Robert Lest贸n’s Profile

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Robert Lest贸n
Display Name
Robert Lest贸n
Title
Professor
Department
English
Office Location
Namm 521
Academic interests

Decolonial Rhetorics, Deleuze and Guattari Studies, Multimodal Rhetorics

Bio

Robert Lest贸n鈥檚 research includes studies in the avant garde arts of sound, image, film, and contintental philosophy as they apply to expanding the scope of rhetorical invention and how rhetorical invention relates to expanding the scope of democracy and collective decision making. His work has appeared in Kairos, Configurations, Enculturation, Atlantic Journal of Communication, among others. He is coauthor of Beyond the Blogosphere: Information and Its Children (2012) with Aaron Barlow. He is currently working on a manuscript entitled The Long Revolution: Zapatismo, Immigration, and Permanent Auonomous Communities in the Americas.

Work Phone
718.260.5392

My Courses

2720

2720

Writing with New Media–Spring 2024, Professor Lest贸n

Intro to Language and Technology

Intro to Language and Technology

An introduction to the relationship between language and technology by reviewing the history of various technologies of the world, including writing, printing, and digital media. The course explores the history of rhetoric and its relationship to traditional, print-based technologies, as well as new forms and meanings of digital literacy.

ENG2420.OL76, Sp2024

ENG2420.OL76, Sp2024

Study of science fiction literature and film, with attention to cultural implications of the genre. Explores the questions science and technology raise about past, present, and future societies. Projects, presentations, and exams based on readings.

ENG2700 Intro to Professional and Technical Writing, Fall 2023

ENG2700 Intro to Professional and Technical Writing, Fall 2023

Writing Intensive 4 cl hrs An introductory course in effective professional and technical writing techniques and concepts. Students use digital media to communicate professional and technical information to a variety of audiences via written and oral presentations. Students also analyze a wide range of documents, study appropriate models, and practice collaborative research, writing, and presentation. Prerequisite: ENG 1121 Potential substitute for ENG 2575 for CST majors

ENG 2003: Introduction to Poetry

ENG 2003: Introduction to Poetry

Intro to poetry

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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The Open Road

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Professional and Technical Writing Committee

Professional and Technical Writing Committee

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Professional and Technical Writing

Professional and Technical Writing

This degree program will provide students with both a content specialty in areas such as technology, science, or business and the skills to communicate that information to a lay audience in both print and digital platforms through both language and images. Graduates will be prepared for employment in a broad range of professional areas that include business, government, technology, health professions, and grant-writing.

Conference Projects

Conference Projects

Research

My Clubs

Student Government Association

Student Government Association

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