In the News: Jacqueline Kirkpatrick


Jacqueline Kirkpatrick (MFA 2015) has news for us:

Hobart just informed me that my creative nonfiction piece “Alive” will be published in the next two weeks!

Be sure to look for Jacqueline’s piece and leave a comment if you enjoyed it.

Have you got news to share with the English Department community? Use the form to share your updates about publications, jobs, fellowships, awards etc.



In the News: Jessie Serfilippi

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Jessie Serfilippi (BA English 2015, MFA Creative Writing, December 2018) has some news for us:

I’m excited to share news of my upcoming publication. My essay, “Under the Cover of Breeches and Bayonet,” is being published this November in the forthcoming anthology, FIERCE: ESSAYS BY AND ABOUT DAUNTLESS WOMEN, published by Nauset Press. I will be taking part in a reading for the anthology on December 15th at Soho20 Gallery in Brooklyn, from 2-4pm.

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In the News: Ryan Gangemi

Ryan Gangemi (MFA 2008)

Since leaving St. Rose, Ryan Gangemi has become an English Professor in his own right, working at Adirondack Community College, where he teaches courses in creative writing, and at Schenectady County Community College. Even more exciting, he’s recently become a filmmaker, directing his first film, which he also wrote, one year ago. “The Second Loss” tells the story of a married couple struggling to understand the new parameters of their relationship when their young daughter is left comatose in a household accident. The film has been accepted into The Long Island International Film Expo, The Niagara Falls International Film Festival, Albany’s New York State International Film Festival, and won “Best in Fest” at Glens Falls’ first ever GEM Film Festival. Gangemi has just begun work on his fourth film, “Imperfect Goddesses”, which he hopes will be making the Festival Circuit early next year.


In the News: Juliet Barney

Barney JJuliet K. Barney (MFA 2015) is happy to announce that her story “If It Wasn’t For Winston’s, I Wouldn’t Smoke” appears in New York’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction, compiled and edited by Z Publishing House. Congratulations!

Be sure to let us know your good news.

Have You Got News for Us?!


In the menu at the top of this page, you’ll note we have a new form for submitting news. Current students, alumni, faculty — send us your new and noteworthy information. Have you secured a new job? Received an award? Taken up a fellowship? Had a new publication?

We want to know!

Fill out the form and we’ll be sure to let the community know.

#MondayMotivation: Patricia Highsmith

“I create things out of boredom with reality and with the sameness of routine and objects around me.”


Patricia Highsmith

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NEW: Digital Publishing Minor


Rationale for the program:

Publishing is now mostly prepared digitally even when the outcome is a printed book, magazine or newspaper. Beyond the traditional publishing world, many businesses and organizations now handle their own publishing needs in-house, presenting their work to the world via an integrated platform that includes websites, blogging and multiform social media support. Students will learn the basic skills of digital publishing to pursue work writing and editing for a variety of content providers and marketing outlets.

Required courses (14-15 credits):

ENG 115 Intro to New Media


ENG 116 Professional Writing


ENG 253 Intro to Digital Publishing


ART 110 Two-Dimensional Concepts


CSC 112 Fundamentals of Comp Science


CSC 202 Intro to Programming


Choose one course from the following:

ENG 206 Creative Writing


ENG 251 Nonfiction Writing


ENG 252 Writing for Digital Media


Choose one course from the following:

The 300-level course should be taken after completing ENG 206, ENG 251, or ENG 252.

ENG 311 Wrtg Creative Non-Fiction


ENG 312 Writing Poetry


ENG 313 Writing Fiction


ENG 314 Script Writing


ENG 315 Professional Writing & Editing


ENG 317 The Art of the Essay


ENG 381 Periodical Studies


ENG 253: Intro to Digital Publishing

This course will introduce the processes of digital publishing with an emphasis on practical skill building. Students will survey the history of the book as a technology for information, examine the typical requirements for copy editing at a professional level, then work through the basic steps of producing a simple ebook including attention to design and layout. Prerequisite: ENG 105 or equivalent. (L05)