Jackie Blain’s Profile

Faculty
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Jackie Blain
Title
Adjunct Lecturer
Department
English
Office Location
N529
Academic interests

writing, film studies

Bio

I’ve been a writer and/or writing instructor my entire life, having done everything from technical manuals to entertainment reporting to a decade as a writer-producer in one-hour network TV drama. My two main fields are composition/writing and film/media studies, and I’ve taught everything from composition to research writing to screenwriting, from fiction to film studies to filmmaking to writing video games. When I’m not doing any of that, I hang out with my family, watch a lot of movies, and read a lot of books.

Email address
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My Courses

Blain ENG1101, SP2020

Blain ENG1101, SP2020

This first year composition class focuses on the reading, writing, and thinking skills that you’ll be able to transfer to other courses and to writing at home and in the workplace.

CST1102ID, Programming Narratives, SP2020

CST1102ID, Programming Narratives, SP2020

Students in this class write a video game narrative and program a trailer for that game using object-oriented programming.

ENG1121 WritingContexts, FA2019

ENG1121 WritingContexts, FA2019

This second term composition course looks at how writers put texts into conversation with other texts., and how we can write in multiple rhetorical situations.

Blain ENG1101 FYLC, FA2019

Blain ENG1101 FYLC, FA2019

This First Year Learning Community course combines ENG 1101, CST 1100 and CST 1101 to introduce students to college-level writing as well as create a text-based adventure game.

CST1102ID Prog Narr, FA2019

CST1102ID Prog Narr, FA2019

Write and create a trailer for an object-oriented video game.

My Projects

The Buzz

The Buzz

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Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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The Open Road

The Open Road

The Open Road is our place to highlight all that’s possible on the OpenLab. Join now to keep up on OpenLab news, events, and updates. Check our weekly In the Spotlight posts for a glimpse into the incredible work being done by City Tech students, faculty, and staff. Follow OpenLab News for announcements and site updates. And see our OpenLab Calendar for office hours, events, and workshops. You can find our workshop schedule and signup for workshops here as well. The Open Road is also a place for the OpenLab community (meaning you!). We would love your feedback, insight, and comments. Please send along anything on the OpenLab that you love! We are always available for any questions you might have. Email us anytime at openlab@citytech.cuny.edu!

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

Welcome to the First Year Learning Communities Open Lab project page. If you are interested in joining the Reflective Writing Project or just learning more about events, resources and information related to the FYLCs at City Tech please request membership!

L4: Living Lab Learning Library

L4: Living Lab Learning Library

Welcome to L4, a virtual resource exchange of innovative teaching practices. To see all that L4 has to offer, please click on the “Visit Project Site” link.

My Clubs

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