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David and Ruth Gottesman Professor of English
Director, The Beren Writing Center
PhD, Princeton University, 2000
Other, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1995
BA, Sarah Lawrence College, 1982
Dr. Joy Ladin is a professor of English and holds the David and Ruth Gottesman Chair in English at Stern. She received her PhD at Princeton, MFA in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and BA from Sarah Lawrence College.
She is interested in creative writing, expository writing, creative non-fiction, American poetry, gender studies and Jewish studies.
Dr. Ladin was awarded a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Non-Fiction Fellowship and a 2016 Hadassah Brandeis Research Fellwoship. She was a finalist for the 2009 Lambda Literary Award. She has twice been honored with Forward Fives awards, has received an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship.
Dr. Ladin is the author of seven books of poetry, IMPERSONATION (2015), THE DEFINITION OF JOY (2012) COMING TO LIFE (2010), PSALMS (2010), TRANSMIGRATION (2009), THE BOOK OF ANNA (2006), and ALTERNATIVES TO HISTORY (2003), as well as a memoir, THROUGH THE DOOR OF LIFE: A JEWISH JOURNEY BETWEEN GENDERS (2012) and a critical study, SOLDERING THE ABYSS: EMILY DICKINSON AND MODERN AMERICAN POETRY (2010). Her poems and essays have been widely published.
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Summer 2018
ENGL 4741
Spring 2018
Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 1100
Spring 2018
Ways to Reading
ENGL 2000
Fall 2017
Freshman Honors Seminar
ENGL 1200H
Fall 2017
Topics in Lit: Advanced Level
ENGL 3921
Spring 2017
Intro to Creative Writing
ENGL 1800
Spring 2017
Survey of American Lit I
ENGL 2006
Fall 2016
Writing Creative Nonfiction
ENGL 1802
Fall 2015
Advanced Exposition
ENGL 1300
Fall 2015
Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 1100