Department of English

Women, Gender, and Literature

The English department at The University of Texas contains a large and active group of scholars for whom gender and sexuality are central analytic categories.  Students pursuing the WGL concentration have produced superb dissertations in the areas of LGBTQ and feminist studies, queer theory, and women’s writing for more than twenty years.

In addition to its wide interests and expertise in British and American women's writing (Barchas, Barrish, Garcia, Carter, Chapelle Wojciehowski, Cullingford, Cvetkovich, S. Heinzelman, MacKay, Moore, Perez, Richardson, Scala, Wilks, Woods) and LGBTQ literature and culture (Cvetkovich, Hoad, Moore, Richardson), the group has particular strengths in African-American and African diaspora studies (Richardson, Wilks, Woodard), Chicana studies (Garcia, Perez), feminist and queer theories (Cvetkovich, Hoad, Moore, Richardson), poetry and poetics (Cullingford, Moore), film and popular culture (Cvetkovich, Perez, Richardson),  linguistics and rhetoric (Henkel, Woods); and feminist analysis of legal, scientific, and academic history and institutions (Hedrick, S. Heinzelman).


  • Barchas, Janine
  • Barrish, Phillip
  • Carter, Mia
  • Cullingford, Elizabeth Butler
  • Cvetkovich, Ann L.
  • Garcia, Patricia
  • Hedrick, Elizabeth A.
  • Heinzelman, Susan Sage
  • Heng, Geraldine
  • Henkel, Jacqueline M.
  • Hoad, Neville
  • MacKay, Carol Hanbery
  • Moore, Lisa L.
  • Murphy, Gretchen
  • Perez, Domino Renee
  • Richardson, Matt
  • Scala, Elizabeth
  • Wilks, Jennifer
  • Wojciehowski, Hannah Chapelle
  • Woodard, Helena
  • Woods, Marjorie Curry
To view the faculty profiles, please visit the Women, Gender, and Literature faculty listing.

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