Growing Writing Program at Long IslandUniversity's Southampton College Adds New Faculty

Jane Finalborgo, Director of Public Relations

Christopher Cory
University Director of Public Relations

Southampton, August 28 - Southampton College of Long Island Universityhas made three full-time appointments to support its growing programs inEnglish and Writing.

William Hathaway, newly hired as associate professor of Englishstarting this fall, is the author of six books of poetry, including "AWilderness of Monkeys" (1975), "Looking into the Heart of Light"(1988) and "Churlesgrace" (1992), as well as numerous stories,essays and reviews. He will teach creative writing and literature, bothin the undergraduate English major and in the new Master of Fine Arts programthat the College will offer beginning in the summer of 1998.

He will move to the East End from Bar Harbor, where he has been teachingat the College of the Atlantic. A 1969 graduate of the Master of Fine Artsprogram in writing at the University of Iowa, he has taught at Cornell,Union College, Skidmore and Louisiana State University.

His listing in "The Dictionary of Literary Biography" notesthat Hathaway "continues to challenge himself and his readers, whohave come to view him as one of the most skilled, serious, and independentof living American poets." Hathaway's work is widely anthologized incollections of contemporary authors. He directed the undergraduate writingprogram and developed the graduate offerings in creative writing when hetaught at Louisiana State and was co-founder of the Ithaca House Press.

Novelist Indira Ganesan will also join the English faculty startingin the summer of 1998 as an assistant professor teaching writing and literatureon both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Ganesan is the author oftwo novels published by Alfred A. Knopf, the highly-acclaimed "TheJourney" (1990) and "Inheritance," the latter to be publishedthis spring, as well as numerous short stories. Her fiction, like her background,brings together the cultures of America and India in what The New York Times,in its review of "The Journey," called "a symphony for thesenses" that abounds in "unforgettable images, rendered in clean,economical prose."

A graduate of Vassar and of the University of Iowa's M.F.A. program inwriting, Ganesan currently is a fellow of the Mary Ingraham Bunting Instituteat Radcliffe College. The fellowship provides outstanding women scholars,scientists, artists and writers the opportunity for advanced study and scholarship.

Robert Hullot-Kentor is internationally known as a scholar ofthe German philosopher and critic Theodor Adorno, whose collected workshe is editing for the English-language translation being published by StanfordUniversity Press. Hullot-Kentor will join the College's English facultythis fall as a teacher of literature and language at the rank of associateprofessor.

After receiving his doctorate in comparative literature from the Universityof Massachusetts, Hullot-Kentor taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges,Harvard and Stanford. He is fluent in French as well as German, has publishedas a poet, and was recently honored as a research fellow at the EinsteinForum in Berlin. His numerous articles on Adorno and the Frankfurt Schoolof contemporary thought have appeared in Telos, New German Critique andmany collections of essays.

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