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Alumni Achievements

Undergraduate

Former UT English major and veteran travels the world, creates non-profit foundationErick Prince-Heaggans

When Erick Prince-Heaggans came to the University of Texas, he had already completed four tours of military duty in Iraq and Afghanistan as a security forces and maintenance specialist for C-130 aircraft [Read more...]

English Alumnus Ben Stroud publishes Byzantium

Ben Stroud and the cover of Byzantium

The literary world is buzzing about Department of English Alumnus Ben Stroud [Read more...]

English Graduate Pamela Willeford Receives Distinguished Alumnus AwardPamela Willeford

The Honorable Pamela Willeford (BA English, ’72) has been named one of six University of Texas Distinguished Alumni by the Texas Exes. [Read more...]

A Q&A with Ashley Hope Perez, Author of 'What Can't Wait'Ashley Hope Perez

English alumna Ashley Hope Perez speaks with ShelfLife about her young adult novel.[Read more...]

A Q&A with Ashley Hope Perez, Author of 'The Knife and the Butterfly'Ashley Hope Perez

English alumna Ashley Hope Perez speaks with ShelfLife about her young adult novel.[Read more...]

Graduate

Alumnus Stephen Dobranski is named Distinguished University Professor at Georgia State

Stephen Dobranski

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Dobranski, one of the English Department’s accomplished graduates, on his being named a Distinguished University Professor at Georgia State University [Read more...]

Alumnus David Harper becomes a Rare Book School-Mellon Fellow

David Harper

Congratulations to Lieutenant Colonel David Harper, a graduate of the UT English Literature Ph.D. program who is now an assistant professor at the United States Military Academy [Read more...]

An Interview with Dustin Stewart, our 2013 department level dissertation prizewinner

Dustin Stewart

Dustin Stewart has been named the 2013 English Department dissertation prizewinner.  [Read more...]

Alumnus Jeremy Dean, the Education Czar of Rap Genius, discusses his career path with us, will give campus talk next week

Jeremy Dean
If you’re not already familiar with Rap Genius, the website that just over a year ago received a $15 million dollar investment from the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (founded by Marc Andreessen, the inventor of the web browser), it’s a website founded in 2009 by three Yale grads with a love of rap music. [Read more...]

Dr. Supriya Nair's newest book wins the prestigious Nicolás Guillén Award

Supriya Nair

Supriya Nair earned her Ph.D. in the English Department at UT in 1992 by writing a dissertation on "Making History: Social Revolution in the Novels of George Lamming," a version of which, Caliban's Curse: George Lamming and the Revisioning of History, was published as her first book in 1996 by the University of Michigan Press. [Read more...]

English department alumna Layne Parish Craig, now an instructor at TCU, publishes her first book

Layne Craig

 In alumni news, Dr. Layne Parish Craig, a graduate of the University of Texas Ph.D. program in English Literature, now an Instructor of English at Texas Christian University, has published her first book, When Sex Changed: Birth Control Politics and Literature between the World Wars. [Read more...]

University of Houston Associate Professor Margot Backus, a UT alumna, publishes second book

Margot Backus

 In alumni news, Margot Backus, a graduate of the University of Texas M.A. and Ph.D. programs in English Literature, now a professor of English at the University of Houston, has published her second book [Read more...]

Alumna Terri LeClercq fights uphill battle to preserve prisoners’ rights

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After 10 years spent investigating and exploring the conditions of the U.S. prison system, Alumna Terri LeClercq is fighting the uphill battle to preserve the legal rights of prison inmates [Read more...]

English Alumna Jeanette Herman wins Cale McDowell Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Studies

Jeanette Herman

The Department of English congratulates English alumna Jeanette Herman [Read more...]

Alumna Susan "George" Schorn publishes 'Smile at Strangers: And Other Lessons in the Art of Living Fearlessly'

Book cover for 'Smile at Strangers' and photograph of Susan Shorn

The Department of English congratulates alumna Susan "George" Schorn on the forthcoming publication of her memoir [Read more...]

Greg Barnhisel and Vessela Valiavitcharska receive prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Greg Barnhisel and Vessela Valiavitcharska
The Department of English congratulates alumni Greg Barnhisel and Vessela Valiavitcharska [Read more...]

Chicago-Kent College of Law appoints graduate alumna Terri LeClercq as first ever Ralph L. Brill Distinguished Visitor

Terri Leclercq
The Department of English congratulates graduate alumna Terri Leclercq on her recent appointment as the Ralph L. Brill Chair Distinguished Visitor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Leclercq, a pioneer in the field of legal writing, is the first scholar to hold the College of Law’s newly established Distinguished Visitor position. [Read more...]

A Q&A with Michael Erard, Author of 'Babel No More'

English graduate alumnus Michael Erard speaks with ShelfLife about his new publication. [Read more...]

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