Story Categories: English Department News

 
June 16, 2020
This week is Juneteenth (June 19) when America celebrates the day the news of slavery’s abolition was finally announced to African Americans. It is also a week when we in the English department remain in mourning over the deaths of our fellow American citizens George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Auhmad Arbery, Sean Reed, David McAtee, Rayshard […]
 
May 21, 2020
Audriana Mekula-Hanson (Wagner class of 2015), grew up in Northfield, New Hampshire and put herself through college by cobbling together scholarships, Pell Grants, private loans, and long hours working at CVS. After graduating from Wagner, she returned to her home state with a well-earned scholarship at the University of New Hampshire Franklin Perce School of […]
 
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May 12, 2020
Journalist Mark Stein ’10 writes about covering the effects of the pandemic in his home community for the Staten Island Advance
 
May 7, 2020
The Poet Laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo, was scheduled to visit on March 31st for the inauguration of Wagner College’s new president, Joel Martin. As part of this historic moment for the college, Joy was going to spend time with the advanced creative writing class EN316, taught by Professor Thomas Fucaloro. The students […]
 
May 6, 2020
What was supposed to happen during the spring break in March, 2020 for eight Wagner College students, the program manager for performing arts Diane Catalano, and Professor Steven Thomas was a trip to Poland. The special Expand-Your-Horizons (EYH) course was called “Global Literature from Africa to Poland.” The class was going to compare literature from […]
 
April 28, 2020
Margaret Winton, a Wagner College junior from Omaha, Nebraska, published an article, “d/Deaf Culture and Translingualism in the Writing Center,” in The Peer Review. Winton is a history major, French and religious studies double minor, and Writing Intensive Tutor (WIT) at Wagner’s Writing Center. The Peer Review is a fully online, open-access, multimodal scholarly journal […]
 
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February 3, 2020
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 award in his memory. The award is given annually for the best work of poetry, fiction or drama by a Wagner College undergraduate. Students who wish to be considered […]
 
Post Image for Wagner Alumna Meaghan Darwish, Class of 2017, on Interviewing the Cast of Watchmen for TV Insider and Her Career Path
January 16, 2020
In October 2019, Wagner alumna Meaghan Darwish sat down to interview leading actor Jeremy Irons, actress Regina King, and director/producer Nicole Kassell of the hit new HBO superhero dramatic series Watchmen for TV Insider, the on-line younger sister of TV Guide Magazine. The show Watchmen has received praise from many critics for its complex plotting […]
 
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January 16, 2020
The fall 2019 semester saw the publication of new research for two members of the Wagner College English Department faculty, Dr. Susan Bernardo and Dr. Lindsay Sabatino. Congratulations to them both! Dr. Bernardo’s essay, “Ecocritical Ideas and Butler’s ‘Bloodchild’ and Parable of the Sower,” was included in Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler, […]
 
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November 25, 2019
On Thursday, November 7, 2019, as part of Wagner College’s annual international film festival, organized by film professors Philip Cartelli and Nelson Kim, the English department hosted Ethiopian filmmaker Solomon Bekele Weya. Solomon is a prominent member of the founding generation of Ethiopian cinema. His most famous work is the film Aster, which first exhibited […]