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Gustavo Perez Firmat, Poet, Comes to Campus as Part of Latinx Heritage Month

Through the efforts and connections of Dan Figueredo, adjunct professor in the English department and in collaboration with the Latino Studies Program and the College of Arts & Sciences, Gustavo Perez Firmat, Ph.D., the David Feinson professor of the humanities at Columbia University and renowned poet, spoke on campus last week as part of Latinx […]

Faculty and Staff Share their Passions at Common Reading Event

The kick-off panel for Peacock Passions, where faculty and staff members shared the interests that give their lives meaning and additional dimension, was held on September 18 in Pope Lecture Hall. This event is part of the Freshman Common Reading Program which is currently working with The Art of Work by Jeff Goins. A second […]

Summer Updates from the English Department

Gillian Adler, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, delivered a paper, “Theseus’s Loving Distance: Space, Sight, and the Boethian Intertext in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale,” at the London Biennial Conference on “Chaucer and the Law.” Emily Amodeo, adjunct instructor in English, published a short story, “We’re Not Pageant People,” in the 40th Anniversary, special issue of Gargoyle. […]

Professor Interviewed about his Book on CUNY-TV

William Luhr, Ph.D., English professor, appeared on the television show City Cinematheque on CUNY-TV. He discussed ways in which the classic 1950 film D.O.A. provided illustrations of concepts and patterns that Dr. Luhr developed in his recent book on Film Noir.

Professor Emeritus Publishes Memoir

A memoir by Dr. Loren Schmidterger, professor emeritus of English, titled The Beginner’s Cow: Memories of a Volga German from Kansas is a collection of essays that recalls his early years on a Kansas farm during the Dust Bowl era. The reader follows Dr. Schmidtberger on his unlikely journey from a Midwestern farm to an […]

English Professor Presents Research at NYU

Gillian Adler, assistant professor in the English department, was a featured speaker at New York University’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies Spring conference. Her talk, on late medieval romance, was titled “Canine Intercessors and Female Religious Metaphor in Sir Gowther.”

Edward Hirsch Speaks about Connecting to Others through Poetry

Edward Hirsch, renowned poet, teacher and scholar visited campus as part of the Valente and Blihar Families Poetry Series on Tuesday, April 4. In his talk titled, “Reading Poetry, Poetry Reading,” Hirsch shared his thoughts on the bonds poetry creates between people and inspired the audience with his personal anecdotes and poetry.

“Rev. Robert McCarty, S.J. a ‘Life in Books and Letters’”

On Thursday, March 30, the English department and The Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library officially opened an exhibit titled “Dr. Robert McCarty, S.J. a ‘Life in Books and Letters’” honoring Fr. McCarty’s four-plus decades of teaching and spiritual counseling at Saint Peter’s. Curated by Librarian and Reference & Exhibits Coordinator Ilona MacNamara, the display highlights […]

Early Exposure to Literary Adaptation: Disney, Dr. Seuss and Beyond

On Thursday, March 23, the English department hosted its annual conference, which this year considered “Adaptations and Influences: Literature’s Relationship with Other Disciplines.” Dr. Scott Stoddart, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, discussed two novels adapted to film in “History Repeats Itself: The Femmes Fatales of Laura and Gone Girl”; Dr. Rachel Wifall […]

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