Mark’s Profile

Faculty
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Mark
Title
Professor
Department
English
Academic interests

Urban Studies; Periodical Studies; American Studies; 19th-century American Literature

My Courses

ENG2400, Films From Literature

ENG2400, Films From Literature

This course will allow students to examine the relationship between film and their literary sources.

EG1121: Composition II

EG1121: Composition II

This is an advanced course in communication skills, including the expository essay and the research essay. This course further develops students’ reading and writing skills through literary and expository readings.

The Place Where We Dwell: Reading and Writing About NYC

The Place Where We Dwell: Reading and Writing About NYC

The essays collected in your anthology are focused on New York City and urban issues. Reflecting on your own urban experiences alongside these essays will help you become an active participant in discussions about communities, public space, urban art forms, education, homelessness, crime, gentrification, the environment, and other topics of debate. Thinking critically about cities will also help you learn to use writing as a technology for managing competing ideas and clarifying and defending your own.

ENG2201 AmericanLiterature II, Spring 2019

ENG2201 AmericanLiterature II, Spring 2019

This course explores the history and literature of the United States starting from the end of the Civil War till the present day. Students will read a mix of genres and a number of classic tales, focusing not just on aesthetics but on the history embedded in these texts. We will cover a variety of issues relating—but not limited to—religion, class, gender, race, politics, human rights, and the history of publishing and authorship. All told, we will try to come to terms with the ethical, social, and aesthetic problems that our readings raise to both better understand our past and present.

ENG1101 LC62-English Composition

ENG1101 LC62-English Composition

This ENG1101 course introduces concepts of critical writing and thinking; introductory research methods; and strategies for constructing effective college level essays. As a First Year Learning Community, we will pair with MAT 0630 to explore the problem of procrastination and form plans for battling this common challenge.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

ENG 1101 Co-Req Professional Development

ENG 1101 Co-Req Professional Development

This project is for faculty participating in professional development for the ENG 1101-CO course at City Tech.

First Year Writing @ City Tech

First Year Writing @ City Tech

FYW@City Tech is a program and a digital forum for sharing curricular and pedagogical resources related to teaching and learning about writing at City Tech. The First Year Writing Program @ City Tech (FYW@City Tech) offers professional and curricular support for faculty teaching First Year Writing Courses (ENG1101 and ENG1121) at the college. As a repository of materials related to best practices in teaching writing, the FYW@City Tech Web site is a place where FYW instructors and faculty across the college can learn more about teaching writing and archive their unique disciplinary resources related to teaching writing at a college of technology.

City Tech Writer

City Tech Writer

City Tech’s interdisciplinary journal of student writing. We publish all genres—lab reports, research papers, essays, interview transcripts, creative work, and more. We encourage submissions from all departments!

Literary Arts Festival

Literary Arts Festival

Each year, the English Department at New York City College of Technology organizes the Literary Arts Festival. This event highlights the work of students, staff, and faculty, as well as accomplished writers outside of the City Tech community. There is also a writing competition that awards prizes to students in a variety of writing categories, as well as to faculty and staff in their own category.

My Clubs

Student Government Association

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the representative body for students. We are responsible for recommending student activity fee allocations, shaping policies affecting student life, coordinating extracurricular events and chartering new organizations. Feel free to contact SGA President, Lucas Almonte, with any questions, suggestions or concerns. He can be reached at SGAPresident@CityTech.Cuny.Edu If you wish to start a club on campus contact SGA Vice President, Sylwester Dombroski, at SGAVP@CityTech.Cuny.Edu