Joseph C. Swatski, Ph.D
Phone: (914) 251-6411
Fax: (914) 251-6437
MLS, Library and Information Science, Long Island University, January 2004.
Ph.D., English Language and Literature, University of Maryland College Park, May 1997.
M.A, English Language and Literature, Duquesne University, May 1986.
B.S. in Education, Concentrations in English and Journalism, Duquesne University, May 1984.
SUNY-Purchase College Library.
Special Collections/Archives January 2007- present
Reference Librarian. Oct. 2004 - present
Interlibrary Loan Supervisor April –December 2006.
Midtown Library, Touro College.
Reference Librarian. July – Oct. 2004.
Bobst Library, New York University.
Internship. Sept.-Dec. 2003. Supervisor: Paula Feid, undergraduate librarian.
University of Maryland, College Park. Department of English.
Teaching Assistant/Instructor. 1986-1998.
Technical Writing; English as a Second Language (ESL);
Advanced, Intermediate (Writing Across the Curriculum), Freshman Composition; Literature by Women; Short Story.
“Testing Boundaries—Reading Postwar US Short Story Collections”
Director: Neil D. Isaacs Reader: Jackson Bryer
The dissertation pairs postwar US short story collections by Salinger, Purdy, Paley, Grau, Baldwin, Farrell, Selby, and Swados, exploring critical reception, canon placement, and literary re-evaluation.
“Grace Paley and the Evolution of Activism,” NYCEA Spring Conference,
Iona College, March 1999.
“The Defusing of Kirpal Singh in the film version of The English Patient,” NYCEA Fall Conference, Canisuis College, October 1999.
“Capitalist Ghosts in the stories of Edith Wharton,” NEMLA, Buffalo, April 7-8, 2000.
“Autobiography as Musical Composition: Listening to Charles Mingus’s Beneath the Underdog,” Autpbiography and Changing Identities Conference, University of British Columbia, July 27-30, 2000.
“When the Political Becomes Criminal—Angela Y. Davis in and against the Prison Industrial Complex,” NYCEA Fall Conference, Hilbert College, September 29-30, 2000.
“Jayne Cortez, World Beat, and Harmolodic Blues,” NEMLA, Hartford, CT, March 30-31, 2001.
“’Trying to rescue the language’: An Opinion on an Opinion in William Gaddis’s A Frolic of His Own,” NYCEA Spring Conference, St. John’s University, April 29, 2001.
““Avoiding the Message at all costs”: Luisa Valenzuela’s The Censors,“ NYCEA Spring Conference, Marymount College of Fordham University, April 28-29, 2006.
Modern Language Association (MLA): 1992 – present
New York College English Association (NYCEA): 1999 – present
State University of New York Librarians Association (SUNYLA): 2007- present