Dr. David Shimkin - English

Education: Ph.D. in English Literature, New York University (1979)

English Composition (EN101)
Introduction to Literature (EN102)
Pop Culture (EN216)
American Literature I (EN411)
American Literature II (EN412)

Teaching Philosophy: Questions are better than answers.

Research Interests:

  • The Cultural and Aesthetic Significance of Rock & Roll
  • First Person Voice in American Literature

“The Flesh and the Appetites,” (short story) Vermont Literary Review. (summer/fall 2008).

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.