May the 4th Be with you EDSA & PCSA!

Celebrating Star Wars Day comes as second nature to the members of the English Department, as exemplified by their stellar initiation ceremonies on Wednesday, May the 4th. The ceremony welcomed the new directives for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year by the English Department Student Association (EDSA) and the Popular Culture Student Association (PCSA). EDSA named Jose Julián Alvarez their president, with Yarisel Ramírez as Vice President, Andrea Valdés as Secretary, Treasurer Joan Yordán and Fabiola Martínez as Historian. Ana Carolina Marrero was made president of the PCSA with her Vice President Vashti Tacoronte, Secretary Ashlene Lebrón, Treasurer Christopher Esquilín, and … Read more…

From Imagination to Creation: A Recap of The Pop Culture Conference

The Department of English and the Pop Culture Student Association hosted a Pop Culture conference from Friday March 13 to Saturday March 14. The Conference, titled “From Imagination to Creation: How Popular Culture Redefines and Restructures our Reality”, touched up on important topics that pop culture presents in mass media and focused itself on how to incorporate Pop Culture into Academia.

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The panels presented at the conference ranged from the interest in anime and cosplay, to the crude reality of Spanish comics and The Queer in Pop Culture films. Moreover, the presenters ranged from first year undergraduate students from our own English Department, to talented and creative professors such as Nancy Vanessa Vicente. The panels all presented diverse and interesting topics that incorporated Popular Culture into academia seamlessly.

A full list of the schedule for the conference can be found below. … Read more…

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