Department of English

Assistant Professor Donna Kornhaber wins Raymond Dickson Teaching Fellowship and Josefina Paredes Endowed Teaching Award

Thu, May 9, 2013
Donna Kornhaber
Donna Kornhaber

The Department of English congratulates Assistant Professor Donna Kornhaber for winning a Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship from the College of Liberal Arts as well as a Josefina Paredes Endowed Teaching Award.

Established in 1989, the Raymond Dickson Centennial Award honors excellence in teaching and provides a one-year fellowship appointment.  Donna received this recognition for her work teaching courses on film and on the intersections of film and literature in the modern era.  She has taught a wide array of courses for the Department of English, including Major Film Movements; Moonlighters: American Authors go to Hollywood; American Literature, Film, and Culture Between the World Wars; The Animated Film as Text;and Citizen Kane and Company: The Essential Films.  In all of her classes, Donna writes, she strives “to equip my students with the formal vocabulary and interpretive tools necessary to break the totalizing images of film into their component parts, to interrogate and to question the relationship between those parts, and to understand the ways in which filmic artistry is constructed.  I want my students to learn to unlock the cinematic image—to stop watching films and to start reading them instead.”

You can learn more about the Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship here.

The Josefina Paredes Endowed Teaching Award was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System on February 19, 2002, for the benefit of the College of Liberal Arts. Gift funds were provided by Raymund A. Paredes, Ph.D. of Austin, Texas, a 1973 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts. The endowment honors Mrs. Josefina Paredes. 

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