Cyberpunk literature class looks at heavy subjects through the lense of science fiction

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer Troy students interested in contemporary science fiction can take a selected topics online class on Post-Colonial/Post-cyberpunk novels offered by the Department of English. Jonathan Lewis, an associate professor of English and the instructor for the course, said it is an intense nine-week class with a heavy reading load that focuses on works Read More

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Course offers interdisciplinary approach to literature review

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer The department of English is offering an interdisciplinary upper level elective course called “Literature, Theory and Criticism,” which will discuss psychoanalysis, queer theory, historicism, Marxist theory, ecocriticism and disability studies. The class is open to any student who has completed two classes in literature. According to Priya Menon, an associate professor of Read More

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Student discusses separation of art and artist, the role of the media in art

Olivia Nobles Staff Writer In a world where fame is king, and celebrities are icons, it’s important for the rest of society to recognize the divide between artist and art.  Pop culture icons have always been regarded as the members of society whose opinions somehow carry more weight than the rest of us; however, as individuals, Read More

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Penspiration! One man’s love for fun fountain pens

Rakshak Adhikari Staff writer While some students might think the English department is just full of stuffy old books, it might be surprising for them to learn that interesting collections find their way among the literature.  Students who find themselves in Michael Orlofsky’s class have first-hand experience with fascinating collections, as their graded work is corrected Read More

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Professor’s new book highlights William Faulkner

Abby Taylor Assistant News Editor Kirk Curnutt, professor and chair of the English department, recently wrote “William Faulkner (Critical Lives),” in which he looks into the life and writings of William Faulkner. “The book is a part of a series of books called ‘Critical Lives,’ and they’re basically pocket biographies,” Curnutt said.  The “Critical Lives” series Read More

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