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UPDATED: Graduate students curate HRC exhibit featuring ‘glamorized’ books

Fri, Dec 31, 2010

‘Pimp My Book: a brief history of the customized reading experience’ includes examples of peacocked, bejeweled, and otherwise glamorized books, from medieval manuscript to modern novel.

Keene Prize play goes on to U.S. and U.K. premieres

Tue, Dec 21, 2010

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's prize-winning play "Lidless" will open in Philadelphia and London in 2011.

Associate Professor Janine Barchas wins Humanities Research Award

Wed, Dec 15, 2010

Professor Barchas is one of ten College of Liberal Arts faculty members to receive the $15,000 grant.

Associate Professor Elizabeth Richmond-Garza wins Texas Exes Teaching Award

Tue, Dec 14, 2010

A student committee selected Professor Richmond-Garza as the College's recipient of the Texas Exes-sponsored award.

Professor Woods at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, Italy.

Professor Marjorie Woods wins Humanities Research Award to study how Europeans taught and learned writing

Fri, Dec 10, 2010

Woods is one of 10 College of Liberal Arts faculty members to receive the newly established $15,000 award.

Gulf Coast journal awards annual nonfiction prize to Associate Professor Judith Kroll

Fri, Nov 5, 2010

Kroll's essay "Happy Families" chosen for publication and $1000 prize.

Glasscock Center Awards Twelfth Book Prize to Associate Professor Matt Cohen

Thu, Nov 4, 2010

Professor Cohen will receive the award and present a lecture on 9 February 2011.

Professor John Morán González publishes 'The Troubled Union'

Fri, Sep 17, 2010

The Troubled Union: Expansionist Imperatives in Post-Reconstruction American Novels (González, Ohio State University Press, 2010),

English Department grad student Joanna Thaler wins Jane Austen Society of North America essay contest

Tue, Sep 7, 2010

Joanna's essay on Austen's 'Northanger Abbey' took first place in the contest's graduate division.

Lindsey Schell (left), Kristen Hogan, and Matt Richardson.

Assistant Professor Matt Richardson collaborates on new UT Libraries tool: The Black Queer Studies Collection

Thu, Sep 2, 2010

This virtual gathering of works, the first of its kind, indicates the importance of critical library interventions as scholarly tools.

Professor Mia Carter (left) and Assistant Professor Coleman Hutchison.

Associate Professor Mia Carter and Assistant Professor Coleman Hutchison win Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards

Wed, Sep 1, 2010

The awards, believed to be the highest in the nation for undergraduate faculty, recognize extraordinary classroom performance, innovation, and dedication.

Chicago-Kent College of Law appoints graduate alumna Terri LeClercq as first ever Ralph L. Brill Distinguished Visitor

Wed, Sep 1, 2010

LeClercq, a pioneer in the field of legal writing, was also recognized as a Texas State University-San Marcos Distinguished Alumna.

Acclaimed poets David Wevill and Michael McGriff will give November 10 Ransom Center reading

Wed, Sep 1, 2010

Wevill, a professor emeritus, and McGriff, a Michener Center alumnus, will present their work to celebrate a new edition of Wevill's collected works.

Poets Evie Shockley, Ange Mlinko, and Kevin Prufer give reading in conjunction with Poetry Society of America Spotlight Series

Wed, Sep 1, 2010

The Creative Writing Program & the Michener Center for Writers invite you to a panel discussion and reading by poets and critics.

Summer's Lease: Study Shakespeare, Austen, and the Gothic Novel at Oxford's Wadham College

Wed, Sep 1, 2010

The English Department's Oxford Summer Program offers undergraduates a chance to study abroad in Oxford.

Professor Barbara Harlow to present 2010 Africa Distinguished Lecture

Thu, Aug 26, 2010

Dr. Harlow will discuss Ruth First's activism in the anti-apartheid struggle and her pedagogy in post-independence Africa.

Assistant Professor Coleman Hutchison to participate in 2010-2011 Visiting Scholars Program

Tue, Aug 24, 2010

Professor Hutchison will begin his year-long appointment in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Visiting Scholars Program this fall.

Professor Geraldine Heng awarded residential research fellowship

Tue, Aug 17, 2010

Professor Heng will participate in a spring 2011 research seminar at the University of California.

Tickets now on sale for AFTLS production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Mon, Aug 16, 2010

Actors from the London Stage returns to UT to perform Shakespeare's popular early comedy.

Professor James Magnuson's play kicks off annual New York theater festival

Thu, Aug 5, 2010

The Lincoln Center Out of Doors featured 'No Snakes in This Grass' as 2010's inaugural performance.

Professor Emerita Kate Frost dies at 71

Tue, Aug 3, 2010

Professor Frost, a Renaissance scholar, was known for her intellect, wit, and generosity of spirit.

Alumnus John Meyer's 'American Volunteers' makes the longlist for 2010 Dylan Thomas Prize

Thu, Jul 22, 2010

Meyer is the first playwright ever considered for the prestigious award.

Literary quarterly publishes Professor Elizabeth McCracken's story 'Property'

Fri, Jul 9, 2010

Professor McCracken will appear at the magazine's series of events next week in London.

Forthcoming publication: Professor Dean Young's first book of prose on poetry

Mon, Jun 28, 2010

The Art of Recklessness: Poetry as Assertive Force and Contradiction (Young, Graywolf Press, 2010)

Professor Lisa Moore publishes "Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic"

Thu, Jun 24, 2010

Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia, and the Austin Project (Jones, Moore, and Bridgeforth, UT Press, 2010)

Professor Lisa Moore will give gallery talk about history of lesbian landscape art

Wed, Jun 23, 2010

"A Brief History of Queer Space," June 30, 7 p.m., at the Women and Their Work gallery

Professor Samuel Baker publishes "Written on the Water"

Tue, Jun 22, 2010

Written on the Water: British Romanticism and the Maritime Empire of Culture (Baker, University of Virginia Press, 2010)

Graduate Student Katharine Beutner Wins 2010-2011 AAUW American Fellowship

Tue, Jun 22, 2010

The AAUW honors Katharine Beutner with a prestigious American Dissertation Fellowship.

Graduate student Kevin Bourque wins William S. Livingston Outstanding Graduate Student Academic Employee Award

Tue, Jun 1, 2010

Congratulations to Kevin Bourque for winning the Outstanding Assistant Instructor award, nominated by English Professor Lisa Moore.

Kirby Brown & James Cox

Graduate student Kirby Brown wins George H. Mitchell Excellence in Graduate Research Award

Wed, May 26, 2010

Congratulations to Kirby Brown, who won for his ongoing thesis on Cherokee writers, directed by Professor James Cox.

Friedman, Giordani, Hammond, & Meyer

Four English Department students named Dean's Distinguished Graduates

Wed, May 12, 2010

Congratulations to Daniel Friedman, Angela Giordani, James Hammond, and John Meyer, who all received this honor.

Photo by Amanda Martin

Professor Lisa Moore wins Teaching Fellowship from The Silver Spurs Alumni Association

Fri, May 7, 2010

The English Department congratulates Professor Moore on her recognition by the Silver Spurs.

Professor Gretchen Murphy publishes "Shadowing the White Man's Burden"

Fri, May 7, 2010

(Murphy, New York University Press, 2010)

Creative Writing Program graduate Nora Boxer wins Keene Prize

Keene Prize finalists include Roger Reeves, Fiona McFarlane, and Virginia Reeves.

Wed, May 5, 2010

Nora Boxer wins $50,000 Keene Prize for her story, "It's the song of the nomads, baby; or, Pioneer"

James Hammond, John Meyer, & Kathleen Skinner

English Department undergraduates win Mitchell Awards

Congratulations to John Meyer, Kathleen Skinner, and James Hammond, this year's English Department Mitchell Award winners.

Wed, May 5, 2010

"Holiday of Cinco de Mayo is minor event in Mexico"

Wed, May 5, 2010

An editorial in the Houston Chronicle by Professor Oscar Casares

Professor Janine Barchas's Essay Chosen as "Editor's Choice"

"Review of English Studies" selects "Mapping Northanger Abbey: Or, Why Austen’s Bath of 1803 Resembles Joyce’s Dublin of 1904"

Mon, May 3, 2010

English Professor David Wevill publishes new book of poetry

To Build My Shadow a Fire: The Poetry and Translations of David Wevill (Wevill, Truman State University Press, April 2010)

Tue, Apr 13, 2010

Shakespeare at Winedale Celebrates 40 Years

Mon, Apr 5, 2010

This summer, dozens of alumni of the English department's Shakespeare at Winedale program will take the stage at the Winedale Historical Complex to commemorate the program's 40th anniversary.

Ph.D. Graduate Marcela Sulak publishes "Immigrant"

(Black Lawrence Press, 2010)

Fri, Mar 19, 2010

Professor Susan Sage Heinzelman publishes "Riding the Black Ram"

Thu, Mar 11, 2010

Riding the Black Ram: Law, Literature, and Gender (Stanford University Press, 2010)

Photo by Christina Murrey

"Literature Electric:" Celebrated poems of Milton, Whitman come alive for students through multimedia teaching tools

Wed, Mar 10, 2010

English Professors Rumrich and Hutchison develop news ways of teaching

Professor Marjorie Woods publishes "Classroom Commentaries"

Classroom Commentaries: Teaching the 'Poetria nova' across Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Tue, Mar 9, 2010

(The Ohio State University Press, February 2010)

Professor Jennifer Wilks discusses poet of the African Diaspora

Wed, Mar 3, 2010

An audio portrait produced/photographed by Marsha Miller discussing a poem by Aimé Césaire

American Shakespeare Center comes to Austin!

Wed, Feb 17, 2010

ASC to perform Romeo and Juliet and Knight of the Burning Pestle at Texas Union Theatre March 6 and 7

Author Elizabeth McCracken Joins Creative Writing Faculty

Fri, Feb 12, 2010

The Department of English and the Michener Center for Writers welcome Elizabeth McCracken as the new Michener Endowed Chair in Creative Writing.

Alcestis image by SoHo Press / Beutner photo by Wylie Maercklein

Graduate Student Katharine Beutner publishes her first novel, "Alcestis"

(Beutner, Soho Press, 2010)

Tue, Feb 2, 2010

Katharine Beutner is a graduate of the MA program in Creative Writing and a current 18th century British Literature PhD student.

Congratulations to Professor Alan Friedman, 2009 Civitatis Award Winner!

Thu, Jan 28, 2010

The Civitatis Award was established in 1997 to recognize outstanding faculty citizenship and is conferred annually upon a member of the faculty in recognition of dedicated and meritorious service to the University above and beyond the regular expectations of teaching, research, and writing.

Professor Matt Cohen publishes "The Networked Wilderness"

(Cohen, University of Minnesota Press, 2010)

Tue, Jan 26, 2010

Cohen's latest work examines communications systems in early New England and the role of information technology in shaping the early colonization of North America.

English Professors Alan Friedman and Charles Rossman Co-Edit Four Journal Editions

Wed, Jan 20, 2010

In 2009 Professors Friedman and Rossman co-edited journal editions for "Texas Studies in Language and Literature," "James Joyce Quarterly", and "European Joyce Studies."