EP 11.0: Available in Print and Online

This year’s issue of EP collects eight exemplary essays written by Fordham Lincoln Center students in sections of Composition and Rhetoric I, II, or Texts and Contexts. Congratulations are also due to the wonderful professors and instructors—Andrew Albin, Julia Barclay-Morton, Elisabeth Frost, Boyda Johnstone, Christy Pottroff, and Alexis Quinlan—who taught the courses from which this great work emerged.

EP 11.0 marks the first year that the journal will be available in both printed and electronic forms, enabling even more readers to access, read, and enjoy this exceptional collection of essays. In addition to ushering EP into the digital age, the editors have instituted the publication’s first blind peer review process. Modeled upon the process used at Rhētorikós, each submission received anonymous consideration from two members of a peer review board comprised of ten English graduate students at the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses.

With an acceptance rate of just 23 percent, EP 11.0 may be the most rigorous issue to date.

The co-editors, Will Fenton and Matt Lillo, join Professor Anne Fernald in hoping you will enjoy this issue and use it in your classes. EP 11.0 is available today in print at Lincoln Center in Lowenstein 924 and online via English Connect.  Thank you for reading this issue and nominating your students’ writing for the next! And a special thanks to the EP peer review board: Rebecca Aberle, Ruth Adams, Julia Cosacchi, Will Cronin, Jessica D’Onofrio, Bronwen Durocher, Callie Gallo, Laura Radford, Patrick Skea, and Ian Sullivan. 

Lincoln Center undergrads publish in EP 10.0

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!