News and Announcements

Check out the English department blog of recent department news about faculty, students, and alum. Also featured are announcements of up-coming events and activities.

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February 11, 2018
The family and friends of the late Dr. Jack Boies, a distinguished member of the Wagner English Department for more than two decades, have established an annual award in his memory. The award will be given annually for the best work of poetry, fiction or drama by a Wagner College undergraduate. Students who wish to […]
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December 19, 2017
This fall semester of 2017, Wagner’s English Department welcomed two visitors from Ethiopia, Professor Aboneh Ashagrie and Professor Teferi Nigussie Tafa. Aboneh Ashagrie, a professor of theater and film at Addis Ababa University, received a Civil Society Scholar fellowship from Open Society Foundations (OSF) to study how colleges and universities in America teach theater and […]
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September 13, 2017
Professor Steven Thomas publishes new scholarly work on slavery, the 18th Century and the movies
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August 23, 2017
Wagner College welcomes four new, full-time, tenure-track assistant professors to our faculty for the 2017-18 academic year
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May 22, 2017
Jonathan Pigno, a former English major and Wagner College alumnus (Class of 2010 and 2012 [graduate]) has published his second poetic memoir titled  My Own Written Winter. Jonathan D. Pigno centers his new poetry collection on the beauty and power of the winter season. He examines the isolation the winter months can create but also […]
April 11, 2017
After graduating in 2014, Lexi Smail began working for Hachette Book Group’s Center Street imprint. At first, she primarily assisted one executive editor and one senior editor on non-fiction titles, but after working there just a year, she acquired and edited her first book, The Engagement Game, by Joi-Marie McKenzie. Published last month on March 21, […]
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March 10, 2017
Attention English Majors and Minors! Are you curious about your future after graduation? Many prominent media outlets recently reported about the benefits of graduating with a degree in English. Read below and visit the links to learn more about how your English major will help you stand out in the crowded job market. According to […]
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December 12, 2016
Dr. Thomas, Wagner English professor, has been teaching and studying film this fall as a Fulbright scholar at Addis Ababa University
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November 17, 2016
Wagner in the news — Journalism professor Claire Regan wrote a short Veterans’ Day story for about Wagner’s Veterans’ Village, where service members who enrolled at Wagner after WWII lived. Read her story online
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November 16, 2016
On Monday, November 14th, current students met Alumni and heard their stories about their careers and activities since graduating from Wagner. The alumni who shared their experiences are: Barbara Bellesi ('99 English/Technical Theatre) currently Assistant Director in the Center for Academic and Career Engagement and a freelance writer Ed Burke '80 (English), Deputy Borough President, […]