English Department Photo Gallery
Laura Debuire, an exchange student from France who took courses with Dr. Donald Gagnon and Dr. Shouhua Qi spring 2015, has just been named a Fulbright student at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon (August 2017-May 2018). During her Fulbright program at Willamette University in Salem, Laura will be taking courses to help prepare for her masterís thesis in American literature. She will also be a French Teaching Assistant, tutoring and leading conversational classes. Congratulations, Laura! We are so proud of what you have accomplished!
Graduate Teaching Assistants (teaching Eng108W Intro to Literature with Dr. Shouhua Qi) and Students in the graduate seminar Eng588 Teaching College English (L to R) spring 2017: Dr. Shouhua Qi, Leah Begg, Katarina Herrera, Peter Klick, Danielle King, Stephanie Myers, and Emily Carney.
Graduate award recipients at the
Arts and Sciences Honors Convocation, 25 April 2017 (Picture on the
left: L to R):
Undergraduate award recipients at the Arts and Sciences Honors Convocation, 25 April 2017 (L to R): Leah Donohue, winner of the John Tufts Prize, Kristen Hinz, winner of the John Eichrodt Prize. Congratulations!
Students of Eng107 Intro to Drama taught by Dr. Donald Gagnon took a trip to the Lincoln Center library for the Performing Arts Saturday, April 22, 2017.
English Department faculty and students attending the annual English Honors Society (Sigma Tau Delta/Alpha Lambda Epsilon) induction ceremony Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Congratulations to all the inductees!
Group photo (L to R): Dr. Shouhua Qi, Nicole Sileo, Douglas Nadig, Jr., Sean Barrett, Dr. Cigdem Usekes, Dr. Donald Gagnon, Michael Leone, Leah Begg, William Brimmer, Lloyd Simmons
Quentin Darrington, currently starring in Cats on Broadway, having also starred in Ragtime, The Lion King, and other shows, speaks to students of ENG 107/THR 204 taught by Dr. Donald Gagnon on Monday, April 10, 2017.
Field trip to Lincoln Center in New York City by students of Introduction to African-American literature course taught by Dr. Donald Gagnon to see August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean Saturday, April 8, 2017.
ENG major Kenny Ward, 4th from left: Hancock Student Leadership Fellow
English major Kristin Hinz organized WCSU's Women's March on Washington (January 21, 2017). Photo includes English students Lexie Smith, Leah Donahue and Danielle King, along with Dr. Murray.
CSU English Conference, 2106. Leah Donahue, Dr. Murray, Ian Boivert, Jack McCandless, Kristin Hinz
Students from Eng107W Introduction to Drama (taught by Dr. Don Gagnon) traveled to the New York City on Saturday, November 12, 2016 for a private screening (at Lincoln Center/New York Public Library of Performing Arts) of the original Broadway production of FENCES by August Wilson.
The English Society and Black Student Union trip to see THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway November 5, 2016 (Left Photo: with cast member Kyle Scatliffe in rear).
Students presenting/attending Central Connecticut State University undergraduate English conference on November 4, 2016. Photo 1 (left): Samantha Kayser, Quinn Ochoa-Morales, John Mudgett presenting at the conference. Photo 2 (right): John Mudgett, Quinn-Ochoa Morales, Samantha Kayser, and Dr. Donald Gagnon at the conference.
MA in English recipients at the May 23, 2016 Commencement. L to R: Stephanie Hardisty and Blake Irving (with Dr. Donald Gagnon, department co-chair).
BA in English recipients at the May 23, 2016 Commencement with Dr. Donald Gagnon, department co-chair. L to R: Victoria Carvalho, Rachel Carnazza, Megan McCauley, Fatima Selimovski, and John Brown IV.
Claire Burch (middle), Senior, English Elementary Education Major, with English Department co-chairs Dr. Donald Gagnon (left) and Dr. Michael Chappell (right) at the School of A&S Honors Convocation Thursday, April 28.
Ian Boisvert (right), Junior, American Studies major, with English Department co-chair Dr. Donald Gagnon (left) at the School of A&S Honors Convocation Thursday, April 28.
Graduate students teaching in the College English Program for Spring 2016 (L to R): Akintunde Sogunro (MFA), Stephanie Myers (MFA), Charlotte Dabrowski (MFA), Daniel Chamberlin (MFA), Abigail Lebron (MFA), Katina Herrera (MA), Christina Kinsella (MFA), and Stephanie Hardisty (MA).
English Society president Lyndsey Rizk (right) presenting English Society raffle winner
Rosie Pearsall (left) with the prize: a copy of The Yale Shakespeare (April 20, 2016).
April 2, 2016, students in Eng107W Introduction to Drama and Eng453 Queer Drama in America taught by Dr. Donald Gagnon, associate professor and co-chair of the English Department, visited the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts/Theatre on Tape and Film Archive for the screening of Richard Greenberg's 2003 play Take Me Out.
Students in the honors class "Crossing the Danger Water" taught by Dr. Donald Gagnon, associate professor and co-chair of the English Department, recently (Friday, November 6, 2015) visited the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York. Dr. Herukhuti (in the picture on the right) spoke to the students about the Middle Passage.
Quinn Ochoa-Morales, a student in our English program, was invited to present his paper (as an undergraduate) at the Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference at Colby-Sawyer College, New Hampshire, October 30-31, 2015. He spoke on the film American Sniper (2014) and Islamaphobia was very well received.
Students in the Eng107 Introduction to Drama class taught by Dr. Donald Gagnon, associate professor and co-chair of the English Department, recently (Saturday, October 24, 2015) visited the Lincoln Center library for the Performing Arts in New York where they had a private group showing of the original Broadway production of August Wilson's King Hedley II.
Students in the honors class "Crossing the Danger Water" taught by Dr. Donald Gagnon, associate professor and co-chair of the English Department, recently (Friday, October 23, 2015) visited the African Burial Ground National Monument in lower Manhattan and the Middle Passage Memorial at the United Nations.
English Department students Claire Burch, Quinn
Ochoa-Morales, and Douglas Nadig, Jr., along with Professor Don
Gagnon, department co-chair, and Professor Margaret Murray, attended
Connecticut State University�s 2015 Undergraduate English Conference
on Friday, October 9.
Students in the honors class "Crossing the Danger Water" taught by Dr. Donald Gagnon, associate professor and co-chair of the English Department, recently (Friday, Sept. 18, 2015) visited the New Haven Museum (the Amistad collection) and the City Hall (the Amistad Memorial).
Black Lives Matter event held on Thursday, April 16, 2015.
English Honors Society event held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
Kyle Scatliffe, an Olivier-nominated actor, currently starring in Les Miserables on Broadway, guest-speaker for THR 298 Musical Theatre History (taught by Dr. Don Gagnon) on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
University of New Hampshire Associate Professor
of English and African American Studies Dr. Reginald Wilburn
the Black History Month 2015 talk titled "Preaching the Gospel of
Black Revolt: Appropriating Milton in Early African American
Studies" at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 19 in Warner Hall on the WCSU
Midtown campus in Danbury. The event was organized by the English
Photo 1: Dr. Don Gagnon, English Department Chair, introducing the speaker.
Photos 2-3: Dr. Reginald Wilburn, the speaker.
Photo 4: Cover of Dr. Reginald Wilburn's new book published by Duquesne University Press.
Members of the English Society along with faculty advisor Dr. Don Gagnon took a theatre trip to NYC to see La Cage Aux Folles on Broadway during the fall 2010 semester. It was "a great success all around," Dr. Gagnon said, as is evidenced in the happy smile blossoming on every face in the group photo on the left. The photo on the right features Leslie Tracey and a cast member (drag queen) of the musical comedy.
Members of the English Society along with faculty advisor Dr. Don Gagnon took a theatre trip to NYC to see God of Carnage on Broadway during the spring 2010 semester.
Melissa Teel, English major and player on the women's basketball team, receives the award as Most Valuable Player of the 2010 Little East Conference Women's Basketball Tournament. She was also named the conference's Player of the Year.
Dr. Donald Gagnon, Associate Professor of English, gives the well attended African American History Month talk entitled "The Black Man Cometh: Eugene O'Neill's Politics of Equality" (February 24).
Melissa Teel, an English education major and center for the WCSU Margins, is recipient Lady Colonials, with Dr. Margaret Murray, Professor of English and Honorary Coach for the December 8, 2009 victory over Vassar College.
Skylar Hamel, literature major, senior editor of Beyond the of the Elizabeth Tulloch James Memorial Scholarship.
Dr. Quentin Miller, internationally renowned James Baldwin Scholar, gives the Fall 2009 Faculty Lecture on October 05, 2009.
Twin-Sun River: An American POW in China, a three-act play by Dr. Shouhua Qi, was staged by the prestigious Shanghai Theater Academy (April 24-28, 2009)