Chair's Welcome

Dr. Mark Bayer
Associate Professor & Department Chair

I’d personally like to welcome you to the Department of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio. We are one of the largest and most dynamic departments on campus, offering multiple degree programs including a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D., with opportunities to focus in creative writing, rhetoric and composition, in addition to all aspects of English and American literature.

Our faculty is engaged in groundbreaking research and creative publications, spanning topics as diverse as fourteenth-century prophecy, African-American spiritual autobiography, and contemporary Latina and Latino prison literature. And all of us bring the same passion for our scholarly pursuits into the classroom, allowing you to study with world-renowned experts on Geoffrey Chaucer, Jack London, and Henry Roth, or workshop your poetry with decorated, published authors.

We sponsor a number of enriching programs throughout the year including a week-long residency featuring actors from the London stage, the creative writing reading series, the Brackenridge distinguished visiting lecturer, the African American Literatures and Cultures Institute, and many more. We also offer you the opportunity to gain a new perspective on the literature you study in the classroom through study abroad programs in London and in Italy.

Details on all our programs and events are available here on our web page. Feel free to contact me anytime by email or phone, or stop by our offices located in the Main Building 2.314.

Mark Bayer, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of English

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