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Growing Writing Program at Long Island University's Southampton College Adds New Faculty


Paola Curcio-Kleinman,Associate Vice President Marketing & Public Relations
University Center,
Long Island University

Southampton, August 28 - Southampton College of Long Island University has made three full-time appointments to support its growing programs in English and Writing.

William Hathaway, newly hired as associate professor of English starting this fall, is the author of six books of poetry, including "A Wilderness of Monkeys" (1975), "Looking into the Heart of Light"(1988) and "Churlesgrace" (1992), as well as numerous stories,essays and reviews. He will teach creative writing and literature, both in the undergraduate English major and in the new Master of Fine Arts program that the College will offer beginning in the summer of 1998.

He will move to the East End from Bar Harbor, where he has been teaching at the College of the Atlantic. A 1969 graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program in writing at the University of Iowa, he has taught at Cornell,Union College, Skidmore and Louisiana State University.

His listing in "The Dictionary of Literary Biography" notes that Hathaway "continues to challenge himself and his readers, who have come to view him as one of the most skilled, serious, and independent of living American poets." Hathaway's work is widely anthologized in collections of contemporary authors. He directed the undergraduate writing program and developed the graduate offerings in creative writing when he taught at Louisiana State and was co-founder of the Ithaca House Press.

Novelist Indira Ganesan will also join the English faculty starting in the summer of 1998 as an assistant professor teaching writing and literature on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Ganesan is the author of two novels published by Alfred A. Knopf, the highly-acclaimed "The Journey" (1990) and "Inheritance," the latter to be published this spring, as well as numerous short stories. Her fiction, like her background,brings together the cultures of America and India in what The New York Times,in its review of "The Journey," called "a symphony for the senses" that abounds in "unforgettable images, rendered in clean,economical prose."

A graduate of Vassar and of the University of Iowa's M.F.A. program in writing, Ganesan currently is a fellow of the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College. The fellowship provides outstanding women scholars,scientists, artists and writers the opportunity for advanced study and scholarship.

Robert Hullot-Kentor is internationally known as a scholar of the German philosopher and critic Theodor Adorno, whose collected work she is editing for the English-language translation being published by Stanford University Press. Hullot-Kentor will join the College's English faculty this fall as a teacher of literature and language at the rank of associate professor.

After receiving his doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Massachusetts, Hullot-Kentor taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges,Harvard and Stanford. He is fluent in French as well as German, has published as a poet, and was recently honored as a research fellow at the Einstein Forum in Berlin. His numerous articles on Adorno and the Frankfurt School of contemporary thought have appeared in Telos, New German Critique and many collections of essays.

Posted 08/28/1997

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