Tagged: arts and letters

20 Apr

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Fulfilling My Dreams at the New Critics Conference


Emily DiBiase (far right) presented her paper “Enlightened or Undeceived: Paths to Uncovering the Truth in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey” at SUNY Oneonta’s New Critics Conference on April 11, 2015.

Ever since I was a freshman, I have wanted to participate in the New Critics Conference. Held at SUNY Oneonta every April, the conference features undergraduate student presenters who read critical papers that they have written about either literature or composition. As a shiny-eyed freshman, presenting at this conference seemed to be the most unattainable, but elite, honor. I wondered if I would ever be confidant enough to present at such a conference.

Last Saturday, I fulfilled my freshman dream by presenting at the New Critics Conference.

This year’s encounter with the conference began as all of my others have ﹘ one of my professors gave out the flyer in class and I thought, “I would love to do that someday.” I even taped the flyer to my desk, hoping that would inspire me. Still, I just didn’t have the nerve to apply. Continue Reading

13 Apr

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Communications at the Mount – More Than Just a Major


Brittany Ambrosino (middle row, far right), a junior Communications major at the Mount, with fellow Orientation Leaders during Summer 2014 Orientation

Hello! My name is Brittany Ambrosino and I am a junior, double majoring in Journalism and Public Relations here at the Mount.

I discovered my passion for journalism in high school. Writing always seemed to come easy to me ﹘ it was as if the words just flowed right out of me. When the talk of college came around, my high school English teacher suggested I go for journalism. I’ve also been very interested in the entertainment industry and public relations/promotions my entire life. After coming to the Mount and seeing all that the Arts and Letters Division had to offer, I knew I had made the right decision, both in my majors and in choosing to enroll here. Continue Reading

16 Feb

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Professor Profile: Dr. Daniel Shea


Dr. Daniel Shea, professor of English at the Mount, is also the chair of the Division of Arts and Letters.

Recently, Knight Life got the chance to have an exclusive interview with beloved Mount professor Dr. Daniel Shea.

Knight Life: How long have you been teaching at the Mount?

Dr. Shea: I have been teaching at the Mount for ten years.

Knight Life: What was it about the Mount that drew you to the College and made you want to become a professor here?

Dr. Shea: The perfect combination of location and identity. A small liberal arts college on the banks of the Hudson River: it’s the kind of place one reads about in novels or sees in films. It’s also the kind of place that’s small enough that every student matters, so I grew to really appreciate the intellectual rigor and close connections that shape outstanding individuals. Continue Reading