The English Department Enrollment Guide: Summer and Fall 2017 Edition

This is a guide for everyone who needs to take English courses this coming Summer or Fall 2017 sessions. Let’s begin with our offerings: Summer 2017 Course Offerings – All courses will be offered in the first Summer Session (July 8-29). Fall 2017 Course Offerings Fall 2017 Guide for English Majors and Graduate Students Courses category – Our blog has a category dedicated to information on our courses offerings, including flyers and promos. This resource applies to all undergraduate students: General Education English Sequences Please consult this document carefully to avoid course validation problems later. It has been updated and … Read more…

Fall 2017 Guide for English Majors and Graduate Students

This guide offers a simple visual representation of the courses that English majors and graduate students may need to take in the Fall. Graduate courses have been emphasized with bold text. For the Summer offerings, visit this post. Registration period June 15-23. Adjustments and changes in August 7-10. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30-9:20 am 9:30-10:20 am 10:30-11:20 am 11:30-12:20 pm 12:30-1:20 pm 1:30-2:20 pm INGL 3231: Expository Writing – Dr. Nancy V. Vicente INGL 3236: Technical Communication – Dr. Sandra Ríos (Hybrid Course) INGL 3236: Technical Communication – Dr. Sandra Ríos (Hybrid Course) INGL 3279: Introduction to Poetry – Dr. Leonardo … Read more…

Summer 2017 Course Offerings

Here are the courses to be offered this Summer 2017. Time Course Instructors 7:30-9:55 3238: Creative Writing Iris Toro 7:30-9:55 3201: Reading and Composition I Glory J. Soto 7:30-9:55 3101: Basic English I TBA 7:30-9:55 3103: Intermediate English I TBA 7:30-9:55 3211: Advanced English I TBA 10:10-12:35 3321: Survey of English Literature I Nickolas Haydock 10:10-12:35 3236: Technical Writing Rosita L. Rivera 10:10-12:35 3201: Reading and Composition I Glory J. Soto 10:10-12:35 3101: Basic English I TBA 10:10-12:35 3103: Intermediate English I TBA 10:10-12:35 3211: Advanced English I Janice A. Cools 12:50-3:15 3351: Survey of American Literature I José M. … Read more…

Leonardo Flores’ Poetry Series: Introduction to Poetry

This series of courses taught by Dr. Leonardo Flores will develop your poetry reading and analytical skills while bringing you up to date on poetic movements during the past century. For best results, take the whole sequence. INGL 3279: Introduction to Poetry (Fall 2017) – Cultivate your critical vocabulary and skills while discovering the impact of orality, writing, print, audio recording, film, and digital media in the creation, publication, and reception of poetry. INGL 3325: Modern Poetry (Spring 2018) – Discover how poetry was transformed during the first half of the 20th century with innovations (such as free verse) that … Read more…

Ricia Chansky: Fulbright Specialist at York University

Dr. Ricia Chansky has won a prestigious Fulbright Specialist Program grant to convene and participate in the IABA conference, lecture, and other related activities at York University in Toronto. Here’s the poster for a lecture she delivered yesterday, titled “Texts in Crisis: Esmeralda Santiago, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and the Case for Rereading Identity.” Thank you for representing us so well!

New book: “Partida en Dos” by Gabrielle Armstrong Velázquez

Partida en Dos is a bilingual book of poems written by English major Gabrielle Armstrong Velázquez. It was published through CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on January 2017. In it, the author tackles with several memories and parts of herself that pull parts of her into contrary directions. The poems tackle themes of modern love, the lack of it, fleeing in the face of new loves that feel like something dreamt about, a life “full of walks and wends, traffic and due dates to comply” (“Common Sleep,” page 4). Inner conflicts come to life where the author copes with loneliness, feeling … Read more…

New book: “Diario de un Labial Atrofiado: Vivencias y Fantasías” by Celia M. Ayala

Our graduate student, Celia M. Ayala, recently published a book of poems titled Diario de un Labial Atrofiado: Vivencias y Fantasías. Here’s the author’s description and information about it. Diario de un Labial Atrofiado: Vivencias y Fantasías is a bilingual “poemario,” where experiences and dreams come alive in technicolor. Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, on April 18, 2017, it is a replay of scenes, where the author experienced love, passion, and the struggles of being a Caribbean female figure. Questions of femininity, sexuality, and oppression were at stake when the author explored different journeys, leading her into paths of Nirvana … Read more…

How to Sign Documents Electronically

One of the challenges of living in an increasingly digital world that still operates with methods designed for paper is that we frequently need to submit paper (or virtual paper) documents with our signature. Without going into a history of proofs of identity and their legal basis, and much less alternative methods to establish identity with digital technologies, I want to offer some basic tools to improve our ability to electronically sign and submit a document or form: One way of doing this is by printing out the document, signing it, and then scanning it or taking a photo. If … Read more…

Public Lecture: “Drawing the Diaspora, Graphic Narratives from San Juan, PR”

On Monday, March 6, María Fernanda Díaz Basteris will be offering a public lecture, titled “Drawing the Diaspora, Graphic Narratives from San Juan, PR.” Maria Fernanda Diaz Basteris is a doctoral student at the University of California-Davis. She has been doing ethnographic research about graphic novels written by Puerto Ricans, both in San Juan and New York. She will report on her interviews with the creators and producers of the series “1898: El Antillano.” The lecture and discussion will be in both Spanish and English, and will take place within the Cultural Studies seminar taught by Dr. Gregory Stephens (INGL … Read more…

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