ENGL 6006 Guest Speaker Series: Dr. Jason Pearl on Thursday 2/28

Dear colleagues, Thank you all once again for supporting the ENGL 6006 Guest Speaker Series. The event last Thursday was also a rampant success. Attendees included English Dept. students and faculty, students from the Social Sciences Department, faculty from UPR-Cayey and UPR-Aguadilla, and community members. We hope that you join us this coming Thursday (2/28) for Dr. Jason Pearl’s presentation. I summarize the program information below and attach a flyer with more details about the presentation. Please feel free to print, distribute, forward and otherwise share. Title: The Case for an Interdisciplinary Approach to Literary Studies Presenter: Dr. Jason Pearl, … Read more…

“This Watery World: Humans and the Sea”

“This Watery World: Humans and the Sea” (a collection of essays edited by Prof. Nandita Batra and former grad student Vartan Messier, based on the CEA-CC conference of the same name held in October 2006) was published by CEA-CC Publications in December 2007. The volume was very well received, and the editors (Nandita Batra and Vartan Messier) have been offered a contract for a second edition by Cambridge Scholars Press in the United Kingdom. The book can be viewed at the CEA-CC conference display, and the Table of Contents is available here: http://ece.uprm.edu/artssciences/ingles/ThisWateryWorld-TableofContents.pdf

Sneak Preview of “El Abuelo”

You are cordially invited to a sneak preview of the short film “El Abuelo,” directed by Antonio Yordan and starring Miguelangel Suarez . “El Abuelo” was funded by the Puerto Rico Film Commission. The screening will be at 5:30, Monday February 25 in La Cueva del Tarzan. Antonio is a UPRM graduate who took many film and English classes when he was a student here. Come say hi and give him your feedback on his work.  


PREPARE FOR YOUR INTERNSHIP AND COOP EXPERIENCE! Improve your presentation skills and professionalize your résumé! The Departments of English and Humanities are sponsoring practice sessions for students interested in perfecting their interviewing and presentation skills and professionalizing their résumés. When and Where: Practice your interviewing and oral presentation skills in CH-118 from 10:30-12:00 noon. Thursday, 28 Feburary 2008 Tuesday, 25 March 2008 Perfect your Résumé in CH-118 from 10:30-12:00 noon. Tuesday, 11 March 2008 Tuesday, 8 April 2008 Seating is limited so please RSVP to livingston@uprm.edu

Dr. Judy Casey Paper Presentation

In March, Dr. Judy Casey, in collaboration with Dr. Beth Virtanen, will be presenting a paper entitled “Writing Out Loud in a Bilingual Writing Center: Easier, Harder, Better, Scary, Rude?”at the Writing Centers Association Conference at the University of Oklahoma. This presentation outlines the history of the Arts and Sciences Writing Center with a focus on one particular SLA issue: the advantages and disadvantages of a situation in which students who are required to write in English often need to discuss their work in Spanish. The conference theme, “writing out loud,” addresses the talk of tutors as they go about … Read more…

Welcome to the English Department Blog

The English Department Blog is the main source of announcements, news, and other information for its faculty, staff, and students. It is designed to not only provide up to date information, but to organize it into useful categories, as well as storing it into a searchable archive. If you need anything posted on the blog, contact Gayle Griggs, Betsy Morales, or Leonardo Flores. If you wish to be able to post directly to the blog follow these steps: 1. Create a WordPress account by going to http://blogs.uprm.edu/wp-signup.php 2. Check your e-mail for a response with your account password. 3. Contact … Read more…

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