Announcing a very special 10th anniversary issue of EP, a journal dedicated to promoting excellence in first year composition at the Lincoln Center campus.
The idea of eloquentia perfecta has long been central to Jesuit education, and EP draws on the best of that tradition while bringing it into the 21st century. You will find perfect eloquence here in this expository prose, and you will also find extended play: essays that take an idea and break it apart, look at it from a new angle, and remix it, showing it to us anew.
This year’s issue of EP collects eleven essays, each written in the last year by a Fordham student in a Composition course or in a "Texts and Contexts" course. Essays investigate family origins and struggles with depression; the nation’s celebrity obsession and the hidden gender assumptions of financial commercials; the effects of smart phones on conversation and the rise of “food deserts;” Radiohead’s critique of modern alienation and street artists’ struggles for societal acceptance; as well as a close reading of Victor Frankenstein’s renegotiation of human boundaries.
These essays represent some of the best Fordham has to offer, and we hope that it impresses, instructs, and inspires others to excel in their writing. The authors and their professors should celebrate the results, as do co-editors Peter Murray and Will Fenton and their faculty advisor Anne Fernald. Pick up a copy today!