Professor Sean Scanlan’s Profile

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Professor Sean Scanlan
Title
Assistant Professor of English
Department
English
Office Location
Namm 520
Academic interests

American culture and literature, world literature, digital humanities

Work Phone
718-260-5123
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My Courses

ENG 2001 Introduction to Fiction, Fall 2019

ENG 2001 Introduction to Fiction, Fall 2019

In this course, we will study fiction across genres, eras, and locales. We will examine broad themes such as moving, marriage, home, the individual, and the conflicts surrounding globalization. Specifically, we will examine the fascinating and yet confusing concept of globalization, especially its relation to literature. The central questions that we will ask in this class are: what does globalization feel like?, and, what does it feel like to be transnational? The short fiction that we will read will help us answer this question, for literature is very good at revealing and performing feelings.

Composition 2, ENG 1121-E104, F2019

Composition 2, ENG 1121-E104, F2019

English 1121 continues the work we began in English 1101. We will work on developing critical reading and writing skills as we write about works of literature. We will discuss three literary genres: non-fiction essays, fiction, and poetry. Assignments will require students to write in different styles such as summary, citation, exposition, comparison, analysis, and research. In addition, we will utilize a new digital platform called OpenLab, which will help us to engage with each other’s writing and world outside of the classroom.

ENG 2400 Films from Literature, Fall 2019

ENG 2400 Films from Literature, Fall 2019

ENG 2400 is a course that allows students to examine the relationship between films and their literary sources. Through 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 the influences of censorship and society. Students will focus on the similarities and differences of literary works adapted into films.

ENG1101 Comp1 D345  FALL2015

ENG1101 Comp1 D345 FALL2015

This is a course in effective essay writing and basic research techniques, including the use of the library. College-level readings are assigned for classroom discussion and essay writing. In addition, we will utilize a new digital platform called OpenLab, which will help us to engage with each other’s writing and with the world outside of the classroom.

ENG 1101 (D382) Comp 1, fall 2017

ENG 1101 (D382) Comp 1, fall 2017

This is a course in effective essay writing and basic research techniques, including the use of the library. College-level readings are assigned for classroom discussion and essay writing. In addition, we will utilize a new digital platform called OpenLab, which will help us to engage with each other’s writing and with the world outside of the classroom.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

Exploratory Committee for English Degree

Exploratory Committee for English Degree

This is a private working group of the English department and its standing committee for exploring new curriculum and degree possibilities. Avatar Image Credit: Okefenokee Swamp (Jill Belli, personal photo)

Literature Curriculum Committee of the Department of English

Literature Curriculum Committee of the Department of English

This site aims to share information about assignments, course design, and the activities of the Literature Curriculum Committee.

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

The purpose of this project is to create a forum to ask questions, generate discussion, and share teaching materials, resources, and ideas about teaching and learning on the OpenLab. Avatar image: “The open door” by hehaden.

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.

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