Monique Ferrell, Professor of English, has been named City Tech’s 2014 Scholar on Campus. She will present her lecture “Screaming Mimis, Laughing Black Medusas, and Other Tales from the Yoke: An Introduction to the Creative Voice and Poetry Reading,” on Monday, April 7, at 5 p.m., in Namm Hall 119, 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. The lecture is open to the public and free.
Ferrell has authored/coauthored/coedited five books: Lead, Follow, or Move Out of The Way: Global Perspectives in Literature and Film (2006, 2009, 2012, 2015), Good Writing Made Simple (2009, 2012, 2015), Unsteady (2011), Black Body Parts (2002), and the forthcoming feminist criticism text Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (Fall 2014). Lead, Follow, or Move Out of The Way includes her short story “Go Brooklyn,” and Her Own Worst Enemy includes her original essay “Just Another Bitch on Reality Television: The Intentional Degradation of the American Woman.” Additionally, Ferrell has a book chapter forthcoming about actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the use of celebrity, and the modern day civil rights push for nationwide marriage equality in the forthcoming Star Power: On the Impact of Branded Celebrity (July 2014). Both her academic and creative texts enjoy adoptions at colleges, universities, and high schools nationwide.
Primarily a fiction writer and poet, her writing has been anthologized or featured in leading and award winning creative writing publications: Out of The Rough: Women’s Poems of Survival, Rabbit Ears: Poems About Television, Token Entry: New York City Subway Poems, The Place Where We Dwell: Reading and Writing About New York City, Antioch Review, American Poetry Review, North American Review, Puerto Del Sol, Alaska Quarterly Review, Hurricane Alice, Valley Voices, New York Quarterly Review, African Voices, Brownstone Review, Northeast, Lilith, Cimarron Review, and Quarterly West, among other publications.
Ferrell is also co-founder of 2 Bridges Review, City Tech’s first professional creative writing journal. She has read/performed at the New York Quarterly Reading Series, Barnes & Noble/Long Island Poetry Collaboration Reading Series, the Annual Poetry Festival on Governors Island, among other creative writing venues. She has also conducted creative writing workshops at Colorado Mesa University and Columbus State Community College. Pending/forthcoming projects include a third collection of poetry titled Attraversiamo, a short fiction collection of nine inter-woven stories titled Impetus, a poetry anthology Carrying On and Making Noise About It, and a collaborative essay on the various incarnations of the famed Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson titled “The Seduction Deduction: Erotica, Intellect, and the Transformation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson.”