Paralegal Job New York, NY

Paralegal (New York, NY)

Assist with preparation of forms, supporting letters (using persuasive writing skills), and other supporting materials for immigration cases.  Prepare instructional cover letters to clients using templates provided.  Prepare cover letters to government agencies for filing and assemble materials packages for filing.  Assist with office projects such as record-keeping, updating databases, billing and other tasks.  Contact and/or respond to clients by phone or e-mail.  May meet with clients.

Skills and abilities: Ability to write persuasively, detail oriented, familiar with MS Office Suite and able to learn new software applications with ease. Able to communicate articulately and effectively.  Customer service oriented.  Organized.  Empathetic and enjoys helping others.

Requires Bachelor’s degree in English. Experience preferred.

Creative Writing Senior Project Reading

Allegheny’s creative writing senior project reading will take place this year in the Tillotson Room in the Alumni Center on Wednesday, April 30, at 7:00 pm.
Featuring graduating seniors:
Sharat Buddhavarapu

Megan Berta
Mike Severyn
Cale Davis
Natalie Persicano
BJ Nelson
Steven Thomas
Phil Schweitzer
Dani Hicks
Pat Jameson
Diehl Edwards
This is an all-ages event.  Please join us, and bring friends!

Important Due Dates

Senior Project Proposals for Fall, 2014 are due on March 7th, 2014

Senior Project Due Date for Spring, 2014: April 11th

Important Due Dates

Important Due Dates:

Fall, 2013 Senior Projects: Due Friday, November 15th. 5pm.

Senior Project Proposals and Creative Writing Senior Project Auditions for Spring, 2014: Due Friday, October 25th. 5pm.

Black Forest Writing Seminars

Black Forest Writing Seminars

Looking for an opportunity to study in Europe? Black Forest Writing Seminars(University of Freiburg) is now accepting applications for summer session 2013, which will be held July 23 – August 6 — featuring writers

Adrianne Kalfopoulou, Sieglinde Lemke, Deborah Reed and Tom Smith.  The program includes 10 days of classes, a mountain retreat, side trips and literary pilgrimages, reflection and study, and much more.  A limited number of scholarships are available to students who qualify, and who apply early.  Credit for courses taken at Black Forest may be transferred to Allegheny.  For information and application visit  https://www.blackforestwritingseminars.org.

English 305: Forms of Non-fiction – Travel Writing

English 305: Forms of Non-fiction – Travel Writing

 Travel writing has always been part of the traditions of exploration and imperialism.  Writing to monarchs, fellow explorers, family members, etc travel writers began writing their ideas about other worlds in order to communicate the wonder, the fear, and the market possibilities of other lands.  In this class, we will consider the travel narrative as a genre in its own right.  As a hybrid genre, it has always been flexible and changeable depending on the century and purpose for which it was intended.  We’ll begin with early letters describing the wonders of the “New World,” and then move through the centuries reading examples of popular and significant narratives in this constantly developing genre.  Questions we may consider: who writes a travel narrative and why?  How has the genre transformed across centuries and why?  What are the gender and racial implications of writing in this genre?  How do contemporary narratives differ from those that came before them?

Writers may include Christopher Columbus, James Boswell, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Mary Wollstonecraft, Frances Kemble, VS Naipal, Ariel Dorfman, Gary Younge, and Jamaica Kincaid.

New Spring 2013 English 313 Study in a Major Author: Henry David Thoreau

Spring 2013      TH 9:30-10:45     Dr. Evelyn Navarre

English 313   Study in a Major Author:




This course is an in-depth examination of Henry David Thoreau as a writer, naturalist, activist, and Transcendentalist.  To understand his creative process, we’ll read Walden closely along with the journal notes Thoreau wrote at Walden.  Cape Cod and The Maine Woods will show us his development as a naturalist writer.  “Civil Disobedience” inspired Gandhi and Martin Luther King, but Thoreau’s politics led him in unexpected directions.  In “A Plea for John Brown”and “Slavery in Massachusetts,” he develops political/moral philosophies based on individual action.   We’ll also consider Thoreau in relation to Transcendentalism, America’s first home-grown intellectual movement. “Trust thyself – every heart vibrates to that iron string,” Emerson wrote.  Yet what WASTranscendentalism? How did these people actually live it? To give us a full view, our materials will range from Thoreau’s extended works to his essays, journal excerpts, and biographical information. There will be supplementary materials from his Transcendentalist contemporaries, such as Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Walt Whitman, the Peabody sisters, and radical abolitionist minister Theodore Parker. Finally, we’ll take our measure of Thoreau’s legacy, from contemporary environmentalism to the current state of Walden Pond itself.   By the end of the course, students will have achieved a very thorough grasp of this major figure in both literature and American intellectual history.

New Spring 2013 English 211: Women and Literature

English 211: Women and Literature
Professor Diane D’Amico

This section focuses on British women writers, 1800-1950. Major topics of discussion will include sisterhood, female friendship, work, and marriage.

We will read the following:

Austen, Persuasion

Gaskell, Cranford

Bronte, Agnes Grey

Rossetti, Poems and Prose

Mansfield, a selection of short stories

Pym, Excellent Women

New Spring 2013 English 322: The Nineteenth-Century African American Novel

English 322: The Nineteenth-Century African American Novel

Professor Amber Shaw • MWF 3:30–4:20 • Oddfellows 105B

This section of English 322 (Topics in African American Literature) will trace the development of the African American novel throughout the long nineteenth century, paying particular attention to the intersections of racial, gendered, and classed identities. We will discuss how these nineteenth-century authors contend with pivotal events in nineteenth-century American history, including the 1807 abolition of the importation of slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, the Civil War, the post-Civil War Constitutional Amendments, Reconstruction, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Jim Crow Laws. Alongside these landmark American events, we’ll also have the opportunity to explore the African American novel within the broader context of the nineteenth-century Black Atlantic. Throughout the course, we’ll consider how black American and British writers adhere to—and challenge—conventions of the nineteenth-century novel, and we’ll also discuss how (and why) formal and thematic choices underscore the ways in which racial identity and the politics of citizenship became transnational exigencies of the era.

Authors and texts may include: Olaudah Equiano’s The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, William Wells Brown’s Clotel, Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig, Mary Seacole’s Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands, Frances E.W. Harper’s Iola Leroy, Charles Chesnutt’s The Marrow of Tradition, and Pauline Hopkins’s Contending Forces.