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Post Image for Boies 2020 Creative Writing Award
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 […]
Post Image for Wagner College English Faculty Publish New Research
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, […]
Post Image for Ethiopian Filmmaker Solomon Bekele Weya Discusses the Legacy of His Work at Wagner College
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 […]
Post Image for Guest Lecture by Kimberly Takahata on 18th-Centuery Scientific Literature in Jamaica
November 19, 2019
On November 4, 2019, literature scholar Kimberly Takahata gave a guest lecture at Wagner College about the famous eighteenth-century Irish scientist, medical doctor, and philosopher Hans Sloane whose book about his travels to Jamaica influenced the development of science and taxonomy. Takahata is currently finishing her PhD in the English department at Columbia University. Her presentation was […]
Post Image for Visual Artist Martha Haile from Ethiopia Exhibits at Wagner College
November 11, 2019
Martha Haile is a visual artist in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In October of 2019, she gave her debut exhibition in the United States at Wagner College’s Spotlight Gallery in the Horrmann Library. Her exhibition reflected on how the female body is objectified by the medical gaze. She creatively reworked x-rays and other medical images of […]
May 20, 2019
From September 2018 to May 2019, Dr. Steven W. Thomas was the Barra Sabbatical Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. Located at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, the McNeil Center is the premier research institution for the interdisciplinary study of the “early” (before 1850) histories and cultures of North America and […]
Post Image for Writing Center director has new book
May 17, 2019
Prof. Sabatino focuses on 'multimodal composing,' using words, images, colors, gestures, movement
Post Image for Journalist Students Attend Pulitzer Prize Presentations
April 16, 2019
Four Wagner College journalism students (Jack Graham, Gabriella Walker, Abby Buckborough, Devyn Storholm) were witnesses to history when this year’s Pulitzer Prize presentations were made at Columbia University yesterday. Thanks to their professor, Claire Regan, president of the NYC chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, for getting them tickets!
Post Image for Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society Induction Spring 2019
March 19, 2019
The Wagner College circle of Sigma Tau Delta, the international collegiate honor society for students of English at four-year colleges and universities, recently inducted its latest membership class. New members must be within the top 30% of their class and have a 3.50 GPA. In the photo (L2R) are Eleni Rotzokou, Elizabeth Kurkin, James Hagenberg, […]