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Wait Lists have arrived on ROSE

The online and phone registration systems now can offer you waitlists when you register.

Sun, Oct 10, 2004

The waitlist system is a great new innovation for UT. Take advantage of it!


Professor Bernth Lindfors donates his personal library to the University of Natal

One of the most important collections of African literature in the world

Wed, Jul 14, 2004

One of the most important collections of African literature in the world is on its way from the United States to Durban, South Africa, to form part of a new Centre for African Literary Studies, the University of Natal said, according to the South African Press Association.


Professor Don Graham publishes the first anthology of Texas Literature

The biggest collection of writing about Texas yet assembled

Wed, Jul 14, 2004

In this anthology, Don Graham has rounded up a comprehensive collection of writings that provides an overview of the diversity and excellence of Texas literature and reveals its vital contribution to America's literary landscape.


Professor Laura Furman became the Series Editor of the O'Henry Prize Stories in February 2002

Her first volume, The O. Henry Prize Stories 2003, was published in October 2003

Wed, Jul 14, 2004

Professor Laura Furman became Series Editor of The O.Henry Prize Stories in February 2002, and her first volume, The O. Henry Prize Stories 2003, was published in October 2003. The series began in 1919, and there have been nine series editors in all. The next volume in the series, The O.Henry Prize Stories 2005, will be published by Anchor Books in January 2005. Furman, the first female O. Henry series editor since Mary Stegner held the position in 1960, has instituted changes that she hopes will enrich readers? appreciation of the wealth of short fiction written in English and published each year in North America.


Alumnus J.M. Coetzee awarded 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature

Author of ''Waiting for the Barbarians'' and ''Life and Times of Michael K''

Tue, Jun 1, 2004

Coetzee, who received his Ph.D. in English in 1969 from The University of Texas at Austin, sets most of his literary work in his native South Africa. The Swedish Academy in Stockholm described his books as being ''characterized by their well-crafted composition, pregnant dialogue and analytical brilliance. But at the same time he is a scrupulous doubter, ruthless in his criticism of the cruel rationalism and cosmetic morality of western civilization.''


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