Words I Loathe (part 1) - Aaron Rosenfeld

Aaron Rosenfeld As my students know, I loathe the word “relatable.” They know because I always tell them, usually early in the semester, and there is always a casualty (and to those unfortunates, I offer an overdue apology, along with my unstinting gratitude for supplying me with my teaching moment). I had not even heard

These are a Few of My Favorite Things - Aaron Rosenfeld

Aaron Rosenfeld Here’s a game: It’s called “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things.” Pick some works of art you really like, in different mediums – poems, novels, songs, paintings – and see if you can find a common thread, of style or theme, that suggests a logic to your choices. What do your

Major Day ’15

Students met Anna Clark, Timothy Lyle, and Ivy Stabell to discover that the English Major at Iona College is a degree for the 21st century. #WeNeedDiverseBooks, and that’s what many Iona English courses offer.  So students on Major Day were happy, because English. Why English? Because English moves us beyond phonies. All students matter.  Their success matters,