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New ETS Courses

ETS 305-3 and ETS 441-1

ETS 305-3 and ETS 441-1

August 11, 2017

Two new ETS courses are open for enrollment this fall:

ETS 305-3: Performance Studies
Dr. Chris Eng
MW 5:15-6:25pm

How does performance make bodies matter? 

This course grapples with the politics of performance, seeking the limits and opportunities for the movement of bodies to create broader social movements.

ETS 441-1: Milton and the English Revolution
Dr. Crystal Bartolovich
TuTh 12:30-1:50pm

What does freedom — of religion, of speech, of the individual — mean? 

John Milton was a propagandist for — and critic of — the English revolutionary government. Through his writings, we will examine the relation of poetry to politics in the context of political, religious, and social ferment in seventeenth-century England. ETS pre-1900 course

Read more about the courses on our Course Descriptions page.

George Saunders longlisted for Man Booker Prize

George Saunders

George Saunders

August 11, 2017

George Saunders, Professor in our MFA in Creative Writing Program, has been longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his debut novel, Lincoln in the Bardo. The Man Booker Prize describes itself as "the leading prize for literary fiction written in English. The list of former winners features many of the literary giants of the last four decades: from Iris Murdoch to Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan to Hilary Mantel." Saunders' is one of only three debut novels on the longlist of thirteen novels. The 2017 shortlist will be announced on September 13, and the winner will be announced on October 17.

 

New Directors of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

Harvey Teres and Silvio Torres-Saillant

Harvey Teres and Silvio Torres-Saillant

August 7, 2017

Announcing our new Directors of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies! This summer, Harvey Teres has assumed the position of Director of Graduate Studies, and Silvio Torres-Saillant has taken on the position of Director of Undergraduate Studies. Please welcome them to their new positions, and join us in thanking Dorri Beam and Carol Fadda-Conrey on their successful completion of their respective tenures as DGS and UGS.

(Harvey Teres' photo credit: Aaron Michael Goldsmith; Silvio Torres Saillant photo credit: Bob Gates)

Meet our July Alumni of the Month! Angela Ko

Angela Ko (2014)

Angela Ko (2014)

July 3, 2017

Meet our July Alumni of the Month! Angela Ko graduated in 2014 with an MA in English and is currently a communications manager at Citigroup in New York City. She also mentors high school students in the Bronx and volunteers with New York Cares. We asked her how her experience at Syracuse University helped in her success:

"Breaking into a field I had no education or experience in was at first a daunting task, but my MA in English helped me move quickly into a new career. I got my first marketing job at FUSIA because of my strong writing background. The company needed a versatile writer for various needs, including press releases, ad copy, web content, and copyediting. After a year at the agency, I was hired as a consultant at Citigroup where I managed email campaigns. Eventually, I moved into my current role where I manage large-scale projects to revamp the company's library of communications. The job entails looking at communications with a critical eye and directing copy changes to agencies, and my writing-intensive studies and my experience teaching writing composition courses have prepared me for success in my professional life."

Read her full profile on our ENG Alumni page!

Meet June's Alumni of the Month: Miranda Larsen

Miranda Larson (2011)

Miranda Larson (2011)

June 1, 2017

Meet our June Alumni of the Month! Miranda Larsen graduated magnum cum laude in 2011 with distinction in English and Textual Studies, as well as a minor in Religion and Society. She is currently a PhD student in the Information, Technology, and Society in Asia Program at the University of Tokyo, where her research focuses on transcultural constructions and appeals of masculinity in East Asian popular music, particularly male Korean idol groups and their female fans in Tokyo. Additionally, she works as a Lecturer in English Communications at Bunkyo Gakuin University and as a Teaching Assistant at the Center for Development of Global Leadership Education at the University of Tokyo. We asked her how her experience at Syracuse University helped in her success:

"The engagement with text and theory I found in the ETS program are still the guiding principles of my academic attitude today. I actually matriculated at Syracuse with a different major, and took Reading Popular Culture in my very first semester with Professor Emeritus Steven Cohan to fulfill the Liberal Arts Core requirement. It was transformative; I found out I could engage with popular media texts as seriously as any canon. I changed my major to ETS as soon as humanly possible and never looked back. I remember writing a paper about Survivor in that class — a program I’m still a fan of today — and feeling absolutely amazed that I could do such a thing while also taking classes on Shakespeare and Arthurian Literature! My scholarly success in both film studies and my current program are directly tied to the ETS curriculum’s focus on intertextuality, historicity, cultural studies, gender/race/identity, and psychoanalytic theory. I feel absolutely comfortable taking a multimodal approach, which is a skill honed repeatedly in ETS courses."

Read her full profile on our ETS Alumni page!