SJC Students to Present at National Literature Conference

PATCHOGUE, NY – FEBRUARY 15, 2013 – The Department of English at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that five of its undergraduate students have been chosen to present their work at the ninth annual Susquehanna University Literature and Creative Writing Conference in Selinsgrove, PA, later this month.

Class of 2013 students, Brian Hicks, Lindsay Baillie, Samantha Miller, Brian Van Duyne and Nicole Mark, will join undergraduate students from around the country as they present and discuss a variety of literary themes and cultural issues. The conference, attended by students, aspiring writers, teachers and scholars, also features lectures, readings and spirited discussions on the intellectual and creative challenges shaping literacy study today.

“This is a very exciting time for the students and faculty at St. Joseph’s College,” said Judith Phagan, Ph.D., chairperson and associate professor of English on the Long Island Campus. “Our English majors are producing world-class work and being recognized among some of the best students in the nation. We are all very proud of them.”

This notable group of SJC English majors will present their works, "A Fire Within: The Flames in Morrison's Sula,” "Sovereignty's Struggle: A Wife's Voice," "Accepting Responsibility: The Loss of Humanity in Passion Play and The York Play of Crucifixion," "The Whiteness of the Reader: Race Representation and Interpretation in Herman Melville’s Benito Cereno" and "The Perks of Being an English Teacher."

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St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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