English Club Meeting Thursday!

English Club LogoHey Everybody,

English Club will be holding a meeting this Thursday, April 11, at 5:30 pm. We will be answering any last minute questions about elections, and we will also be playing around with more writing prompts.
Here are some upcoming events to keep in mind:
4/12- STROSE SLAMS AND BAKE SALE (see attached flyer) @ 8 pm Campus Theater- Perform a song, poetry, a monologue, or whatever else you have in store in an open, accepting space. We will also be selling baked good in order to benefit our club. COME SUPPORT!
4/16 @7:30pm, Albertus 303- ENGLISH CLUB E- BOARD ELECTIONS- come out and vote for who you want to see on the e-board of English Club for the 2019-202 academic year!
4/17 BLAZE PIZZA FUNDRAISER ( see attached flyer) 6-9pm, Blaze Pizza Stuyvesant Plaza- Come out and grab some food, show a flyer (either on a phone or a printed out flyer) and donate 20% of the proceeds of your meal to our club!
If you have any questions or have any ideas for events, feel free to reach out to me via email!
Sam Zimmerman
English Club Vice President
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Congratulations, Sigma Tau Delta Inductees!

Sigma Tau Delta 2019
The English Department is delighted to celebrate our latest inductees into Sigma Tau Delta, the international English Honors Society. Drs Chan and Laity hosted an event that featured VPAA Dr Steve Ralston, Dean Jeff Marlett, and English Chair, Dr David Morrow. Congratulations to our best and brightest students, who have maintained the required high GPA through challenging English courses.

Ashley Richardson, President of the Beta Phi Chapter and assisted by VP Malcolm Brownell and Secretary Hannah Deetz, inducted the new members of Sigma Tau Delta:

Danniella L. Beltrán

Taylor Casey

Samantha O. Karian

Sabrina Joy Leviton

David DiMaggio

Christina Mattern

Lindsey McGowan

Sunny Leigh Nowacki

Emily Paolicelli

Tyani Pope

Julia Porzio

Aliya A. Vasquez

Samantha Zimmerman


Well done, all!

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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Daniel Nester on W. Bliem Kern: Check it out!

shot-of-my-copy-of-meditations-4Just up on Poetry Foundation’s website is Daniel Nester’s appreciation of Meditations, W. Bliem Kern’s sound poetry book/cassette collection from 1974. Head over to check it out.

If you want to read (and see/hear) more about Daniel Nester’s interest in W. Bliem Kern – check out his blog post!

Event Announcement: “The Colored American Project: African American Print, Materiality and Digital Archives”

“The Colored American Project: African American Print, Materiality and Digital Archives”

Join CREST as Dr. Eurie Dahn and Dr. Brian Sweeney, both from the Department of English and CREST Residential Fellows, 2014-2015; present their joint digital humanities project about how they are creating a curated digital archive of the Colored American periodical.


March 30, 2015

5:00 PM


Location: Carondelet Symposium, Lally School of Education, 1009 Madison Ave.

Brian Sweeney’s Bio and Research Statement

Eurie Dahn’s Bio and Research Statement

Alumni News: Genevieve Aldi

GA blog post picGenevieve Aldi graduated from the English Master of Arts program in the 2013, but luckily for us she never left the Saint Rose community.

She is currently teaching an undergraduate English course and describes the transition from student to professor as “a strange and awesome experience…to have had professors who are now colleagues, to be imparting information rather than absorbing it.” Genevieve is also a professional tutor at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, where she works on an individual basis with students to assist with the writing process.

All of this professional work still leaves time to pursue some creative interests and long-term career goals. “I’m also working on a number of personal writing projects,” Genevieve explains. “I’ve started a blog about my attempt to get healthier in terms of eating/exercise. I also have some fiction and plays in process. My next goal is to have some of my academic and creative work published.”

“I have developed and improved so much as a reader, writer, thinker and speaker as a result of my MA program. One of the greatest benefits in terms of my current teaching/tutoring career was being encouraged to examine my own processes of reading, analysis, and writing, which gave me a lot of tools to pass on to students,” she said.

Presenting a literary research paper at a conference is one of the many opportunities that graduate students are encouraged to take advantage of during their time at Saint Rose and the faculty are more than happy to assist with this process. Genevieve describes her experience:

“I also enjoyed presenting at conferences while at St. Rose. It was great to share my ideas, and also to hear ideas from others doing work at a similar level. I came from each conference with a ton of new ideas to explore, books and resources to read, and new ways to approach concepts.”

On a final note, Genevieve acknowledges the English faculty for their dedication and insight. “The professors in Saint Rose’s English dept. are exceptional in my opinion. They all so clearly care about teaching and I learned so much from every one of them. Standout courses for me would be Imaginative Writing with Barbara Ungar, because it reignited a lost passion for and a desire to pursue creative writing (also, a play that I first drafted in this class ended up being performed in a staged reading!); Lit Theory with David Morrow because it was the inspiration for my advanced project; and Kim Middleton’s Contemporary Narrative because the literature was so rich and complex and it opened my mind to perspectives about the malleability of ‘truth’ and ‘reality.'”

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