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September 21, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Susan Bernardo and her fellow contributors to “Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler,” winner of the 2021 Teaching Literature Book Award.  An international prize recognizing the best book on teaching college-level literature, this biennial award is given by the graduate faculty in English at Idaho State University. In honoring […]
 
August 22, 2021
After Glen MacDonald graduated from Wagner College in 2018, he decided to take a risk and pursue a job teaching English in Vietnam. It was his first time to ever travel to there, a world quite unknown to him. Since then, he has been teaching at public schools and learning centers in Hanoi. But in […]
 
April 26, 2021
On April 22, 2021, Wagner College virtually hosted (via Zoom) a guest speaker from Aarhus University in Denmark. Professor Mads Anders Baggesgaard spoke to the students of Wagner history professor Rita Reynolds and English professor Steven W. Thomas and others in the audience on the topic of Denmark's historical role in the transatlantic slave trade. […]
 
March 25, 2021
On the evening of March 18, 2021, Wagner College students and faculty, as well as guests from the community, gathered together virtually on Zoom to participate in an open-mic poetry event. The event was kicked off by the guest poet L. Ash Williams, who also faciliated the open-mic with the students. Williams is a native […]
 
March 14, 2021
English professor Steven W. Thomas was recognized by Wagner College for his work with filmmakers and film scholars in Ethiopia and for his work bringing diverse perspectives to Wagner's campus. Along with administrators Ruta Shah-Gordan and Jazzmine Clarke-Glover, student Jonathan Irizary, and alumna Kerry Lee Alexander, he was given the MLK Agent of Change Award […]
 
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December 8, 2020
‘Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor’ contains 14 new essays that rethink the work of this American short story writer and novelist
 
September 16, 2020
This year, 2020, Dr. Steven W. Thomas, professor in Wagner College's English department, published three articles on Ethiopian cinema and Ethiopian-American literature. His most recent article is an entertaining piece of journalism titled "The Woman Blowing Up Ethiopia's Movie Industry" by Zócalo Public Square, an on-line magazine published by Arizona State University to foster lively […]
 
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