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The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton (Modern Library, 2007)

Fri, Dec 14, 2007

John Rumrich, William Kerrigan, & Stephen M. Fallon, eds.


Department of English Congratulates Laura Furman

Awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship

Thu, Dec 6, 2007


Department of English Congratulates Laura Furman

Awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship

Thu, Dec 6, 2007



English Undergraduate Student Publishes Article

The Undergraduate Research Journal

Tue, Nov 20, 2007



The Department of English Congratulates Peter LaSalle

Recipient of Flannery O'Connor Award

Thu, Nov 8, 2007


The Department of English Congratulates Meggie Sudderth

Outstanding Student Finalist Award

Thu, Nov 8, 2007

Congratulations to Meggie Sudderth for her Outstanding Student Finalist Award given by the University of Texas at Austin Office of the President, Texas Parents and Student Government at the 2007 Celebration of Leadership Dinner on Friday, October 26, 2007.


Alan W. Friedman Publishes New Book

Party Pieces

Tue, Nov 6, 2007

Oral Storytelling and Social Performance in Joyce and BeckettExplores the Irish tradition of social performance embedded in James Joyce's fiction and Samuel Beckett's plays.



The Department of English Congratulates Brian Bremen

Burnt Orange Apple Award Recipient

Tue, Nov 6, 2007

We congratulate Brian Bremen on his winning of a University-wide teaching award, the prestigious Burnt Orange Apple Award.


The Department of English Congratulates Rolando Hinojosa-Smith

Lifetime Contribution to Texas Letters

Tue, Nov 6, 2007

Rolando Hinojosa-Smith is one of two recipients of the Texas Book Festival Bookend Award for lifetime contributions to Texas letters.


English Undergraduate Student Publishes Article

The Undergraduate Research Journal

Tue, Nov 6, 2007

We congratulate Eric Kwartler on his publication in The Undergraduate Research Journal, Volume VI, Spring 2007, sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin, Senate of College Councils. His faculty mentor on this project is Professor Carol MacKay.


Scholarship Awards

Rapoport-King Thesis Scholarships and Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Thu, Nov 1, 2007


The 2007 North American James Joyce Conference

Honoring Professor Thomas F. Staley

Mon, Oct 29, 2007


Bernth Lindfors Publishes New Book

Ira Aldridge

Mon, Oct 1, 2007

Bernth Lindfors is Professor Emeritus of English and African Literatures


English Department's 2007 TA and AI of the Year

Winners of annual contest selected

Tue, Jun 26, 2007

The Sophomore Literature program is proud to announce that Jeff Casey is the TA of the Year and Noah Mass is the AI of the Year.


The Department of English Congratulates SAIL

Celebrating Thirty Years in Print

Mon, Jun 25, 2007

Studies in American Indian Literatures (SAIL) is the only scholarly journal in the United States that focuses exclusively on American Indian literatures.


The Department of English Congratulates Jorie Woods, Lisa Moore, Sam Baker, and Dolora Chapelle-Wojciehowski

Recipients of Teaching Awards

Fri, Jun 15, 2007

The Department of English is pleased to announce that many of our distinguished faculty continue to be recognized with teaching awards.


The Department of English Congratulates Actors from the London Stage

Winner of the Austin Critics' Table Award for Best Touring Show

Fri, Jun 8, 2007

The Department of English is pleased to announce that Actors from the London Stage have received the 2006-2007 Austin Critics' Table Award for Best Touring Show for last fall's production of Hamlet staged here at UT.


English Graduate Students Participate in ''Living Newspapers''

Wed, Jun 6, 2007

Department of English Ph.D. Candidates Katy Young and Jeremy Dean have been doing wonderful work through Living Newspapers, a program by the Humanities Institute.


The Department of English Congratulates Kevin Carney and Patricia Schaub

Tue, Jun 5, 2007

The Department of English is pleased to announce that both Kevin Carney and Patricia Schaub have received 2007 Staff Excellence Awards.


The Department of English Congratulates Helena Woodard, Tom Cable, and Neville Hoad

Recipients of 2007 President's Associates Teaching Awards

Mon, Jun 4, 2007

The Department of English is pleased to congratulate Professors Tom Cable, Neville Hoad, and Helena Woodard for each receiving a 2007 President's Associates Teaching Award.


The Department of English Congratulates Vijay Pattisapu

Recipient of a 2007 George H. Mitchell Award for Academic Excellence

Fri, Jun 1, 2007

The Department of English congratulates Vijay Pattisapu, winner of a 2007 George H. Mitchell Student Award for Academic Excellence for his thesis ''Assembling Folk Language and Literature: Towards a Global Technology of Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border,'' directed by Samuel Baker of the Department of English, with the help of second reader Roger Renwick.


The Department of English Congratulates Jonathan Lamb

Recipient of the Co-op's Outstanding Thesis Award

Fri, Jun 1, 2007

The Department of English is pleased to announce that Jonathan Lamb has been given the Co-Op's Outstanding Thesis Award at their Graduate Education Ceremony.


Paul Muldoon to Read at the 2007 North American James Joyce Conference

Wed, May 30, 2007

Paul Muldoon will give a poetry reading at the 2007 North American James Joyce Conference, which the Department of English will host from June 13-17.


The English Department congratulates the winners of the Spring 2007 writing contests!

Tue, May 29, 2007

Entrants competed for the Fania Kruger Fellowship, Academy of American Poets College Poetry prize, and in fiction, poetry, critical essay, and personal essay.The English Department celebrated the winners of the Spring 2007 writing contests at a reception in the Texas Union on Tuesday, May 8. Congratulations to our winners!


Congratulations to our undergraduate thesis prize winner, Annalee Sweet, and honorable mention, Sophia Kwong

Fri, May 25, 2007

Annalee and Sophia both graduated in Spring 2007 with departmental Honors in English. They both wrote original Honors research theses and were honored at the English Department commencement ceremony for their work. Annalee won the second annual undergradaute thesis prize and Sophia won the honorable mention.


The Department of English congratulates our 2007-2008 merit scholarship winners

Thu, May 24, 2007

The Department of English has a record number of scholarship winners for the 2007-2008 academic year; we congratulate all of our outstanding students for their achievement!


The Department of English congratulates our Dean's Distinguished Graduates

Alyson Curtis, Sara Hakeem, and Annalee Sweet were all recognized by the College of Liberal Arts as 2007 distinguished graduates.

Mon, May 14, 2007

Dean’s Distinguished Graduates are chosen on the basis of academic performance, individual excellence, and service to the College and university community.


The Department of English Congratulates Jorie Woods

Recipient of Rome Prize for Renaissance Research

Fri, May 4, 2007

The American Academy in Rome awarded associate professor of English Marjorie Woods a Rome Prize for her research in Renaissance and Early Modern studies.


English Senior Linda Ramsey Wins First Annual Wasserstein Award

Wed, May 2, 2007

Texas playwright Linda Ramsey last night was named first winner of the Wasserstein Prize, an honor for emerging writers established in memory of playwright Wendy Wasserstein, who died last year.


Professor Don Graham Publishes New Anthology

Literary Austin

Wed, May 2, 2007

Don Graham brings together the history, color, and character of Texas's capital city since 1839 when it was selected, on the advice of Mirabeau B. Lamar, as the site for a new capital of the then-Republic of Texas.


James Cox Publishes New Book

Muting White Noise

Thu, Apr 26, 2007

In Muting White Noise, James H. Cox considers how Native authors liberate our imaginations from colonial narratives of dominance and conquest.


Tom Whitbread Publishes New Book of Poems

The Structures Minds Erect

Fri, Apr 13, 2007

A new collection of Professor Tom Whitbread's poetry, The Structures Minds Erect, has been published by Pecan Grove Press.


Poet Van Jordan wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Thu, Apr 12, 2007

The Department of English congratulates Aaron Van Jordan on his reception of a Guggenheim Fellowship. This is a rare honor: 189 scholars receive funding out of almost 3,000 applicants.


Evan Carton's Patriotic Treason Wins the $10K Grand Prize at the University Co-op Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards

Thu, Mar 29, 2007

Recreating history as it was thought, felt, and lived by John Brown and his compatriots, Patriotic Treason: John Brown and the Soul of America narrates the life of the first U. S. citizen committed to absolute racial equality.


Professor James Loehlin Publishes Chekhov: the Cherry Orchard

A Historical Examination of the Chekhov Play in Production

Thu, Mar 29, 2007

Chekhov’s masterpiece, about a Russian family losing its ancestral home, combines a lament for a vanishing past with a hopeful dream of the future.


Janine Barchas Wins American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

Thu, Mar 29, 2007

Barchas, winner of the SHARP prize for her first book Graphic Design, Print Culture, and the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Cambridge, 2003), was awarded an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for her new project entitled Heroes and Villains of Grubstreet: Edmund Curll, Samuel Richardson, and the Female Pen in the Eighteenth-Century Book Trade.


Oxford Summer Program still accepting applications for Summer 2007

Join us for five weeks in residence at Brasenose College, Oxford

Thu, Mar 1, 2007

The Oxford Summer Program gathers students at Brasenose College, Oxford. Founded in 1509, Brasenose is one of the oldest colleges at Oxford and is located right at the heart of the university. Program students get the rare opportunity to experience Oxford from the inside, living in-college as though they were attending Oxford itself. Students also enjoy the cultural and literary bounty of England: plays at the Globe and Royal Shakespeare Theatres, visits to Stratford-Upon-Avon, frequent trips to London, and field trips to Bath, Lyme Regis, Bristol, and Liverpool. And added to all this are the many attractions of Oxford itself: a medieval university, historic Colleges and libraries, the Ashmolean Museum, and many restaurants, pubs, and gardens, several of them famous in literary and popular history.


The Department of English Congratulates Neville Hoad

Wed, Feb 21, 2007

The Department of English is pleased to congratulate Neville Hoad. First, on his promotion to Associate Professor, and second, on the publication of his new book, African Intimacies. There have been few book-length engagements with the question of sexuality in Africa, let alone African homosexuality. African Intimacies simultaneously responds to the public debate on the “Africanness” of homosexuality and interrogates the meaningfulness of the terms “sexuality” and “homosexuality” outside Euro-American discourse. Speculating on cultural practices interpreted by missionaries as sodomy and resistance to colonialism, Neville Hoad begins by analyzing the 1886 Bugandan martyrs incident—the execution of thirty men in the royal court. Then, in a series of close readings, he addresses questions of race, sex, and globalization in the 1965 Wole Soyinka novel The Interpreters, examines the emblematic 1998 Lambeth conference of Anglican bishops, considers the imperial legacy in depictions of the H


Professor James Wimsatt Publishes New Book

Hopkins's Poetics of Speech Sound

Sun, Feb 18, 2007

Drawing from Gerald Manley Hopkins's diaries, letters, student essays, and correspondence with poet-friends, Wimsatt illustrates Hopkins's theory that the sound of poetic language carries an emotional, not merely logical and grammatical, meaning. Wimsatt concentrates his study on Hopkins's writings about 'sprung rhythm', 'lettering', and 'inscape' - his coinages - and makes abundant references to Hopkins's verse, showing how it exemplifies his language theory. Hopkins's Poetics of Speech and Sound highlights the significance of this relatively neglected aspect of an important poet's writings.


Oxford Summer Program still accepting applications for Summer 2007

Join us for five weeks in residence at Brasenose College, Oxford

Mon, Jan 1, 2007

The Oxford Summer Program gathers students at Brasenose College, Oxford. Founded in 1509, Brasenose is one of the oldest colleges at Oxford and is located right at the heart of the university. Program students get the rare opportunity to experience Oxford from the inside, living in-college as though they were attending Oxford itself. Students also enjoy the cultural and literary bounty of England: plays at the Globe and Royal Shakespeare Theatres, visits to Stratford-Upon-Avon, frequent trips to London, and field trips to Bath, Lyme Regis, Bristol, and Liverpool. And added to all this are the many attractions of Oxford itself: a medieval university, historic Colleges and libraries, the Ashmolean Museum, and many restaurants, pubs, and gardens, several of them famous in literary and popular history.


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