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Elizabeth Cullingford, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Faculty List

American Literature

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Michael W Adams

Associate Professor, University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor

adameve@austin.utexas.edu  |  CAL 316

Education   

Ph.D., 1973, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Legal writing; history of Western thought; the Bible as literature; the modern short story; the modern American novel.

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Phillip J Barrish

Associate Professor

pbarrish@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-7840  |  PAR 130

Education   

Ph.D., 1991, Cornell University

Interests

  American literature 1870-1930; medicine and literature; gender studies; "masculinity" as a cultural construction; whiteness studies; relationship between literature and liberalism.

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Chad Bennett

Assistant Professor

chad.bennett@utexas.edu  |  PAR 319

Education   

Ph.D., 2011, Cornell University
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Betsy A Berry

Senior Lecturer

bbarama@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8385  |  CAL 306

Education   

Ph.D., 1994, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Poetry; the short story; the British novel.

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Mary E Blockley

Professor

blockley@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8362  |  PAR 320

Education   

Ph.D., 1984, Yale University

Interests

  Old English language and literature; history of the English language; medieval manuscripts; Germanic philology.

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Brian A Bremen

Associate Professor

bremen@uts.cc.utexas.edu  |  512-471-7842  |  PAR 127

Education   

Ph.D., 1989, Princeton University

Interests

  American literature; modernism; the digital humanities; writers of the Harlem Renaissance; literary theory.

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Matt Cohen

Associate Professor

matt.cohen@utexas.edu  |  512-471-8112  |  PAR 20

Education   

Ph.D., 2002, College of William and Mary
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James H. Cox

Associate Professor

jhcox@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-7804  |  CAL 218

Education   

Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln
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Ann Cvetkovich

Professor

cvet@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8374  |  PAR 323

Education   

Ph.D., 1988, Cornell University

Interests

  Gay and lesbian studies; public feelings; trauma studies.

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Alan W Friedman

Professor

friedman@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8376  |  CAL 214

Education   

Ph.D., 1966, University of Rochester

Interests

  British and American modernism; the novel; drama, especially Shakespeare; international programs, faculty governance and academic freedom.

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John Morán González

Associate Professor

jmgonzal@utexas.edu  |  512-471-8117  |  PAR 321

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests

  Latino/a literature; Chicano/a literature; late nineteenth-century American literature; narrative theory; postcolonial studies.

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Don B Graham

Professor

dgbb@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8387  |  CAL 306

Education   

Ph.D., 1971, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Southwestern American literature; Australian literature and film; American literature.

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Kurt Heinzelman

Professor

kheinz@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-6688  |  PAR 121

Education   

Ph.D., 1978, University of Massachusettes

Interests

  British Romanticism 1750-1850; poetry and poetics; creative writing; archives and collecting; modernism and cultural economics.

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Rolando Hinojosa-Smith

Professor

rorro@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8796  |  PAR 324

Education   

Ph.D., University of Illinois

Interests

  Writer. Life and Literature of the Southwest.

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Heather Houser

Assistant Professor

houserh@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8766  |  PAR 228

Education   

PhD, 2010, Stanford University

Interests

  20th- and 21st-century Anglophone fiction (US focus); environmental literature and criticism; science, technology, and culture; the medical humanities; affect studies; data in narrative and new media

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Coleman Hutchison

Associate Professor

coleman.hutchison@utexas.edu  |  512-471-8372  |  CAL 314

Education   

Ph.D., 2006, Northwestern University

Interests

  U.S. literature and culture to 1900; poetry; print culture; the U.S. south; the American Civil War

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Martin W Kevorkian

Associate Professor, Associate Chair of the English Department

mkevorkian@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8797  |  PAR 325

Education   

Ph.D., 2000, University of California Los Angeles

Interests

  American Renaissance (mid-nineteenth-century New England literary culture); technology and race.

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David Kornhaber

Assistant Professor

david.kornhaber@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-9715  |  PAR 22

Education   

Ph.D., 2009, Columbia University

Interests

  Modern and contemporary drama; intersections of theatre and philosophy; critical theory; modernism and the avant-garde

Joseph E Kruppa

Professor Emeritus

joekruppa@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8360  |  CAL 11

Education   

Ph.D., 1964, Johns Hopkins University
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Wayne Lesser

Associate Professor

lesser@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8754  |  PAR 218

Education   

Ph.D., 1975, University of Chicago
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Lisa L Moore

Professor

llmoore@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-1837  |  PAR 217

Education   

Ph.D., 1991, Cornell University

Interests

  Eighteenth-century English and American literature; women's literature; LGBT literature and culture; poetry and poetics; visual studies and garden history; feminist and queer theory; history of sexuality.

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Gretchen Murphy

Professor

gretchen@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8532  |  CAL 311

Education   

Ph.D., 1999, University of Washington

Interests

  U.S. Literature and culture to 1914; nationalism and imperialism; sentimental and domestic writing.

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Domino R. Perez

Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies

drperez@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-7853  |  PAR 117

Education   

Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Interests

  Chican@ literature; American literature; popular culture; cultural studies; film.

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Matt Richardson

Associate Professor

matturichardson@gmail.com  |  512-471-8700  |  PAR 327

Education   

Ph.D., 2005, African Diaspora Studies and Emphasis in Women's and Gender Studies, University of California, Berkeley
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Patricia Roberts-Miller

Professor

redball@mindspring.com  |  512-471-8378  |  PAR 21

Education   

Ph.D., Rhetoric, 1987, University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  History, theory, and pedagogy of public argumentation.

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William J Scheick

J.R. Millikan Centennial Professor Emeritus

scheick@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8383  |  CAL 301

Education   

Ph.D., 1969, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Interests

  American literature and culture, especially colonial and nineteenth through early twentieth century; turn-of-the-century British; narrative and poetic morphology.

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Jeffrey Walker

Professor & Chair, Department of Rhetoric & Writing

jswalker@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-7843  |  PAR 3

Education   

Ph.D., 1985, University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  Rhetorical theory, history of rhetoric, ancient rhetoric, rhetoric and poetics, modern rhetoric and literature

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Thomas B Whitbread

Professor

whitbread@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8750  |  PAR 216

Education   

Ph.D., 1959, Harvard University

Interests

  Poetry, poetics, and literary criticism

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Jennifer M. Wilks

Associate Professor

jmwilks@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8702  |  PAR 329

Education   

Ph.D., 2003, Cornell University

Interests

  Paris as a site of diasporic intellectual exchange and transformation, comparative African American and Caribbean literature, contemporary African diasporic literature, Caribbean women’s writing, apocalyptic narratives

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Michael B Winship

Professor

bal@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8381  |  CAL 219

Education   

D.Phil, 1990, Oxford University

Interests

  History of the book, bibliography, and textual criticism

Helena Woodard

Associate Professor

hwood@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8703  |  PAR 331

Education   

Ph.D., 1991, University of North Carolina

Interests

  18th century British literature; ethnic and Third World literature; american literature, critical race theory; women, gender, and literature

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