Story Categories: English Department News

October 23, 2023
Thursday, October 19, Wagner’s English department welcomed guest writer Emily Skillings to campus as part of its expanding creative writing programming. In the morning, Professor Eric Dean Wilson’s EN215: Introduction to Creative Writing hosted Skillings for a class-length reading and in-class workshop. In the evening, Skillings read poems in the Manzulli Boardroom to an audience […]
October 21, 2023
Monday evening, October 16, the English department hosted an event for alumni to discuss career opportunities with students. Often, college students imagine a direct, linear path from "major" to "job," but the world doesn't actually work that way. As a recent article in Fortune magazine points out, with all of the technological, social, philosophical, and […]
September 29, 2023
Tuesday evening, September 26, three Wagner College graduates returned to their alma mater to speak with students about their careers in law. The event was co-sponsored by the English department and the Wagner Pre-Law Society. All of the speakers majored in English at Wagner and spoke about the usefulness of the skills they learned in […]
September 28, 2023
Tuesday morning, September 26, Mehret Amsalu Dubale visited the classroom of English professor Steven W. Thomas and microbiology professor Melissa Lamanna. The class was the Reflective Tutorial (RFT) for their First-Year-Program Learning Community on the theme of "Disease, Literature, and Society." Mehret has been a "health systems researcher" in her home country Ethiopia for several […]
July 11, 2023
This summer (2023), a few weeks after graduating from Wagner College, Kevin Roach attended the Rutgers English Diversity Institute (REDI). The REDI program at the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick is designed for promising students whose diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds may contribute to the scholarly field of English and American literary studies. […]
May 4, 2023
The Wagner College Writing Center hosted an event called “Reading Between the Lines” on Friday, April 14, 2023, which involved an interactive gallery walkthrough of different works by lesser known writers and artists to encourage people to read more, understand more, and explore cultural works more freely than they had before coming to the event.  […]
April 28, 2023
This semester, spring 2023, the English department looks forward to a bright future by creating two new opportunities for students at Wagner College. Details about these new programs can be found on the “Programs” webpage for the English department. The Communications Minor prepares the students for careers in the media and public relations. As an […]
April 5, 2023
During the spring semester, 2023, three scholars spoke to the Senior Learning Community (SLC) at Wagner College about their cutting-edge research. Leonardo Flores is chair of the English department at Appalachian State University and a leading scholar of electronic literature. His most well-known contribution to the field is his theorization of “third generation” electronic literature. […]
March 28, 2023
On March 16, 2023, the Wagner College English department hosted its first in-person open mic poetry event since the Coronavirus pandemic. That Thursday evening before the spring break, students, faculty, and our invited guest poet Jon Sands gathered for pizza, carbonated beverages, poetry, and good vibes.  Professor Thomas Fucaloro organized the event, and student Maria-Ioana […]
March 3, 2023
On March 1, 2023, as the final event for Wagner College's honoring of Black History Month, the poet David Mills performed selections from his new book Boneyarn for a packed room of students and faculty. Mills has performed at Wagner before, and he always brings his talent as an actor to give a dynamic, passionate, […]