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Craft-Lesson Lunch: Lucas Corcoran on The Aphorism

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

This semester, Lang’s First-Year Writing Program is hosting a series of Craft-Lesson Lunches where faculty will present dynamic and inspiring lessons in the craft of writing. These weekly lunches will run like an interactive seminar, bringing writing students and faculty together for both in-depth discussions of writing fundamentals and the more advanced lessons in what it takes to write convincing and arresting work. 

The event is open to any interested students (and faculty). Food will be provided. 

This week's craft lunch lecturer will be Lucas Corcoran on The Aphorism.

Lucas Corcoran is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Center, CUNY, currently working on his dissertation that explores the sociolinguistic idea “languaging” in relation to rhetoric, pedagogy, and institutionalized language ideologies. At the Graduate Center, Lucas holds a Graduate Center Fellowship, a Graduate Teaching Fellowship, and currently serves as a Research Praxis Fellow in the multilingualism cluster at the Advanced Research Collaborative. In the fall of this academic year, Lucas presented his research at Dartmouth’s Writing and Rhetoric Conference and The Thomas R. Watson Conference on Composition. This spring, the Council on Basic Writing featured his work on translingual teaching practices at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the field’s national conference, as part of their featured session entitled, “Emerging Voices in Basic Writing.” Lucas currently has a co-authored book chapter for a collection for SUNY press forthcoming, which focuses on designing and implementing a translingual approach for developmental writing and ALP courses. Outside the field of Composition/Rhetoric Studies, Lucas maintains an active intellectual interest in linguistic anthropology, existential philosophy, and intellectual history. 

For a more detailed schedule of the Craft-Lesson Lunch series, click hereWrite Scott Korb, Director of First-Year Writing, with any questions:

Presented by First Year Writing and Eugene Lang College.

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