March is Women’s History Month. In this three-part mini-series, Fordham College at Lincoln Center's newspaper, The Observer-- interviewed FCLC professors about the female figures who inspired them. This last and final week, The Observer featured Assistant Professor of English Shonni Enelow speaking on British poet and Futurist Mina Loy.

Loy is well known for breaking through the masculine-dominated world of Futurism, a movement during the early 20th century that celebrated avant-garde and contemporary notions like technology and machines, ideas and subjects that were not readily talked about during that time.

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AuthorGlenn Hendler
President Obama delivers the commencement address to graduates at all-female Barnard College, on the campus of Columbia University in New York May 14. Op-ed contributor Anne E. Fernald writes: ' Whatever crises higher education faces – and they are many – we will be better armed to face them if we remember why we value the humanities in the first place.' Richard Drew/AP/File

President Obama delivers the commencement address to graduates at all-female Barnard College, on the campus of Columbia University in New York May 14. Op-ed contributor Anne E. Fernald writes: ' Whatever crises higher education faces – and they are many – we will be better armed to face them if we remember why we value the humanities in the first place.'

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Why I'm not afraid of Virginia Woolf – or the 'crisis' in the humanities - CSMonitor.com

Opinion Why I'm not afraid of Virginia Woolf – or the 'crisis' in the humanities A changing economy is precisely why we need young people educated in the humanities. These disciplines teach us to question – and better – the world around us. The crisis is not with the humanities. The crisis is with the failure to value them enough.

 

By Anne E. Fernald, Op-ed contributor / April 1, 2014

Click on title above to read the op-ed.

 

Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinio...
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AuthorMartine Stern

Kathy Knapp, who received her PhD from Fordham’s English Department in 2007, has been awarded the Andrew J. Kappel Prize in Literary Criticism for her essay “The Business of Forgetting: Postwar Living Memorials and the Post-Traumatic Suburb in Chang-rae Lee’s Aloft.” Knapp is currently Assistant Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, as well as the Director of the Litchfield County Writers Project.

Twentieth-Century Literature, a journal of literary criticism, awards the prize each year to the author of an essay deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the study of 20th century literature. The journal’s editorial board chooses candidates, and each year a prominent literary critic makes the final decision. This year’s judge was Houston Baker, Distinguished University Professor of English and African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University. His most recent books include: Turning South Again, I Don’t Hate the South and Betrayal: How Black Intellectuals Have Abandoned the Ideals of the Civil Rights Era. Baker has served as President of the Modern Language Association and editor of American Literature.

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Professor Baker refers in his comments on the essay to Knapp’s “capacious and original analyses” of Chang-rae Lee’s novel, concluding that “the intellectual achievement of “The Business of Forgetting: Postwar Living Memorials and the Post-Traumatic Suburb in Chang-rae Lee’s Aloft” is a model of reading beyond the taunts of snarky journalistic criticism and inept canonical comparisons. It is a bright and shining exemplar of deft critical excavation. One can only exclaim, Bravo!”

We in the Fordham English department can only echo Professor Baker: Bravo!

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AuthorGlenn Hendler

 
Fordham University Announces

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Voices Up!
New Poems Set to Music

In collaboration with Poets Out Loud

Fifth Annual Event

Wednesday April 16th, 7:30 pm

 

Music by TIGUE Percussion, Kyle Vegter, and Lawrence Kramer

Poems by 2013 winners of Fordham University Press Poets Out Loud Prizes 
Sara Michas-Martin and Peter Streckfus
 
Performed by TIGUE Percussion

Matt Evans, Amy Garapic and Carson Moody, with Kjersti Kveli, soprano

Admission Free
Fordham University—Lincoln Center
NW Corner 60th St. and Columbus Ave.
12th Floor Lounge

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AuthorMartine Stern
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