[Course Promo] English 6048: Poetry Since 1945

This Fall 2018 I will be offering English 6048: Poetry Since 1945 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-10:15. This course will be a historical exploration of poetry in the age of media. It will both cover and go beyond the canonical print-based narrative to examine how poets explored several media technologies to create and publish their poems. For example, poems written and produced for audio recording and broadcast, or video recording and production, or digital technologies will have different different characteristics from those written for print publication and vocal performance. This a literature course, but we will take into account … Read more…

Dr. María Quintero Aguiló Wins CEA Award

During this year’s 49th annual College English Association Conference, UPRM alumn and current adjunct faculty member, Dr. María C. Quintero, presented her paper “The Sands of Un-Certainty: Tidalectically Synthesizing Nature and Culture in Derek Walcott’s Omeros.” The theme of the CEA Conference was “Bridges” and hundreds of professionals and scholars from all around the academic English spectrum assisted and presented in the event. In a conversation with Dr. Quintero, she shared with us her personal and academic experiences, and explained why she became interested in participating in the event. What called my attention was the theme, “Bridges.” I really enjoyed … Read more…

UPRM’s English Department Honor Roll Students for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Congratulations to our very own students who have earned a spot in the Honor Roll for the 2017-2018 academic year! Alanis F. Font Vélez Alexander Juan García Amarilis Yera López Andrea V. Valdés Valderrama Ángel G. Trabal García Angelique M. Matos Sanabria Claudia A. Ríos Ruiz Claudia S. Rodríguez Asad David A. Giovannetti Nazario Gabriela A. Díaz Almeida Gabrielle M. Armstrong Velázquez Gloribel de Jesús Vélez Jaime A. Colón López José F. Zayas Soto José J. Álvarez Retamales Joyce M. Acevedo Cabrera Julianna M. Canabal Rodríguez Kiara D. Lugo Carrero Luisian M. Vázquez Ramos María I. Rosado Morales Marina D … Read more…

Alumni Success Story: Karrieann Soto Vega

Our esteemed alumni exemplify that there is a whole world out there full of possibilities for the English Community to explore and achieve their professional goals. Karrieann Soto Vega, a graduate of our MAEE Program, overcame diverse obstacles in order to achieve her dream of teaching, and has been offered a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Soto shared the secrets of her journey in an interview by Kiara D. Lugo Carrero. We hope you are inspired by her success story! 1. What did you do after you graduated from your bachelors degree? I graduated from … Read more…

Join our Graduate Program!

We are now accepting applications for our Master of Arts in English Education program, which also offers a TESOL certificate. The deadlines for Fall 2018 admission are: March 14 April 13 (with late fee) All applications to the MAEE Program should be submitted online through the Office of Graduate Students (OGS) applications portal here. For details about our requirements and application components visit our Admission page. Here’s our flyer!

Cinémathèque Special Screening of: “Cuentas Pendientes”

Cinémathèque invites the community to a screening of the documentary film “Cuentas Pendientes” on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 pm in Chardón 121. Director Arleen Cruz and the subject of the documentary, Chilean journalist Carlos Weber, will be attending to present the film and participate in a Q&A. Here’s the trailer and official press release for the event. “El hombre que todos hemos visto pero no todos conocemos” Cinémathèque presenta el documental «Cuentas pendientes» y tendremos como invitados especiales a la directora Arleen Cruz y el periodista Carlos Weber. Ven a conocer más acerca de esta cautivadora historia llena de … Read more…

Women Write the Caribbean!

Students of the English Department, Celia M. Ayala, Joe A. Centeno, Iris A. Soto, Lourdes Rosado, Andrea V. Valdés and faculty member Dr. Ricia Chansky have organized an exhibit for the ¿Del otro lao? conference, where they highlighted female writers of the Caribbean. The exhibit is open this week on the 3rd floor of the Centro de Estudiantes. The goal of the exhibition is to expose the public to a wide range of literature created by and for the Caribbean community. The featured writers included both well known, and obscure authors, among them, Esmeralda Santiago, Olive Senior, Lillian Allen, and … Read more…

Professor Nancy Vanessa Vicente’s MWWP Grant

We sat down with Professor Nancy Vanessa Vicente, Site Director of the MayaWest Writing Project to find out more about the $15,000 grant she received for it, and how it would benefit the project. Vicente explained how the project has been around since 2007, and they are now entering their tenth-year anniversary. The MayaWest Writing Project is affiliated with the National Writing Project. It is the only site in Puerto Rico and the only truly bilingual site of the organization. Vicente describes it as a project for teachers and how they “coach teachers to incorporate writing in their classroom.” Vicente recalled how … Read more…

The Ultimate Spring 2018 Guide to English Courses

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Do you need to take English Courses next semester? Then this is the guide for you! Students Completing Institutional English Requirements See the General Education English Sequences to know which courses you can take to fulfill your institutional requirements for English. Reminders: Basic English (3101-3102) leads to Reading and Composition (3201-3202/3209/3289) NOT to Intermediate English. Intermediate English (3103-3104) leads to electives in English (listed in the link above) NOT to Advanced English. Advanced English (3211-3212) fulfills your institutional English requirements, but are NOT equivalent to electives in English. Please be clear about what sequence you’re in and satisfy those requirements … Read more…

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