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

ENG3407 Gothic Literature and Culture, Fall 2020

ENG3407 Gothic Literature and Culture, Fall 2020

Gothic Literature and Visual Culture

ENG 2001 Introduction to Fiction, Fall 2020

ENG 2001 Introduction to Fiction, Fall 2020

In this course, we will study fiction across genres, eras, and locales. We will examine broad themes such as moving, marriage, home, and the individual.

ENG2575 Technical Writing, Section OL70, Fall 2020

ENG2575 Technical Writing, Section OL70, Fall 2020

Students communicate technical and scientific information to a variety of audiences through written and oral presentations, using electronic media such as the Internet, Power Point and graphics programs. Students also analyze readings in science and technology, study technical writing models and practice collaborative research and presentation. Prerequisite: ENG 1121 Equivalent to old course ENG 3773. This class meets online asynchronously.

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.

ENG 1101 O156, Fall 2020 Coleman

ENG 1101 O156, Fall 2020 Coleman

Welcome to English 1101! This course focuses on writing both short and long pieces in many different genres on a range of topics. We will learn basic research techniques that include using the library, how to choose accurate and credible sources, and how to evaluate, synthesize, and analyze the sources with a critical lens. We will (re)discover key writing techniques and strategies to make our writing stronger and more effective. We will engage with traditional texts and multimedia sources as a guide for our writing, a source of information, and to generate stimulating classroom conversations. Throughout the course, we will also frequently pause to reflect on the writing process and what we have learned so far. The course culminates with a revised portfolio of all your finished work and will consist of at least 6,000 words. Don’t panic! It will include a combination of your favorite low-stakes writing assignments, some of our shorter writing pieces (composed both in class and at home), our culminating writing assignment and a final reflective piece.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

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.

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!

NYCCT College Council

NYCCT College Council

The Project Site for the New YorK City College of Technology College Council.

Student-Ready College Committee

Student-Ready College Committee

As a committee we are working on enhancing our new student orientation process. We are assessing and enhancing all steps from the moment a student is accepted into the college to their first year experience.

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