Department of English

Meghan C Andrews

Graduate student


Madison Andrews

Graduate student


Raul Ariza-Barile

Graduate student

arizab.raul@utexas.edu

Interests: Medieval European Romance; Anglo-Norman Literature; Anglo-Iberian Contacts in the Middle Ages; Pre-Modern Theories of Fiction.


COURTNEY C BARAJAS

Graduate student

courtneybarajas@utexas.edu |
FAC 16

Interests: Travel, science, and medical writing in medieval England; medieval anthologies and manuscript culture; Anglo-Saxon literature and linguistics


Gillian Barlow Graham

Graduate student


CAROLINE B BARTA

Graduate student


Micah Bateman

Graduate student

micah.bateman@utexas.edu |
FAC 16

Interests: Nineteenth-century American literature, American poetry after Whitman, poetry and poetics, digital humanities, textual/book studies


Todd J Battistelli

Graduate student


Catherine M Blouke

Graduate student

cate.blouke@utexas.edu

Interests: rhetoric, humor, media studies, performance studies, digital humanities,


AXEL BOHMANN

Graduate student


Jeffrey Boruszak

Graduate student

jeffrey.boruszak@gmail.com |
FAC 16

Interests: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics; The Avant-Garde and Experimental Literature; Digital Humanities; Sound Studies


Matthew Breece

Graduate student


Erica Brozovsky

Graduate student

ebroz@utexas.edu

Interests: Sociolinguistics; Accent


Delia Byrnes

Graduate student

deliabyrnes@gmail.com

Interests: American literature, Southern studies, cultural memory, film, print culture


Kristin Canfield

Graduate student

kristin.canfield@utexas.edu

Interests: American literature


Amber Clark

Graduate student

amber.dove.clark@gmail.com

Interests: Medieval literature; cartography; saints’ lives; travel narratives; literary representations of geography, space, and place


Ansley Colclough

Graduate student

colclough@utexas.edu

Interests: continental philosophy, media theory, tactical media, the rhetoric of social movements, biopolitics/necropolitcs, solidarity and identification


Erin Cotter

Graduate student

ejcotter@utexas.edu

Interests: Early 20th century American Literature and Silent Film, Realism, Naturalism, Gender Studies, and Culture Studies


JAKE AUSTIN COWAN

Graduate student

jake.cowan@utexas.edu

Interests: continental philosophy; psychoanalysis; social media ecology; the metaphysics of online presence; Joyce, Kubrick, Žižek


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Lynn A Cowles

Teaching Assistant

cowlesla@utexas.edu |
PAR 408

Interests: The history of the novel, the eighteenth century, early modern metaphysics, and intellectual history.


Alexander Cronis

Graduate student


Sagnik Datta

Graduate student


Dalton Day

Graduate student


YVETTE MARIE DECHAVEZ

Graduate student


ELIZABETH S DEMOTT

Graduate student


ERIC STEVEN DETWEILER

Graduate student


Megan Eatman

Graduate student

meeatman@gmail.com


Reid Echols

Graduate student

reidechols@utexas.edu

Education: PhD in English, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Modern British Literature, Irish Poetry and Drama, Religion and Literature, Conflict Studies


Jessica Egan

Graduate student

jesiegan@gmail.com

Interests: Contemporary LGBTQ and women's writing; 20th century British and Irish fiction; modernist literature; reception studies and queer fandom; archival theory.


Colleen Gleeson Eils

Graduate student

colleen.eils@gmail.com

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Twentieth century and contemporary Native American, Mexican American, and Asian American literatures


Brice Ezell

Graduate student

briceezell@utexas.edu

Education: BA, English; BA, Philosophy, George Fox University

Interests: Modern Drama; philosophy and literature, particularly epistemology; film and television


Kaitlyn Farrell

Graduate student


SARAH N FRANK

Graduate student


JOHN D FRY

Assistant Instructor, Department of English

johndfry@utexas.edu

Education: M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry), Texas State University

Interests: Middle English; Chaucer and his afterlives; medieval drama; lay spirituality and vernacular theology; the cult of saints; periodization; historiography; artes memorativa; queer theory; affect; temporality; archive theory; psychoanalysis; contemporary poetry and poetics.


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Lauren J Gantz

Graduate student

lgantz@utexas.edu |
CAL 411

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Caribbean Literatures, Diaspora Studies, Trauma Studies, Archives and Archival Studies, Queer and Gender Studies


Robert S Garbacz

Graduate student


JAMES DONATHAN GARNER

Graduate student


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LINDSEY M GAY

Graduate student

lindseympgay@utexas.edu |
PAR 3C

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Long eighteenth century, British Romanticism, women writers, gender, sexuality, science and literature, medicine and literature, class, social contract theory, family politics,


KENDALL J GERDES

PhD Candidate, Rhetoric & Writing

kendalljoy@utexas.edu |
www.kendallgerdes.com

Interests: ancient rhetorics, queer theory, poststructuralism, feminisms, ethics


RHIANNON J GOAD

Graduate student


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Meghan Gorman-Darif

Graduate student

meghangormandarif@utexas.edu

Education: M.A., Breadloaf School of English, Middlebury College

Interests: Postcolonial theory and literature, contemporary fiction, transnational and global fiction, representations of violence in postcolonial and contemporary fiction


LAUREN MARIE GREWE

Graduate student

lauren.grewe@utexas.edu |
FAC 16

Education: MA, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Early Native American literature, nineteenth-century American poetry, textual studies


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Lisa Gulesserian

Graduate student


PAX GUTIERREZ-NEAL

PhD Candidate; UWC Presentations Co-Coordinator

pax_gn@utexas.edu |
PCL 2.330

Education: M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Folklore; Shapeshifting/Transhumanism in Medieval Literature; Old Norse, Old and Middle English, Old and Middle French, etc; Animal Studies, Post/Transhumanism, Feminist Theory


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ALLISON J HAAS

Graduate student

ajh2747@utexas.edu

Education: M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: 20th century Irish literature, postcolonialism, globalization, British cultural studies, women and gender studies


Kirsten Hall

Graduate student

kirstenahall@utexas.edu

Interests: 18th century literature, the novel, Sterne, Austen, Richardson


JENNIFER L HARGER

Graduate student


HANNAH V HARRISON

Graduate student

hvharrison@utexas.edu |
Parlin 404

Education: M.A., University of Louisville

Interests: Rhetorical history and theory, the rhetoric of social movements, rhetorical education, agrarian/rural studies, Southern studies, food studies


Tekla Hawkins

Graduate student


Mary L Hedengren

Graduate student

mary.hedengren@gmail.com

Education: MA English (Rhetoric), Brigham Young University

Interests: nascent identities, disciplinarity, history of rhetoric, composition, WID


Melissa Heide

Graduate student

m.heide@utexas.edu

Education: B.A., University of Virginia

Interests: Medieval women's texts, Middle English, Chaucer, queer theory, ecotheory, animal studies.


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Jennifer Hemstreet

Graduate student

gray.hemstreet@utexas.edu |
PAR406

Interests: Long 18th Century; Classics and Neoclassicism; literary eternization; Pope, Swift, and the Scriblerians


ZACHARY RYAN HINES

Graduate student

zhines@utexas.edu

Education: M.A., King's College, London

Interests: Medieval manuscript culture; books and libraries; the English Middle Ages. Also, 'Quad'.


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Nicholas Holterman

Graduate student

holternick@gmail.com

Education: B.S. French and English Literature, SUNY Oneonta


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JENNY HOWELL

Graduate student

jenny.h.howell@gmail.com

Interests: Twentieth- and twenty-first century American and British literature and culture; the historical novel; historiography; ethics in literature


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BRIANNA E HYSLOP

Graduate student

brianna.e.hyslop@utexas.edu

Interests: Travel Narratives, British Literature, Modernism, Imperialism, Nationalism, Landscape Studies


Corrie Jacobs

Graduate student

corriejacobs@utexas.edu |
FAC 16

Interests: 18th-Century British Literature, 19th-Century British Literature, Women's Writing


Brianna C Jewell

Graduate student


ROBERT W JONES

Graduate student

jonesrw1@utexas.edu

Interests: Shakespeare Studies, Renaissance Drama, Modern Drama, Contemporary Performance, Film Criticism


Alfredo Khoshnood

Graduate student

alfredo-khoshnood@utexas.edu

Education: B.A., English, The University of Iowa

Interests: Milton, early modern poetry and poetics, monism/materialism, early modern religious poetry


Aleina Kreider

Graduate student

aakreider@utexas.edu

Interests: 20th century prose fiction (esp. the novel), Lost Generation, philosophy and literature, religion and literature


LUKE MICHAEL LANDTROOP

Graduate student


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Keith Leisner

Assistant Instructor, Department of Rhetoric and Writing

kleisner@utexas.edu |
(512) 471-4991 |
Flawn Academic Center 16

Education: MA, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Life writing, literary linguistics, syntax, semantics, and authorship and representations of Hollywood in twentieth-century American literature


STEVEN J LEMIEUX

PhD Student, Rhetoric and Writing

stevenjlemieux@utexas.edu

Interests: rhetorical theory, posthuman rhetorics, parasites


Thomas Lindsay

Graduate Student

thomas.e.lindsay@utexas.edu |
PAR 404

Education: M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Early Modern English Drama, Elizabethan and Stuart Court Culture and Performance, LGBTQ Literature and Culture, Performance Criticism


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Sequoia Maner

Graduate student

smaner@utexas.edu

Education: PhD in English Literature, University of Texas at Austin


COURTNEY A MASSIE

Graduate student

courtney.massie@utexas.edu |
FAC 16

Education: M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Modern and contemporary drama; performance theory and criticism; violence, trauma, and the body; feminism; music and musicality.


RACHEL C MAZIQUE

Graduate student


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Sheela Jane Menon

Ph.D. Candidate / Assistant Instructor

sjmenon@utexas.edu |
FAC 16

Interests: Malaysian & Southeast Asian Literature / Gender, Race & National Identity / Postcolonial & Asian American Studies / Critical Race Theory


AARON V MERCIER

Graduate student


Ashley E Miller

Graduate student

ashley.e.palmer@utexas.edu

Interests: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature, Women and Gender Studies, Labor and Social Class, Consumer Culture, Material Culture, Modernism.


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REGINA MARIE MILLS

Assistant Instructor, Department of English and Mexican American and Latino Studies

regina.mills@utexas.edu |
PAR 3C

Interests: Latin@ and Chican@ Literature, US Immigrant Literature (particularly of the Central American diasporas), African American Literature, Human Rights, Refugee Studies


JOSEPH A MOORE

Graduate student


William Mosley

Graduate student

williammosley12@gmail.com

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin


SARA PEVEHOUSE O'NEILL

Graduate student


Alejandro Omidsalar

Graduate student

omidsalar@utexas.edu |
FAC 16

Interests: The horror genre, American literature


Christo Ortiz Y Prentice

Graduate student


Julie Poole

Graduate student

juliepoole.jp@utexas.edu

Education: B.A.,Creative Writing, Columbia University


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Helene Grayce Remiszewska

Graduate student

helene.remi@utexas.edu

Interests: American literature, nineteenth-century literature, cultural studies, critical theory


SARAH ASHLEY RIDDICK

Graduate student


ROBIN V RIEHL

Graduate student


Michael R Roberts

Graduate student


KAREN E ROYALL

Graduate student


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Sara R Saylor

Assistant Instructor

sarasaylor@gmail.com

Interests: English Renaissance literature, religious conflict, secularization, affect, allegory, romance, tragedy, pastoral


David Schaefer

Graduate student


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Rachel M Schneider

Graduate student


PATRICK SCHULTZ

Graduate student


JENNIFER SHAPLAND

Assistant Instructor

jenn.shapland@utexas.edu |
512.471.9119 |
PAR 403

Education: Assistant Instructor, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: contemporary short fiction and nonfiction; environmental literature; female writers; queer theory; waste studies


Ryan Sharp

Graduate student

ryan0sharp@gmail.com


Zachary Sharp

Assistant Instructor

zsharp@utexas.edu |
FAC 16

Interests: Seventeenth century religious poetry, esp. Herbert, Donne, and Milton; aesthetics; pragmatism.


Mark Sheridan

Graduate student


Valerie Sirenko

Graduate student

valerie.sirenko@gmail.com

Interests: American literature, literature and the law, object studies, cultural studies


CASEY LAUREN SLOAN

Graduate student

clsloan@utexas.edu

Interests: Women's and Gender Studies, Queer Studies, British Cultural Studies, Rise of the Novel, Gothic Genealogies, Fashion Studies


MEGHAN B SMITH

Graduate student


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MELISSA ANN SMITH

Graduate student

msmith46@utexas.edu

Interests: Women's writing, Victorian novel, George Eliot, stewardship and the novel, care ethics


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JEREMY P SMYCZEK

Graduate student

jsmyczek@utexas.edu |
PAR 403

Education: MA, University of North Carolina Wilmington


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DORREL T SPITZER-HANKS

Graduate student


KATHARINE A STEVENSON

Katharine A Stevenson

katstev@utexas.edu |
FAC 16

Interests: Modern British Literature, British Cultural Studies, Empire Writing, Queer Studies


ANNE C STEWART

Graduate student


Charles Stewart

Graduate student

charles.stewart@utexas.edu

Education: BA, Boston College

Interests: 20th century British literature; James Joyce; psychoanalysis; food in literature


DEBORAH C STREUSAND

Graduate student


LAURA E THAIN

Graduate student


MALEY H THOMPSON

Graduate student


Jason Tobin

Graduate student

tobinjas@gmail.com


JULIA F TRAYLOR

Graduate student


ELLIOTT STAUNTON TURLEY

Graduate student


JOANNA L. TURNER

Graduate student

joanna.thaler@gmail.com |
FAC 16

Interests: Long nineteenth-century British novel, disability studies, historiography, biography, marriage/medical plot, Jane Austen


AMY L TUTTLE

Graduate student


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Andrew G. Uzendoski

Graduate student

uzendoski@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin


Megan Leigh Varelmann

Graduate student


PETER J VOSS

Graduate student


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Mary A Wall

Graduate student

awall@utexas.edu

Education: MA, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Digital rhetoric, professional communication, content marketing, rhetorical genre theory, social media, internet studies, software studies


LAURA KNOWLES WALLACE

Graduate student

laura.k.wallace@utexas.edu |
PAR 404

Interests: reception studies, twentieth-century American novels, queer theory, experimental fiction, popular culture


Thomas Ward

Graduate student

tbward11@gmail.com


COLE THOMAS WEHRLE

Graduate student


Noah Weisz

Graduate student

nweisz@utexas.edu


Jazmine Wells

Graduate student


Nyssa S Wilton

Graduate student


REBECCA L WISE

Graduate student


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Jana Zevnik

Graduate student


LILY A ZHU

Graduate student


Kathleen Adelaid Zvarych

Graduate student



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