English Club: Books & Brews / ENG 218 Poetry Reading

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This Thursday at 5:30 pm in Albertus 369, English Club will be holding their last meeting of the year. We will be reviewing on this past semester and this past year, talking about ways that we can improve the club for next year.

Writing Help is Here!

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Final exam time is nearly upon us: many struggle with research papers and best writing practices. The Strose Prose Guide to College Writing 2018-19 is here to help you through the process of writing and integrating your research with skill. It includes examples of student papers as well as guidelines to work through the process of composing a solid paper for a variety of disciplines and genres.

Alumni News: Ryan Gangemi

the_second_loss_movie_poster_1Since graduating from Saint Rose, Ryan Gangemi (MFA Creative Writing 08) 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.

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

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.

NEW: Digital Publishing Minor

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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

4

or
ENG 116 Professional Writing

4

ENG 253 Intro to Digital Publishing

4

ART 110 Two-Dimensional Concepts

3

CSC 112 Fundamentals of Comp Science

3

or
CSC 202 Intro to Programming

4

Choose one course from the following:

ENG 206 Creative Writing

4

ENG 251 Nonfiction Writing

4

ENG 252 Writing for Digital Media

4

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

4

ENG 312 Writing Poetry

4

ENG 313 Writing Fiction

4

ENG 314 Script Writing

4

ENG 315 Professional Writing & Editing

4

ENG 317 The Art of the Essay

4

ENG 381 Periodical Studies

4

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)

BuzzFeed Names Elisa Albert’s New Book One of the Most Exciting

BuzzFeed recently released their list of the 27 Most Exciting New Books of 2015 and it’s of no surprise to us that Elisa Albert’s new book, After Birth, made the list! Elisa was a visiting writer to the campus in 2013; she taught an MFA-level advanced fiction writing course and offered countless hours of advice on writing and publishing.

After Birth hits the shelves February 17, and we can’t wait to read it!

Check out our interview with her here: https://stroseenglish.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/interview-with-elisa-albert-visiting-writer/

Then go to her website for more information on books, her upcoming reading tour, and to see what she’s into now: http://www.elisaalbert.com/