A celebration…

of the discipline of literary study and excellence in writing. This gathering is required for English majors and strongly encouraged for English minors and prospective English majors and minors.

Monday, 7 October 2019 | 4 pM
McNally Amphitheatre
Lincoln Center Campus
140 W. 62nd Street | New York City

Make sure to register for both LitFest and the Mary Higgins Clark Talk below by September 27th.

Rose Hill Students: Please write to mtorresbates@fordham.edu and calvino3@fordham.edu if you would like to receive Ram Van tickets for this event.



  • A Survey of the Field: What does it mean to study literature now?

  • Your 5 Burning Questions Answered

  • English Dept Swag prizes

  • Real Talk: Panel and Q & A about Careers and Internships

  • Pub Style Literary Trivia

  • Campus Publication Literary Fair

  • Mary Higgins Clark Address by acclaimed author and critic Ligaya Mishan

  • Reception

Make sure to also register for the Mary Higgins Clark Address below.

Mary Higgins Clark Talk & Celebration

Hear this year’s acclaimed Mary Higgins Clark Chair, Ligaya Mishan, give her special talk, Off the Rails in Hungry City. Followed by a reception.

Ligaya Mishan writes the Hungry City column for the New York Times and is a contributing editor at T magazine. Her essay “Born in the U.S.A.: The Rise, and Triumph, of Asian-American Cuisine” was selected for the inaugural edition of the Best American Food Writing in 2018. Her recent work includes essays on Polynesian chefs and Filipino food’s entry into the American mainstream. Her criticism has appeared in the New York Review of Books, the Times Book Review, and The New Yorker. She is the daughter of a Filipino mother and a British father, and grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii.