TILTS Committee and Staff
Co-directors: Lisa Moore and Meta DuEwa Jones
Administrator: Andrea Golden
Assistants: Joan Flores-Villalobos and Julia Delacroix
Fellows: Susannah Hollister and Chad Bennett
Thomas Cable recently retired as Jane Weinert Blumberg Chair in English at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the co-author of the magisterial History of the English Language (Prentice Hall, 5th ed. 2001), and author of two important books on English alliterative poetry. Professor Cable was Director of the English Department's M.A. Program in Creative Writing and head of the Poetry and Poetics Interest Group.
David Wevill, distinguished poet and translator, recently retired as Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. The winner of England's Eric Gregory Award for poetry, Wevill is the author of more than a dozen books of poems. His work was recently collected as To Build My Shadow a Fire: The Poetry and Translations of David Wevill (Truman State, 2010), edited by Michael McGriff. Read a poem.
Meta DuEwa Jones is the author of The Muse is Music: Jazz Poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to the Spoken Word (Illinois, 2011). Her articles, interviews, and poetry have also been published in African American Review, Souls, Callaloo, The Writer’s Chronicle, The Ringing Ear, and Rattle. She is an Associate Professor of English and African and African-American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and Affiliate Faculty in African and African Diaspora Studies and American Studies.
Lisa L. Moore is Associate Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Dangerous Intimacies: Toward a Sapphic History of the British Novel (Duke, 1997) and Sister Arts: The Erotics of Lesbian Landscapes (Minnesota, 2011). She is the co-editor of Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia and the Austin Project (Texas, 2010) and Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions (Oxford, 2012). Her poems have appeared in anthologies and journals including Sinister Wisdom and Broadsided.
STAFF AND FELLOWS
Chad Bennett is Presidential Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. His essays have appeared in ELH, Modern Drama, and Cinema Journal, and his poems have appeared in journals including Denver Quarterly, jubilat, and Verse Daily. He is currently at work on a book-length study of gossip and twentieth-century American poetry.
Julia Delacroix is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently working on her dissertation on early American women's elegy.
Joan Flores is a current M.A. student in Media Studies in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. She works on race, visual culture and historical memory.
Susannah Hollister is American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellow in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She co-edited Gertrude Stein’s Stanzas in Meditation: The Corrected Edition (Yale, 2012) and is at work on a book project about geographic scale in postwar American poetry. Her work on that topic has appeared in Contemporary Literature and is forthcoming in Twentieth Century Literature.