rgarcia’s Profile

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rgarcia
Title
Associate Professor
Department
English
Office Location
N503
Academic interests

Eighteenth-Century British Literature, with a focus on the novel Women's Writing Historical/Cultural Studies of Servants and Service Motherhood Studies

Bio

Ruth G. Garcia is an Associate Professor of English at New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York. She earned her Ph.D. in English from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her scholarship focuses on the representation of servants and service in eighteenth-century novels, especially those written by women. Her work has been published in Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters, The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660-1789, The Literary Encyclopedia, and The Journal of Mother Studies. Dr. Garcia is also a co-editor of Lead, Follow, or Move Out of the Way: Global Perspectives in Literature and Film (4th edition).

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My Courses

ENG2160D551GarciaSpring2020

ENG2160D551GarciaSpring2020

This course focuses on literature, scholarly writing, and films that examine specifically the role(s) of girls and women, both nationally and internationally, and determines whether women themselves or others (external forces, individuals, or social systems) construct definitions of womanhood. The course utilizes texts, by both men and women, and addresses such themes as womanism, stereotypes, feminism, violence, politics, intimate/familial relationships, sex, sexuality, sexual orientation, and prescribed and evolving gender roles as they relate to girls and women.

ENG1101D324spring2020Garcia

ENG1101D324spring2020Garcia

This is a course in effective essay writing and basic research techniques, including use of the library. College-level readings are assigned as the basis for classroom discussion and for essay writing.

ENG1101D348spring2020Garcia

ENG1101D348spring2020Garcia

This is a course in effective essay writing and basic research techniques, including use of the library. College-level readings are assigned as the basis for classroom discussion and for essay writing.

ENG1121D443, FA2019

ENG1121D443, FA2019

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. In this class students will write analytical essays in a variety of rhetorical modes to cultivate interpretive skills. Using close reading, discussion, and various writing techniques, you will consider language, details and style to develop your analytical and academic writing skills. This is a communications intensive course; you will be expected to participate actively in class discussions and presentations, write informal and formal essays, and respond to your classmates’ writing.

ENG2160 Intro to Women’s Studies, F2016

ENG2160 Intro to Women’s Studies, F2016

This course focuses on literature, scholarly writing, and films that examine specifically the role(s) of girls and women, both nationally and internationally, and determines whether women themselves or others (external forces, individuals, or social systems) construct definitions of womanhood. The course utilizes texts, by both men and women, and addresses such themes as womanism, stereotypes, feminism, violence, politics, intimate/familial relationships, sex, sexuality, sexual orientation, and prescribed and evolving gender roles as they relate to girls and women.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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First-Year Writing Professional Development

First-Year Writing Professional Development

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The Open Road

The Open Road

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Literature at City Tech

Literature at City Tech

This is a site to showcase all things literature here at City Tech: the literature courses the English Department offers each semester, the various events that happen (e.g., Literature Roundtable, Literary Arts Festival, Science Fiction Symposium), and the publications we offer (e.g., ‘City Tech Writer).

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.

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