The College of Arts and Letters has an impact on all undergraduates at Stevens, and the professors teaching these students have proven time and time again that they are leading experts in their fields. 

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Robin Hammerman and Billy Middleton Talk Heathers

April 1, 2019

Last week, teaching assistant professor Robin Hammerman and teaching assistant professor & director of assessment Billy Middleton co-presented the lecture "Don't Trust Anyone Over 30: Heathers Comes of Age" at the 50th annual conference of the College English Association.

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Lindsey Swindall Works with the NJ Council for the Humanities

April 1, 2019 

Shining a spotlight on her work with the NJ Council for the Humanities, a local television station in Union, NJ talked to teaching assistant professor Lindsey Swindall about the topic of ‘Black Comedy: No Tears, Just Politics.”

Lindsey Swindall Rereleases The Path to The Greater, Freer, Truer World

March 4, 2019

Lindsey Swindall, a teaching assistant professor within CAL, has rereleased her book, The Path to The Greater, Freer, Truer World. In this narrative, Swindall tracks the development of the Southern Negro Youth Congress (SNYC) and the Council of African Affairs, two organizations created to address race and labor issues during the Great Depression. By contextualizing their progress within the greater civil rights movement, Swindall shows how their organizers envisioned the U.S. South as being central to their vision of a global African diaspora.

Benjamin Ogden Publishes His Latest Book

February 4, 2019

Last semester, Benjamin Ogden, a teaching assistant professor within CAL, published his latest book, Beyond Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism: Between Literature and Mind. The book explores the advantages and drawbacks of the interdisciplinary relationship between literature and psychoanalysis.  "Bridging problems," the obstacles that arise when an expert within one field operates within the other, are also presented. In the end, Ogden suggests a "new form of analytic literary criticism," which places an emphasis on respecting literature, its complexities and mysteries.