Department of English
September 29, 2023
New Center for Worldbuilding and Storytelling Creates Community and Resource Network for the Imaginative
“Developing strengths in [worldbuilding] can help many types of professionals become better at what they do. Clearly, game designers, animators, and creative storytellers can benefit, but engineers, technologists, scientists, sociologists, and health care innovators, for example, can also because the process of envisioning and creating a world and all of its interactions can help test out ideas and inform solutions,” said Associate Professor (English) Trent Hergenrader, Ph.D., who will lead the new Center for Worldbuilding and Storytelling.
September 15, 2023
Students are studying gardening, pirates, and art ‘younger than the internet’ in the classroom this fall
Gardening, piracy, and contemporary art are just three of the varied topics students will delve into over this semester as part of RIT’s General Education curriculum.
August 9, 2023
Exploring the deadly connection between Parkinson’s disease, weed killer, and misinformation
A current class action lawsuit calls into question whether information from manufacturers about the usage and safety of a chemical herbicide was deliberately misleading consumers. RIT's Amit Ray and University of Rochester's Ray Dorsey explore this issue and connect it with the sociological concept agnotology.
June 7, 2023
Why we should care about the cost of insulin
Essay by David Martins, associate professor of rhetoric, published by the Rochester Beacon.
April 21, 2023
Using historic worlds to inspire creative writing
Associate Professor Trent Hergenrader has led two study abroad trips to Portugal in the past, but this year he wanted to try something different. In January, he and 22 students traveled to Spain as part of a unique creative writing course.
October 5, 2022
Spooky Storytelling event open to high school junior and senior women and non-binary students
Thanks to a grant from the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation through the New ERA Women Writers Grant Program, the Center for Engaged Storycraft at Rochester Institute of Technology is hosting a series of events throughout the school year – the latest being a Spooky Storytelling event Oct. 29 for 11th- and 12th-grade women and non-binary students from the Greater Rochester area.
September 9, 2022
College of Liberal Arts introduces Liberal Arts Multidisciplinary Scholars program
The Liberal Arts Multidisciplinary Scholars program, which is being introduced this fall, gives financial support to students in STEM majors who are interested in adding a second major from RIT's College of Liberal Arts.
August 26, 2022
RIT launches tech-infused English program, sees its first graduate
WROC-TV talks to Robert Glick, associate professor and director of the BS in English, about the new program.
August 24, 2022
New name, same curriculum: Humanities, computing, and design program
RIT’s digital humanities and social sciences program has opted for a new name: humanities, computing, and design (HCD). The new name more accurately reflects the skillset graduates leave with, and it is more recognizable among prospective students, their families, and employers.
August 22, 2022
New bachelor’s degrees added to RIT portfolio this fall
In the case of two new degrees in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, and one new degree in RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, students will be competitive employees and leaders and be readily able to navigate their evolving fields.
March 21, 2022
College of Liberal Arts honors students for writing excellence
Diverse subjects involving safety and autonomous automobiles, Black women in computing, and Italian cinema are just some of the winning entries for this year’s student writing awards, sponsored by RIT’s College of Liberal Arts.
March 15, 2022
Meet College of Liberal Arts Dean Anna Stenport
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts began the academic year under new leadership. Dean Anna Stenport joined RIT from Georgia Institute of Technology’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts in September following a nationwide search. Stenport is a professor of communication and an expert in transnational cinema and media, modern literature and drama, and visual and cultural studies, with a focus on the Arctic and Nordic regions.