Faculty Bio

Goretti M.V. Benca

Goretti M. V. Benca

Title(s): Instructor of English, CHE
Department: English, Foreign Languages, Philosophy

 

Goretti Benca
Contact Information
Phone: 845-688-6148
Office location: Stone Ridge Campus, VAN 222
Email: bencag@sunyulster.edu
Links: LinkedIn

 



Degree Information

Master of Arts (M.A.), Literature, SUNY New Paltz, 2007
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English and Secondary Education, Saint Bonaventure University, 1998


Courses Taught

College Writing
Introduction to Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Fantasy Literature
American Literature I
American Literature II
Food in Fiction


Primary Area of Expertise

Ernest Hemingway Studies
Elizabeth Madox Roberts Studies
Juvenile Fiction Studies
Composition and Rhetoric


Honors and Awards

Outstanding Contribution to the II International Imagism Conference, International Richard Aldington Society, 2010

Nominated Part-time Teacher of the Year, SUNY New Paltz, 2009

Outstanding Young Hemingway Scholar, Nick Adams Society, 2007


Publications and Presentations 

"In the Breaking of the Bread": Holy and Secular Communion in “In Our Time: Big Two Hearted River Parts I & II,” Hemingway Review (Fall 2013): 65-72. Print.

The Composition of Everyday Life: Instructor’s Guide. Prepared by: John Mauk, John Metz, Goretti Vianney-Benca. Fourth Edition. New York: Wadsworth, 2013. Print.

The Composition of Everyday Life Compact Edition: Instructor’s Guide. Prepared by: John Mauk, John Metz, Goretti Vianney-Benca. Fourth Edition. New York: Wadsworth, 2012. Print. (ISBN-10: 1133109527)

 “Reading the White Ink: A Feminist Look at Elizabeth Madox Roberts’ The Time of Man.” Elizabeth Madox Roberts: Prospect & Retrospect. Ed. H.R. Stoneback, William Boyle, and Matthew Nickel. West Park, NY: The Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society: Reading Roberts Series, 2012. 95-102. Print.

 “Teaching Roberts to Freshmen.” The Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society Newsletter. No 10.
March (2009). 6,9. Print.

 “Group Oral Presentation: Presenting Fairy Tales to Fellow Classmates.” Legacies: The Instructor’s Manual. Prepared by: Bill Coyle and Rachel Rigolino. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2008. 288-290. Print.

 “Taking the Puzzle Apart and Then Putting It Back Together: Using Film to Teach Analysis.” Legacies: The Instructor’s Manual. Prepared by: Bill Coyle and Rachel Rigolino. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2008. 291-292. Print.

“’Distressed Phrases of Prayer’: Seeking Our Lady’s Help in Roberts’ Black is My Truelove’s Hair.” Elizabeth Madox Roberts: Essays of Reassessment & Reclamation. Ed. H.R. Stoneback and Steven Florczyk. Nicholasville: Wind Publications, 2008. 305-311. Print.

 “A Performance Within a Performance: The Roles Katherine and Petruccio Assume in
William Shakespeare’s Play The Taming of the Shrew." Shawangunk Review. XVIII. Spring (2007): 59-63. Print.

 “Cleansing Waters of the Flood: Understanding That Our Lives Are Blessed in Robert Penn
Warren’s Flood.” Shawangunk Review. XVII. Spring (2006): 79-81. Print.


Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations

The Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society, President
ALA
International Hemingway Society
SAMLA


 

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