English Department News
St. John Fisher College will celebrate National Philosophy Day on Thursday, November 21, but this time, organizers have added a digital twist. This year, the program will revolve around Digital Philosophy, with speakers from Fisher along with several area colleges. All sessions will be held in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel.
For the third year in a row, St. John Fisher College faculty participated in the “Brain Game,” the annual fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, on October 10.
Students and faculty at St. John Fisher College will celebrate the annual “Four Freedoms Week” November 3-9 through a variety of campus-wide initiatives aimed at embracing the freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
A total of 18 freshman in the “Travels and Transformations” Learning Community spent three days in Montreal, Quebec, with Dr. Mark Rice, Professor and Chair of American Studies, and Dr. Jim Bowman, Assistant Professor of English.
Dr. Deborah Uman, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English, co-edited a recently published book entitled, Staging the Blazon in Early Modern English Theater.
The St. John Fisher College English Club recently donated books valued at over $700 to the Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School No. 19 in Rochester.
Annemarie Maurer ’12 had an article published in the April issue of NextStepU E-Magazine about the value of the liberal arts education she received at St. John Fisher College.
The Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education Association (RACCE) recently presented three St. John Fisher College students with Outstanding Adult Student Awards. Jaime Berthold, Matthew DiGiambattista, and Shawna Hicks were formally recognized by the RACCE at a banquet on April 23.
Dr. Bill Waddell, Professor of English, presented a paper at the annual conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) in Boston, March 21-24.
Allie Larkin is a member of the St. John Fisher College Class of 2002, and she’s also a best-selling author who lives right here in Rochester. Larkin recently released her second book, Why Can’t I Be You
, a follow-up to her debut novel, Stay
Wed., March 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Facilitator: Dr. Sharon Delmendo
Sharon Delmendo, Professor of English, specializes in American literature, American Studies, Asian-American/Philippine-American Studies, multicultural literature and Film Studies. She did much of the research for her first book, The Star-Entangled Banner: 100 Years of America in the Philippines (Rutgers University Press 2004; University of the Philippines 2005) during a year-long grant as Fulbright Professor of American Studies at De La Salle University, Manila. The Star-Entangled Banner was a finalist for a National Book Award in the Philippines. She was five years into her second book project a study of WWII films set in the Philippines made by Hollywood in collaboration with the US' Office of War Information entitled Pacific Theater: Reel War in the Philippines 1939-1950, when Director Noel Izon asked her to partner with him on An Open Door: Jewish Rescue in the Philippines.
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