More and more employers are seeking job candidates with proficient written and communication skills, and you can hone skills essential for any career by majoring in English.
We support the College’s mission of providing “a strong academic foundation for students of diverse backgrounds, preparations, and aspirations.” Our course offerings in Composition, Literature, and English as a Second Language share the common goal of developing students’ facility with language, as well as their critical and analytical skills.
Professor Scott’s article on the Trinidadian writer C.L.R. James
The London journal Race & Class has just published as its lead article for the Fall 2018 issue Jonathan Scott’s new essay on the Caribbean intellectual C.L.R. James, “The Americanisation of C.L.R. James” (Vol. 60, Issue 2, pp. 3-20). Prof. Scott shows in his article how over the past 15 years American cultural theorists have been appropriating James’ work, which was produced during the communist era of the 1930s, to create for themselves the image of radical and transgressive politics. In reality, he argues, the politics of American cultural theory are closer to Trump than Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
What could the classic sit-com Leave it to Beaver, the novels of John Updike and the zombie horror film Dawn of the Dead possibly have in common? A great deal, according to Bronx Community College English Professor Robert Beuka. In fact, he’s built a career on that premise as an internationally-respected authority on the evolving image of the American suburbs in 20th century literature and pop culture.
Resources for Students
Writing Center located at Sage Hall Room 100 is an invaluable resource for the students. Tutoring is available as well as weekly workshops. Appointments are not necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Please check out the website for open hours.
Are you interested in meeting other students and faculty from the English department? Would you like to know more about the English major and courses offered in the English department? Come and see us at Colston 421 during club hours. Contact Dr. Joseph Donica at for any questions.
English Faculty Lecture Series
The English Faculty Lecture Series is organized by the English Department to create an opportunity for our faculty to share their ongoing creative and scholarly work with colleagues, students, and the broader community both on and off campus. Events are usually scheduled on the first Thursday of every month in the Law Classroom (NL-314) in the library. Please check out the website for information on upcoming talks.
Colston Hall Room 600
Dr. Kathleen Urda
Dr. David Puglia
English Major Coordinator:
Dr. Joseph Donica
Dr. Noah Jampol
Dr. Marianne Pita
Dr. Robert Beuka