Faculty Works in Progress on November 13: Barbara Ungar, Eurie Dahn, and Brian Sweeney

The English Department Faculty Works in Progress afternoon talks continue on Wednesday, November 13 with Barbara Ungar, Eurie Dahn, and Brian Sweeney. The talks begin at 2:40pm in Albertus Hall, Room 305.

Barbara Ungar, Professor of English, will present “Poems from Save Our Ship,” and Eurie Dahn and Brian Sweeney, both Associate Professors of English, will co-present their talk on “Hidden Selves: Mesmerism, Race, and Of One Blood.” The talks will take place Wednesday, November 13, in Albertus 305, 2:40pm.

Bring a lunch! Have some snacks! Q&A follows. For more info, email nesterd at strose.edu.

And mark your calendars for when our Faculty Works in Progress afternoon talks continue in the Spring 2020 semester, when on Wednesday, February 26, we will have two Visiting Assistant Professors of English presenting talks: Vicki Hoskins and Eileen Sperry. Watch this blog and our Facebook page for their talk titles and other details!

 

Barbara Ungar Reads from New Book at Northshire Books, Open Door, and Book House

Professor of English Barbara Ungar will read from her new new book for three dates this weekend–Thursday, Friday, and Sunday–with poet Michele Battiste. Dubbed the “Two Hungarian Dames Mini-Tour,” the pair will read Thursday at The Open Door Bookstore in Schenectady, Friday at Saratoga’s Northshire Books, and Sunday at The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany.

Ungar’s new collection, Save our Ship, was selected by Mark Jarman for the Richard Snyder Memorial Prize. It’s just out from Ashland Poetry Press. The collection was inspired by “The Diverse Vices of Women, Alphabetized,” a renaissance alphabet intended to teach women to avoid sensual pleasure, particularly that of speech. In these diverse poems, alphabetized, #MeToo meets Global Weirding, and women do not mind their tongues, or their Ps and Qs.

Joining Ungar will be Michele Battiste, winner of the Louise Bogan Prize for the collection Waiting for the Wreck to Burn.

Thursday, October 10
6:00pm
The Open Door Bookstore
Schenectady, NY

Friday, October 11
7:00pm
Northshire Books
424 Broadway
Saratoga SpringsNY 12866
Facebook event page here

Sunday, October 13
3pm
The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
Albany, NY

Faculty Works in Progress on October 16: Rone Shavers and Daniel Nester

The English Department Faculty Works in Progress afternoon talks continue this year, and kicks off Wednesday, October 16 with Rone Shavers and Daniel Nester. The talks begin at 2:40pm in Albertus Hall, Room 305.

Rone Shavers, Associate Professor of English, will read from “Crônicas and other creative works.” Daniel Nester, Associate Professor of English, will present “Recently published and forthcoming flash nonfictions.”

Bring a lunch! Have some snacks! Q&A follows. For more info, email nesterd at strose.edu.

And mark your your calendars for our November Faculty Works in Progress afternoon talk, when Barbara Ungar, Professor of English, will present “Poems from Save Our Ship,” and Eurie Dahn and Brian Sweeney, both Associate Professors of English, will co-present their talk on “Hidden Selves: Mesmerism, Race, and Of One Blood.” That talk will take place Wednesday, November 13, in Albertus 305, 2:40pm.

The Art of the Essay’s Virtual Visiting Author

saint-rose-logoOver at the CSR Chronicle a piece on English professor Jennifer Marlow inviting an author for a virtual visit with students:

Author Lacy M. Johnson, who wrote “The Reckonings,” which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, virtually visited Wednesday with English 317-The Art of Essay class via Skype, for a Q&A session.

College of Saint Rose professor, Jennifer Marlow, invited Johnson to offer insights to her student writers. “Since she is a writing teacher herself, I know that she will be able to converse with and offer practical advice to student writers,” said Marlow.

Read the rest here.

Faculty Works in Progress: Eileen Sperry and Robert Shane

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Faculty Works in Progress 11/12 with Jennifer Marlow and David Morrow

Join us Monday 12 Nov to hear faculty speak about their current works in progress.

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In the News: Dr. Laity

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The English Department’s own Dr. Kathryn Laity will be a keynote speaker later this month at the 20th Anniversary Conference at the Finnish Institute of Japan. The conference focus is Finnish artist Tove Jansson, probably best known as the creator of The Moomins but also a painter and novelist. Dr. Laity’s keynote will be ‘Improvisation is a beautiful word’: Tove Jansson & Living Art Every Day.

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