False Memories

By Liana Bissoondial|March 12, 2015|Reflection|2 comments

Today in class we discussed, Speak, Memory.  It really interested me because I feel like I can relate to the reaction of Sacks.  Sacks remembers vividly that a bomb fell behind his house, he remembers his father with a stirrup pump and his brothers with pails of water. Sacks remembers every detail like the hissing sound that the burning hot metal made when water hit it’s surface.   I don’t know about anyone else

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Grant Writing for Humanists

By Lisa Tagliaferri|March 12, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

Please join the English Program and the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative in welcoming Dr. Jennifer Guiliano, who will lead a grant writing workshop specifically aimed towards scholars working in the humanities. This event will take place Friday, April 24th, at 2pm in the English Program Lounge (4406) at the Graduate Center, CUNY. RSVP recommended:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grant-writing-for-humanists-tickets-16105258261. Designed for humanities scholars seeking assistance with writing grants, this workshop introduces participants to best

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Textless Writing and Pedagogies of Trance

By Hilarie Ashton|March 12, 2015|Reflection|1 comments

On Friday, I presented some of my current research at the CUNY GC’s English Student Association annual conference. I’m developing a writing process activity called textless writing, which is writing about a text without initially referring to that text. I see it as a way to have people tune more in with memory and with their own affective (and maybe somatic) responses by setting aside the text’s authority and trying to establish

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Beginning Confusion

By Maria Obmachkina|March 12, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

Two days ago, I found an article by Carl Zimmer in the New York Times called “Two Strains of HIV Cut Vastly Different Paths”. I find this article to be particularly interesting because Zimmer speaks about the origins of the HIV virus. Scientists believe that primates transmitted the virus onto humans. Apparently in 2006, Dr. Peeters and her research group found one of the first gorillas to be infected with an

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Name Etymology Map

By Irene Morrison-Moncure|March 12, 2015|Mapping|2 comments

“What’s in a name?” So Juliet ponders in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene II. Tis a question for the ages – and a very important one! Many cultures believe there is power in knowing one’s true name — can the meaning behind your name have some influence on your personality? Your life? Your destiny? I invite everyone to join my Greek and Latin Roots of English class in adding

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