Alumni News: English
David Bahr (English, 2012), who began a tenure-track professorship at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in Fall 2012, was featured in the CUNY video “Class of 2012: Support Fosters Success.” In the video he talks about his joy in earning his Ph.D. and the many struggles he had to undergo to achieve his goal.
Samuel Cohen (English, 2003), associate professor and director of graduate studies in the University of Missouri’s Department of English, coedited, with Lee Konstantinou, The Legacy of David Foster Wallace (University of Iowa Press, 2012). This accessible critical work provides a portrait and defines the style of a writer considered by many to be the greatest of his generation.
Maria Franziska Fahey (English, 2006) recently published Metaphor and Shakespearean Drama: Unchaste Signification (Palgrave, 2012), which was shortlisted for the Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award. Fahey explores the fruitful and potentially disorderly nature of metaphorical utterances in Shakespearean drama and includes analyses of Othello, Titus Andronicus, Macbeth, King Henry IV Part I, Hamlet, and The Tempest.
Mark Goldblatt (English, 1990), a novelist, columnist, and book reviewer, received a fine Publishers Weekly review for his book Bumper Sticker Liberalism (Broadside/Harper Collins, 2012). “Goldblatt offers an entertaining exploration of the rationale behind modern liberal political slogans,” wrote the reviewer. Goldblatt’s forthcoming mystery novel The Unrequited (Five Star/Cengage) and children’s book Twerp (Random House) will be published in spring 2013.
Mark Kelley (English, 2004), an associate professor of humanities at American Public University, Charles Town, West Virginia, explains why he is a strong believer in the humanities in “Why are the Humanities Still Important?” which was published by onlinelearningtips.com on September 20. Kelley is author and coeditor of three books on English literature, as well as numerous articles in journals and webzines on subjects ranging from literature to the academic job market and incivility in academic discourse.
Maureen Ruprecht (English, 2012), now Maureen Ruprecht Fadem, has a position as a full-time tenure-track assistant professor at Kingsborough Community College as of September 1, 2012. She is serving on the faculty of the English department and is also appointed as coordinator of KCC Reads, a campus-wide common reading program.
Submitted on: OCT 12, 2012