Megan Nieto received the UTSA Graduate School's Louise and Michael Beldon Scholarship and will begin working on her Ph.D. in English this coming fall semester. Congratulations Megan!

Dr. Karen Dodwell, Distinguished Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, won two prizes for her presentations at the joint conference of the Conference of College Teachers of English and Texas College English Association (CCTE/TCEA) in Abilene, TX. Her paper "Pre-Columbian Circles and Spirals in Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation by John Phillip Santos" won the single TCEA award, and "The Self-made Family in Charlotte Bronte's The Professor" won the CCTE British Literature award. Both papers will be published in CCTE Studies. More about Dr. Dodwell »

Dr. Wendy Barker’s poem, “Books, Bath Towels, and Beyond,” published by Southern Review in 2012, has been chosen for inclusion in Best American Poetry 2013, to be published in September 2013 by Scribner.

Our PhD program was recognized as a finalist for the Excelencia in Education Award for the second consecutive year. Kudos to Dr. Jeanne Reesman for representing our PhD program so well! More »

Andrew Hoag, a Department of English PhD student, was awarded the UTSA University Teaching Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. Congrats to Andrew!

Dr. Wendy Barker has been awarded the Pearl LeWinn Endowed Professorship.

Dr. Jeanne Reesman has been awarded the Jack & Laura Richmond Endowed Faculty Fellowship.

Dr. Vance was awarded the Elixir Press Antivenom Poetry Award for his upcoming publication, Stupor. More »

PhD student Kristina Gutierrez successfully defended her dissertation this July, 2012. Congrats to Kristinia!

Dr. Andrea recently published English Women Staging Islam. More »

Professor Emeritus Dr. Allen recently published The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale: A Variorum Edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. More »

UTSA English graduate Sarah Cordova McGill recently published an e-book, "Day of the Dead" as part of a series set in San Antonio and incorporating Mexican Folklore with modern fantasty. More »

Dr. David Ray Vance recently published “Poe/Defoe—Pym/Crusoe: Providential Indeterminacy in Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket” in The Edgar Allan Poe Review

Lydia Fletcher, 2007 B.A. in English from UTSA, recently published an essay in the prestigious journal Arthurian Literature 28 (2011): 75-88, entitled “’Traytoures’ and ‘Treson’: The Language of Treason in the Works of Sir Thomas Malory.” Fletcher received an M.St. from the University of Oxford and is currently enrolled in the School of Information at UT-Austin.

UTSA's PhD program in English, headed by Dr. Reesman, was recently honored by the Excelencia in Education organization as a finalist for their 2011 "Examples of Excelencia" initiative.

Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Amsel, Dr. Nancy Wilson, and Dr. Larissa Mercado-Lopez. Dr. Amsel is the 14th Ph.D. graduate from the Department of English. Dr. Wilson and Dr. Mercado-Lopez will walk in December's graduation ceremony.

Dr. Mark Allen and Dr. Karen Dodwell received The University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award for 2011. More→

Dr. Eva Pohler's novel, Magpies in Winter, was published as a multi-format ebook by Smashwords. The book follows three generations of a German-American family living in Fredericksburg over most of the twentieth century. More→

Ph.D. students Liz Cali and Allegra Castro have been named as University Teaching Fellows for 2011-12. They were chosen from a large pool of applicants from across the University.

Congratulations to all of the Department of English students who participated in and received awards at the COLFA Conference this year. More→

Ph.D. doctoral candidate, Myrriah Gomez, wins a prestigious, competitive 3-year Ford Predissertation Fellowship. Honorable Mentions were accorded to Christina Gutierrez, Roberta Hurtado, and Patricia Portales. These four doctoral candidates were singled out for honors from over 800 applications.

Ph.D. candidate Megan Sibbett was awarded the President's Dissertation Fellowship.

Bernadette Andrea, Professor of English, recently published "English Women's Writing and Islamic Empires, 1610-1690," in The History of British Women's Writing, 1610-1690, edited by Mihoko Suzuki (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011), 287-302. More→

Dr. Mark Allen recently published his revision of The Complete Poetry and Prose of Geoffrey Chaucer, originally edited in 1977 by John H. Fisher, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tennessee. Wadsworth/Cengage published the volume with a copyright date of 2012. Dr. Allen also recently published (with Professor Bege K. Bowers of Youngstown State University), the bibliography of Chaucer studies for year 2008, published in Studies in the Age of Chaucer 32 (2010): 477-578. This is the eighteenth consecutive year that Dr. Allen and Bowers have collaborated on this annual annotated bibliography. More→

Dr. Steven Kellman's review of a new biography of Montaigne was published on the official blog of the National Book Critics Circle. More→

English Ph.D. student Larissa Mercado-Lopez featured on The Graduate School's website. More→

Dr. Cordelia Barrera, 2009 English Ph.D. graduate, has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Latina/o Literatures in the Department of English at Texas Tech University, beginning 1 September 2010.

Dr. Lapetra Bowman successfully defended her dissertation, titled "Trans-Colonial Historiographic Praxis: Dis/memberment, Memory, and Third-Space Chicana, Latina, and Caribbean Feminist Embodied Re/membrance."

Terri Pantuso accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Governors State University in Illinois, where she will teach English Education to undergraduate and graduate students.

Ph.D. graduates Terri Pantuso and Jeff Turpin defended their dissertations successfully.

Five Ph.D. students graduated in December '09: Cordelia Barrera, Jody Briones, Terri Pantuso, Lenora Perry-Samaniego and Jeff Turpin.

Teresa Morris (ENG BA 1996, MA 2005) recently published a book, which she began as a project in her Research Methods class (ENG 6013) while a graduate student in English. The volume pertains to the late-medieval female mystic, Julian of Norwich: Julian of Norwich: A Comprehensive Bibliography and Handbook (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 2010). Teresa currently teaches in the UTSA Writing Program.

Dr. Jeanne Reesman's book, Jack London: Photographer was recognized in the Sunday Book review section of the New York Times. More→

Dr. Sonja Lanehart's new edited book, African American Women's Language: Discourse, Education, and Identity, was published and is available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing. More→

Former English student Marco Reyes published Searching For, an apocalyptic Sci Fi novel. More→

Dr. Catherine Kasper's new book of fiction, Notes from the Committee, was published and is available from Noemi Press. More→

Ph.D. student Grisel Acosta's paper on critical race ecocriticism was accepted for the II International Conference on Caribbean Studies.

Dr. Wendy Barker's novel in prose poems, Nothing Between Us, was published by Del Sol Press. More→

Dr. Ben Olguin's new book, La Pinta: Chicana/o Prisoner Literature, Culture, and Politics was published.

English Ph.D. student Elaine Wong received the prestigious dissertation fellowship by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange for her dissertation project, “Visual Approaches in Poetry: A Dialogue with the Chinese Ideogram.”

English Ph.D. students Debra Peña and Erin Ranft were awarded the Pizer Award to assist them in their archival work on American literature.

Dr. Norma Cantú was honored for her writing and teaching work with the prestigious Elvira Cordero Cisneros Award, created by the Macondo Foundation in honor of Sandra Cisneros’s mother. More→

English Ph.D. students Erin Ranft and Margaret Cantú received prestigious recognition as 2010-11 University Teaching Fellows.

English M.A. graduate Dr. Jeremy Tirrell received the 2009 Hugh Burns Award for the best dissertation in computers and composition studies. Dr. Tirrell is currently an Assistant Professor of English at The University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Larissa Mercado-Lopez was awarded a Ford Diversity Dissertation Fellowship, one of only two awarded this year in the nation. 

Nicole Provencher was selected for an appointment as a Smithsonian Graduate Fellow at the National Museum of American History, and will be carrying out research this summer in Washington, D.C.

Christina Gutierrez received Honorable Mention for the Ford Diversity Pre-Dissertation Fellowship.

Three English faculty received the President's Distinguished Achievement Award: Dr. Norma Cantú, Dr. Wendy Barker, and Dr. Karen Dodwell.

Former English M.A. student and current UTSA College of Sciences advisor Naomi Craven has been awarded a Rising Star Award.

Doctoral student Rosie Barki received an Honorable Mention for her paper, "The Lightness of Darkness: Representations of Puerto Rican Subjectivity in Alba Ambert's Fiction," in the College English Association's Outstanding Paper Presented by a Graduate Student competition at CEA's 2010 Annual Conference.

Three students in the Department of English were honored at the University Life Awards.

Ph.D. student Nicole Provencher won the Women's Studies Institute Graduate Scholarship for 2009-2010 for her English Composition paper titled “Intersectionality and Identity: African American Feminist Theory and Praxis.”

Ph.D. student Larissa Mercado-Lopez received the UTSA Presidential Recognition Scholarship.

Dr. Ben Olguin received the President's Teaching Excellence Award.

Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth MacCrossan was awarded a Presidential Dissertation Fellowship and commended by the awards committee for the outstanding quality of her work.

Former English student Robert Valdez was named a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly for the third year in a row.

Dr. Sonja Lanehart received her renewal as Brackenridge Endowed Chair in Literature and the Humanities, 2010-2013.

Dr. Bernadette Andrea was promoted to Full Professor.

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