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Carlos Hiraldo is a published theorist, poet, and book reviewer. His works include MachuPicchu Me (Palamedes Publishing, 2016), a collection of poetry, and SegregatedMiscegenation: on the Treatment of Racial Hybridity in the US and LatinAmerican Literary Traditions (Routledge, 2003). His academic articles and his poetry have been published in national and international journals. His book reviews have appeared in such publications as Book/Mark,Galatea Resurrects, and Jacket. He teaches Basic Writing, Composition I, Writing through Literature, Introduction to Poetry, Introduction to Short Fiction, Creative Writing, and The Novel. He received his Ph.D. from SUNY at Stony Brook and his scholarship focuses mainly on ethnicity and class.
Machu Picchu Me. San Francisco: Palamedes Publishing, Inc., 2016
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Jayashree Kamblé is an Associate Professor in the English department. She teaches Basic Writing, Introduction to Expository Writing, and literature courses like the Survey of British LiteratureII and Images of Women in Literature. She has a Ph.D. in English with a supporting program in popular culture from the University of Minnesota, where she also taught writing, surveys of British Literature, Shakespeare, and introductory literature courses spanning all genres. She worked as a copywriter before graduate school and as an academic adviser after. She blogs about romance novels and tropes on the NEH-funded Popular Romance Project website. Her first book, MakingMeaning in Popular Romance Fiction: An Epistemologywas published in 2014 by Palgrave MacMillan. She is co-Vice President of the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance.
Schools Attended: B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Pune, India, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Areas of Specialization: Romance narratives in film, fiction, and television. Mainstream English and Hindi-language cinema. The novel. Literary theory and criticism.
Recent articles and book chapters:
“From Barbarized to Disneyfied: Viewing 1990s New York City Through Eve Dallas, J.D. Robb’s Futuristic Homicide Detective,” “Capital Crimes” Special Issue of the Forum for Inter-AmericanResearch.
“Branding a Genre: A Brief Trans-Atlantic History of Romance Novel Cover Art.” Essay in the collection Romance Fictionand American Culture: Love as the Practice of Freedom?
PSC CUNY Research Award 2017-2018
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His poetry collections include This Is Not aSkyscraper (recipient of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, selected by Mark Doty), Rivering, Last Supperof the Senses, The Sentence That Ends with a Comma, and CelestialRust. His memoir, In the Toot, is forthcoming. He also co-edited Mama’s Boy: Gay Men Write about Their Mothersand edited Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry (its debut reading was held at the United Nations).
His work has appeared in over 300 journals, including The Bangalore Review (India),Boulevard, Chelsea, Cimarron Review, The Cincinnati Review, MediterraneanPoetry (Sweden), SouthwestReview, Stand Magazine (UK),Talisman, Vanitas, Western Humanities Review, and on Oprah Winfrey’s websiteOxygen.com. His commissioned libretto, Dialogue:Angel of Peace, Angel of War, was performed by Voices of Ascension. His literary criticism has appeared on the Harvard University Press website and in Talisman. A multiple Pushcart-Prize nominee, and a finalist for the Gival Award, he won the Jot Speak Award (UK) for “Amadou Diallo’s Ghost Reminisces.” His poem “Subway Silk” was translated into a film and screened in Tribeca and at San Francisco’s IndieFest. He has been invited to read his work at Bryant Park, Poets House, Princeton, Harvard, and City Lights Bookstore.
Kostos has taught at Wesleyan, The Gallatin School, The Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Berkeley College, LaGuardia Community College, York College, and New York City College of Technology.
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Neil Meyer joined the faculty of LaGuardia Community College in 2012. He completed his PhD at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His dissertation, “Gracious Affections: Affect and Evangelicalism in Early America” analyzed the centrality of emotional, embodied experience in the spread of evangelicalism through the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century United States and the larger Atlantic world. His work has appeared in journals such as Early American Studies and New England Quarterly. Professor Meyer’s research interests include early American literature and culture, religious studies, queer theory, and genre literature.
Schools Attended: Albion College (B.A.) and Graduate Center, CUNY (Ph.D. in English with a certification in American Studies).
“‘One Language in Prayer:’ Evangelicals, Anti-Catholicism, and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s The Minister’s Wooing.” New England Quarterly, September 2012.
“Falling For the Lord: Shame, Revivalism, and the Origins of the Second Great Awakening,” Early American Studies, January 2011.
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Michelle Pacht is a Professor of English who earned her M.A. in English Literature at Hunter College and her Ph.D. in English at the CUNY Graduate Center. She teaches a range of composition and literature courses at LaGuardia, including Writing Through Literature, The Short Story, The Novel, and Images of Women in Literature. Dr. Pacht’s research focuses on how genre—the short story and short story cycle, in particular—has been used by 19th and 20th century American authors to raise questions about identity, history, and place. She has published and presented on authors including Willa Cather, Charles W. Chesnutt, Louise Erdrich, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Sarah Orne Jewett, Maxine Hong Kingston, Flannery O’Connor, and Edgar Allan Poe as well as on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
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