Greetings and salutations!

My name is Leah and I’m a freshman majoring in Graphic Design and Digital Media. I’m from Groton, NY and I work at my families’ dog boarding facility. I love exotic animals like chameleons and I enjoy reading many genres of books. I’m excited to get to know everyone throughout this semester.

Hey everyone I’m Ryan

I’m from Long Island and currently a Sophomore. I work as a lifeguard at the SLC and was enrolled in 3 English classes last semester because I enjoy reading and writing. Looking forward to class this semester and getting to know you all.

Hi, I’m Jessie!

I’m from Warwick, NY. My favorite book is “Lord of the Flies”, I love Shakespeare, and I love to write poetry, narratives, etc.


Hi my name is Amanda Cook I am a Sophomore. I graduated from Smithtown West in Long Island. My major is Spanish Adolescence Education. I look forward to getting to know everyone this semester.

Hello my name is Chris

My name is Chris, and I’m from Long Island. The last book I read was Supermarket by Bobby Hall. I like reading and writing a lot, but I also enjoy playing guitar and I enjoy making them with my father as well. Looking forward to this class and can’t wait to see what the future holds!


Welcome to “ENG252 – Intro to Multicultural Literature.” I’m Professor Savonick, and I can’t wait for our semester together!

Prior to our first course session, there are a few things that you can do to ensure a smooth start to the semester.

  1. Read through the syllabus. I will make small adjustments throughout the semester, but this should give you a general idea of what will be covered in our course. We will go over the syllabus on the first day of class, so please come prepared with questions.
  2. Obtain all required readings for the course.
  3. Register to use this course site. Before you are able to access readings, blog, and comment on our course site, you will need to register. For this course, you will be writing blogs that are publicly available. For that reason, I encourage you to sign up for an account with a username that will not disclose your identity. Your username and name should include your first name and last initial and I recommend you set “Who is allowed to see this field?” to “All Members” so that only our class can identify you. Remember to save your username and password! Once you register, you should receive a confirmation email. I will then activate your account and you will be all set to read and write.
  4. You might find it useful to bookmark this site.

Looking forward to meeting you on Monday, August 26. Enjoy the rest of break!

Image courtesy of Karolina Szczur