Spring 2023 registration info and English course descriptions!

Registration is now open for the spring 2023 semester, and courses are already filling up fast. The English program is running English major-level courses in Dobbs Ferry, the Bronx, Manhattan, and online. Click here to open a PDF containing descriptions and other info for everything the English program is offering in the spring. Contact the Program DirectorContinue reading “Spring 2023 registration info and English course descriptions!”


Red Hyacinth Journal is an annually published, perfect-bound literary magazine that showcases the writing and art of Mercy College students and alum. The journal’s first issue was produced in 2018 through the generosity of the family of the late Professor Valerie Lewis, a former instructor in the English program.  Over the past few issues, Red Hyacinth has featuredContinue reading RED HYACINTH JOURNAL: EDITORS NEEDED!”

Author Event with Patricia Engel, Hosted by Dr. Celia Reissig-Vasile

On Wednesday, September 28, Dr. Celia Reissig-Vasile of the Mercy College English Program will be hosting a discussion with author Patricia Engel, regarding her book Infinite Country. Mercy College English majors are strongly encouraged to attend this event; you can attend on zoom, using your own computer, or can join a larger viewing party inContinue reading “Author Event with Patricia Engel, Hosted by Dr. Celia Reissig-Vasile”

Event of Interest – Saturday 9/17 (Featuring a Mercy College faculty)

Professor Amber Snider, who teaches at Mercy College in both the Department of Literature & Language and the Department of Communication and the Arts, will be part of a Whitman festival taking place on Saturday 9/17, 3:00-6:00pm, at the Granite Prospect in Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC. We encourage our English majors and everyone else toContinue reading “Event of Interest – Saturday 9/17 (Featuring a Mercy College faculty)”

Mercy English Relaunches in Fall 2022 with Four New Concentrations

Starting in fall 2022 the English major will relaunch with a new look, one involving a variety of new degree paths and options. The BA in English will remain the default degree path for anyone who declares for the English major, just as before. However the new BA in English will involve much more flexibility,Continue reading “Mercy English Relaunches in Fall 2022 with Four New Concentrations”

Summer Fellowship (Paid Internship) Opportunity in Professional Publishing

The Association of American Literary Agents (AALA), and their non-profit sister organization Literary Agents of Change (LAOC), are sponsoring fellowships for summer 2022. Mercy College English students, undergrad or grad, with an interest in the field of publishing are strongly encouraged to apply. Those selected will receive a grant of $6,000 each and be pairedContinue reading “Summer Fellowship (Paid Internship) Opportunity in Professional Publishing”

Call for Submissions: Red Hyacinth Magazine 2021

Creative writers and artists take note: the Red Hyacinth magazine of Mercy College is currently accepting submissions for publication-consideration for the 2021-22 edition. Getting work published in the college’s literary magazine can provide great personal satisfaction, as well as a valuable line-item on a resume. All Mercy College students and alumni are eligible for publication. The facultyContinue reading “Call for Submissions: Red Hyacinth Magazine 2021”

English Major Course Offerings Spring 2022

Below is a downloadable PDF to a lookbook containing a list of English major course offerings, and descriptions of most of those offerings, for spring 2022. Registration for the spring semester will begin near the start of November 2021. If any students have any questions about courses, registration, or the English major, please don’t hesitateContinue reading “English Major Course Offerings Spring 2022”

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet: Performance and Interactive Event

As a part of the Mercy College English Program’s annual Christie Day Shakespeare celebration, Red Bull Theater’s virtual production of Romeo and Juliet will take place on Thursday, May 6th from 12-1:25pm. They will start with a 10-minute warm-up at 12pm, and the livestream will go from 12:10-1:10pm. They’ll finish up with a talkback from 1:10-1:25pm. If you wantContinue reading “Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet: Performance and Interactive Event”