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Lisa Schreibersdorf, visiting assistant professor in the English Department, holds a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Schreibersdorf, who previously taught at Marquette University, is interested in the intersection of literature and political movements, especially as it concerns identity categories such as race, gender and class.

This semester, she’s teaching Modern American Short Fiction.


Joe E. Weil, a lecturer in the English Department, has been a Geraldine R. Dodge Poet-In-The-Schools since 1998. He’ll be teaching graduate-level courses in poetry at Binghamton.
Weil has received awards in recognition of outstanding teaching in the arts (2002, 2006). He’s also a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of In Praise We Enter (1998).
Weil, who grew up in Elizabeth, N.J., is a Rutgers University graduate.
Weil, 48, has composed music for piano, string quartets and chorus, most recently completing a commission for a Te Deum under the auspices of The New Jersey State and Woodbrige Arts Councils. He also enjoys fly fishing and playing piano, guitar, harmonica and “a truly terrible Irish tin whistle.”
Richard Mackenney, a professor in the History Department, earned bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degrees at the University of Cambridge.
His specialties include the Italian Renaissance, early modern Venice and Shakespeare.
Mackenney, author of several books, has taught at the University of Edinburgh, St. Catharine’s College in Cambridge and Colgate University. This semester at Binghamton, he’s teaching Shakespeare in Renaissance Context and Renaissances: Italy Circa 1300-1600.
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Last Updated: 10/14/08