Attention students interested in studying law: A law internship is available for the Spring 2013 semester. Click here for a description. Contact Dr. Torrell (Torrellm@oldwestbury.edu) for more information.
Advising for the English Department will begin on Tuesday, 10/9/12. Adviser assignments will be posted outside of the English Department, room 3036A this week.
Registration dates for the Winter & Spring 2013 semesters are:
Monday, 11/5: Seniors
Thursday, 11/8: Juniors
Monday, 11/12: Sophomores
Thursday, 11/15: Freshmen
Please join us for a book talk in celebration of the publication of Dr. Christopher Hobson’s new book, The Mount of Vision: African American Prophetic Tradition and Dr. Carol Quirke’s new book: Eyes on Labor: News, Photography, and America’s Working Class, both from Oxford University Press.
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Time: Refreshments at 12:30; talks from 1:00pm-2:40pm
Location: Student Union Multipurpose Room B
The authors will discuss their books, there will be a question and answer session, and copies of the books will be on sale.
Interested in poetry and creative writing? The Poetry Club will be meeting this semester on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30pm in the New Academic Building, room 2109. All are welcome!!! Please come and get involved with fellow students who share a love for poetry.
Check back here soon for more information about the exciting events the club is planning for this semester.
To Autumn by John Keats
SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness!
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.
Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep,
Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twinèd flowers;
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cider-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.
Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—
While barrèd clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.
From: Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir. The Oxford Book of English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1919, [c1901]; Bartleby.com, 1999. www.bartleby.com/101/.
Want to see your work in print? Harmonia is a platform to display poetry, short stories, lyrics & prose written by you! We also accept artwork!
Submit all work through email to Prof. Williams at email@example.com
Please include your full name, email address, and titles for all pieces submitted, and include “Harmonia submission” in the subject line.
Submissions due by Tuesday, October 16th!
Harmonia is the English Department at Old Westbury’s student creative writing journal, run by Professor Jessica Williams and edited by students Emily Besthoff and Erin Kratina
Please come out to support Professor Christopher Z. Hobson of the English Department as he discusses “The Mount of Vision: The ‘God of the Oppressed’ in African American Prophetic Tradition” as part of the Faculty Research Series.
When: Wednesday, September 19th during common hour.
Where: Natural Science Building Room S-100
The Fall 2012 Wednesday Faculty Research Series is co-sponsored by the Faculty Senate of SUNY College at Old Westbury and the Office of Academic Affairs. All members of the College Community are welcome to attend this free lecture.
Hello English majors, minors, concentrators, and professors! My name is Emily Lasprogato and I’m really excited to be your new SGA English Senator. My role is to serve as the bridge between the students and faculty. I encourage you to reach out to me if you have comments or questions regarding anything to do with the English Department. This includes but is not limited to: information about clubs, events, professors, and classes. Please feel free to contact me via my e-mail or come to Suite 309 in Student Union during my office hours. Both are listed below. Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you.
• Mondays: 12-1pm & 2:30-3:30pm
• Tuesdays: 4:30-5:30pm
• Wednesdays: 12-1pm
Located: Student Union, Suite 309
This semester will we be posting student-written faculty biographies for all of our full-time English Department professors. The project, coordinated by Professor Williams, is kicking off today with Dr. Torrell’s biography. The biography was written by recent graduate and English major, Joanna Russo. Follow this link to read Dr. Torrell’s biography.
Expect a new faculty biography to be posted every few weeks throughout the semester. Once each is posted here on the main page, it can also be found on the “Contact” page of this website underneath each professor’s information. We hope you enjoy reading about us through the eyes of our students!
The Poetry Club will be hosting two information sessions next week. Please drop by and find out about club meeting times and events for the Fall 2012 semester!
Monday 9/10 at 8pm
Wednesday 9/12 at 12pm
Both info sessions will be held in the second floor lounge of the New Academic Building.