Hi English-ers —
I’m Steve Mentz, Associate Professor at St. John’s & newly-minted blogmaster. Here’s a picture of me taken last spring at Jones Beach by St. John’s student Christianne Cain during the last meeting of our grad seminar on “Shakespeare and the World Ocean.”
At St. John’s I mostly teach Shakespeare and early modern literature, but also literary theory, ecological criticism, maritime literature, and sometimes I move waywardly into short fiction, poetry, and even creative writing. For more about me, see my website (www.stevementz.com) and its blog (www.stevementz.com/blog).
Anyone who wants to put an announcement or anything on this blog can send it through me, or through the graduate student bloggers, whose intro posts will soon appear.