MFA Reading Series Event: 2010 Graduate Thesis Reading

When & Where

April 30, 2010
5-7 PM
English Department
Fourth Floor Lounge, Humanities Building


Zahra Patterson
Christine Gans
Jon L. Peacock
Stephanie Gray
Danielle Moskowitz
Tejan Green
Tamara Lebron
Larry Young

For more information about this reading series, or about the MFA Program in Creative Writing, call 718-488-1050 or click here.

English 64 Topics for Fall 2010

English 64: Non-Western Literatures
Fall 2010

English 64 is one choice you can make in fulfilling the undergraduate core course requirements in literature. Sections of English 64 cover particular areas of non-Western literature. If you’d like to choose a particular focus, the following information can help you register for your area of interest:

English 64 Section 1
Professor Malinowitz
Narratives of Palestine
Mon/Wed 12-1:15pm
(For more info, contact Prof. Malinowitz.)

English 64 Section 2
Professor Hullot-Kentor
(Focus TBA)
Mon/Wed 9:30-10:45am
(For more info, contact English Department at 718 488-1050)

English 64 Sections 3 & 4
Professor Stephens
Literature of Resistance & Conflict: Northern & Sub-Saharan
Section 3: Mon/Wed 1:30-2:45pm
Section 4: Mon/Wed 3-4:15pm

English 65 Sections 5 & 6
Professor Gilles
Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Africa
Section 5: Th/Th 9:30-10:45am
Section 6: Tu/Th 1:30-2:45pm
(For more info, contact Prof. Gilles.)

English 64 Section 7
Professor Parascandola
African and Caribbean Literatures
Monday 6-8:30pm

Register early to be sure you get the section you want!

Sigma Tau Delta chapter news

On Friday, April 23, Sigma Tau Delta will hold its annual induction ceremony and dinner. This year, sixteen new members will be inducted into the Omicron Zeta chapter of the International English Honor Society.

For more information, contact Professor Srividhya Swaminathan.

Voices of the Rainbow Event: Susan Choi & Patrick Rosal

When & Where
Monday April 19
12 noon
Humanities 2 LG

Susan Choi is the author of the novels The Foreign Student, American Woman (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), and A Person of Interest.

Patrick Rosal is the author of the poetry collections Uprock, Headspin, Scramble and Die and My American Kundiman.

Contact Professors Maria McGarrity or Louis Parascandola: (718) 488-1050.

Directions to LIU: Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues Brooklyn
Q,M,R Trains to DeKalb Avenue
2,3,4 or 5 to Nevins Street

Funding by the Provost’s Office

Congratulations, Michelle Young (English Major)!

We are pleased to note that Michelle Young, an undergraduate English major on schedule to graduate in May 2010, has an article ("Keeping Anansi Stories Alive") in the March/April 2010 issue of Everybody's: The Caribbean-American Magazine!

link to the magazine's website

Congratulations, Michelle, on your first publication!

MFA Reading Series Event: The Best Thing For You Would Be Me

A reading of new work by students in the MFA program in creative writing

Friday, April 16, 5-7

The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
(between Houston & Bleecker)

F train to 2nd Ave, 6 train to Bleecker


Yani Gonzalez
Mary Walker
Tejan Green
Jon Jenkins
Liz Dalton
Jessica Wedge
Elspeth MacDonald
Uche Nduka
Tamara Lebron
Eric Alter
John Casquarelli
Rachel Jackson
Stephanie Gray
Christine Francavilla
Christine Gans
Jon L. Peacock
Alicia Berbenick
Patia Braithwaite
Tony Iantosca
Gulay Isik
Jhon Sanchez
Wendi Williams
Jamey Jones

The Writing Program Brown Bag Lunch Series

Please join us for a series of conversations on teaching writing and reading.

Bring your lunch. Dessert and beverages will be served.


Linking and Sequencing Assignments
Mon., March 8, 1-2 pm, H-Building, 4th Floor Lounge
Michael Sohn

Reading Strategies in the College Classroom
Patricia Stephens & Deborah Mutnick
Tues., March 30, 12-1 pm, H-Building, 8th Floor Faculty Lounge
Wed., March 31, 1-2 pm, H-Building, 4th Floor Faculty Lounge

Moving toward ePortfolios*

(Create your own e-portfolio--bring digital documents [syllabi, photos, CVs])
John Killoran & William Burgos
Mon., April 19, 1-2 pm, Pratt 614
Tues., April 20, 12-1 pm, Pratt 614

*Please plan to eat before or after this "brown bag lunch " since no food or drink is allowed in the Pratt 614 computer lab.