie Handal

Ellen Litman is author of the short story collection, The Last Chicken in America, which details the lives of Russian Jewish immigrants trying to assimilate in the United States

Nathalie Handal, a writer born in Haiti to a Palestinian family in exile, has written several books of poetry including The Never Field and Rain.

When & Where
Tuesday April 7, 2009
12 noon
Library Learning Center, Room 124

For info, contact Professor Louis Parascandola or Maria McGarrity:
(718) 488-1050

Call for Submissions: Esther Hyneman Graduate Awards

Deadline: Monday, April 20, 2009

The graduate creative writing faculty of the English Department gives two annual awards ($250 for poetry and $250 for fiction) to graduate students in the creative writing program. The awards are named for Professor Esther Hyneman, in recognition of her creative energy and her many years of dedicated service to the English Department. The first award year was 2003.

Submission Guidelines: Submit 8-10 pages of poetry and/or 10-15 pages of fiction. For each piece, include two cover pages, one with title, name of writer, address, email address, and telephone number. The other cover page should list only the title of the work. Place submissions in Lewis Warsh's faculty mailbox in the English Department.


Deadline: Monday, April 20, 2009

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