Robert Lestón’s Profile

Faculty
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Robert Lestón
Title
Associate Professor
Department
English
Office Location
Namm 511
Academic interests

Rhetoric, The Gothic, Journalism

Bio

Robert Lestón’s 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
718.260.8610

My Courses

ENG 1121: Writing Across Situations

ENG 1121: Writing Across Situations

This is the second semester first-year writing course in a two-course sequence focused on writing, rhetoric, analysis, transfer, genre awareness, and research-based writing.

ENG1121 COMP II SPRING 2019 Section 421

ENG1121 COMP II SPRING 2019 Section 421

This is one of several sections of a new curriculum for English 1121 that is beginning this semester. In English 1121, we will continue the work we had begun in English 1101. This class aims to take the fundamental tools of writing, reading, research, and critical analysis further. The class will practice close reading and will learn how to approach texts from a variety of genres as well as learn about the idea of discourses and discourse communities. The class will involve assignments that allow us to engage with many types of media, including digital, and we will be asked to explore issues and problems that matter to us in our modern world. We will explore writing and research as a process and build research skills that can be applied to all areas of study. We will be able to develop our own ideas about writing that we can take with us into future academic and professional experiences. Students will engage in class discussion to strengthen critical thinking and develop the language to respond to a wide variety of texts, ideas, and societal issues.

ENG1121E106Spring2019

ENG1121E106Spring2019

You write to become a more effective person — across the board. We will write a LOT in this course, and we will listen to what was said. Let the power begin.

Hall 1121 Spring 2019

Hall 1121 Spring 2019

This course is designed to help you find your public writing voice.

ENG1101 EngComp, SP2019

ENG1101 EngComp, SP2019

This course focuses on essay writing.

My Projects

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!

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).

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

First-Year Writing Professional Development

First-Year Writing Professional Development

This project is for faculty participating in professional development for the First-Year Writing program at City Tech.

Science Fiction at City Tech

Science Fiction at City Tech

Science Fiction is an important, modern cultural expression that relies on interdisciplinary approaches to explore the relationships between and within humanity, science, and technology. This project connects the individual and collective efforts to leverage science fiction to enrich City Tech’s students’ experiences, deepen classroom learning with archival research, and connect City Tech to the networks of science fiction research around the world.

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