January 29, 2015

2015 Graduate English Conference CFP

(Re)presentation:  Problematizing Authenticity St. John’s University Graduate English Conference March 28, 2015 With an increasing interest for a globalized and diverse society, the quest for an authentic self is more readily apparent and therefore further conflates the problem of representation. Globalization expands beyond social media and encroaches on the realms of the public and private spheres.  However, the process of … [Read More...]

Spring 2015 Faculty Talks!

This Spring, Sigma Tau Delta will be hosting two faculty talks, providing a great opportunity to hear about faculty research, and learn more about what it is the faculty "do" when they're not teaching, as well as how their research informs their teaching. Jan 26, 2015: Dr. Raj Chetty, "Race, Recognition, and Dominican Literature" Apr 9, 2015: Dr. Shanté Smalls, title TBA Both talks will be held from 1:50 to 2:50 in the IWS … [Read More...]

Doctoral Dissertation Deadline change: April 1

Any of you who hope to graduate this spring with your D.A. degree, please note that I've moved the deadline for scheduling your doctoral defense with your advisor and committee back a few days to April 1. St. John's will be closed for Easter recess from April 2-6, so the old deadline of April 5 was not going to work. Here's the rest of the spring submission calendar for DA students:  For doctoral students who want to graduate in May … [Read More...]

Queer Speculations Conference at UMD featuring Shante Paradigm Smalls

The University of Maryland is hosting a conference in Queer Studies on April 17, 2015, which features a plenary session by the St. John's English Department's Dr. Shante Paradigm Smalls. The deadline for the CFP is Jan 16, 2015. Please submit your work and go to this great conference! Here is the CFP: CFP_Queer_Speculations_2015 … [Read More...]

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Images from Third Tuesday Symposium, 11/18/25

These pictures, courtesy of my new phone, convey on a little bit of the excitement and intellectual flair of this great event, which was organized entirely by grad students in the program. First we had a panel featuring the work of Dr. Scott Combs and Dr. Elda Tsou, two recently tenured Associate Professors who described the challenges and pleasures of writing their first books. Almost-ABD student Anwar Uhuru also joined this … [Read More...]