part of its Gender and Culture Series, the University of North Carolina
Press will be publishing this year Behind a Mask: The Artistry of
Anger in American Womens Literature, 1820-1860 by York College English
professor Linda Grass; the study explores the politics of anger
in works by 19th-century American women. Also this year, Cornell
University Press is bringing out Women Take Care: Gender, Race,
and the Culture of AIDS, an examination of the media representation
of the AIDS pandemic authored by LaGuardia Community College English
professor Katie Hogan.
Helping to prepare for such happy scholarly debuts was the Faculty
Publications Program (FPP), a CUNY-wide initiative designed to assist
full-time, untenured faculty in three disciplinesHumanities, Education,
or Social Sciences in the design and execution of writing projects
for publication in their fields. The ultimate goal is to nurture
a publication record substantial enough for promotion to tenure
at the University. In Hogans case FPP is hitting the mark: she has
already been promoted to associate professor and is eligible for
tenure next fall.
Since spinning off from the prior Faculty Advancement Program (which
commenced in 1989), FPP, in its three years of existence, has served
29 faculty participants who have produced countless articles and
many books. Participants in the program—this year there are ten
and an expansion is hoped for in the future receive reassigned time
to write and to take part in a collegial writing group. So far,
a book chapter and ten articles have been published among them,
and further publications are expected in the spring.
For information about future opportunities for participation in
FPP, call Jean Chen at 646-674-8574 at the University Office of
Compliance and Diversity Programs in the Office of the Vice Chancellor
for Faculty and Staff Relations.