Robert Lest贸n’s Profile

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Robert Lest贸n
Title
Associate Professor, English Department Chair
Department
English
Office Location
Namm 512
Academic interests

Decolonial Studies, Rhetoric, The Gothic, Journalism

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

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.

ENG 1101CO MODEL COURSE

ENG 1101CO MODEL COURSE

This is a model course for ENG 1101CO.

ENG 2400

ENG 2400

This course will allow students to examine the relationship between film and their literary sources. Through classroom discussions 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 the influences of censorship and society. Students will focus on the similarities and differences of literary works adapted into films.

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.

Gothic Lit and Visual Culture, Fall 2017

Gothic Lit and Visual Culture, Fall 2017

Students critically read, analyze, and write about the popular genre of the Gothic. As represented in both literary and visual terms, in both Europe and the United States beginning in the late-18th century to today. Key concepts include horror, haunting, madness, and monsters.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

The Open Road

The Open Road

The Open Road is our place to highlight all that鈥檚 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!

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.

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.

NYCCT College Council

NYCCT College Council

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

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