Robert Lestón’s Profile

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Robert Lestón
Title
Associate Professor, English Department Chair
Department
English
Office Location
Namm 512
Academic interests

Decolonial Studies, 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
718.260.5392

My Courses

Eng. 1121- English Composition 2 – 0416 – Spring 2021 – Coleman

Eng. 1121- English Composition 2 – 0416 – Spring 2021 – Coleman

This is a writing course that will help students strengthen their research, reading, and writing techniques and strategies to become stronger and more effective readers and writers. Over the semester, students will have many different types of reading and writing assignments, some short and some long.

No Way Out But Through: A Freshman Writing Odyssey

No Way Out But Through: A Freshman Writing Odyssey

Freshman Comp Spring 2021l with Prof. Schmerler

Discourse and Discovery: Freshman Comp 2021

Discourse and Discovery: Freshman Comp 2021

Discourse and Discovery with Prof. S.: Freshman Comp 2021

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.

ENG 2400 Films from Literature, Fall 2020

ENG 2400 Films from Literature, Fall 2020

ENG 2400 is a course that allows students to examine the relationship between films and their literary sources. Through online classroom discussion and out-of-class assignments, students will analyze classic and contemporary literary texts and their cinematic versions. Students will examine the relationship between film and literature, with specific focus on the techniques used in fiction, drama, and film and central concepts such as identity, the quest, and homesickness. Students will focus on the similarities and differences of literary works adapted into films.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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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