Department of English
Stages of Power

Professors Eric Mallin and Paul Sullivan Publish New Shakespeare Textbook

Stages of Power is an innovative "reacting game," where students are responsible for their own learning

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Role immersion games used in classrooms have shown to increase engagement among students, which is what Associate Professor Paul Sullivan and Lecturer Eric Mallin engage with in their new textbook, Stages of Power.


Professor Kornhaber and Oscar

Professor Donna Kornhaber Visits the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Kornhaber was named a 2016 Academy Film Scholar

Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Donna Kornhaber, who traveled to Los Angeles in January for a series of events celebrating her being named a 2016 Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.



UT English affirms the university community's core values

Executive Order on Immigration: Statement of Support for Our Students

UT English deeply values the contributions made by our international students

Tue, Jan 31, 2017

The Executive Committee of the Department of English passed a motion in response to President Trump's executive order on immigration.


Thomas Whitbread: a poet, colleague, and friend.

UT English Celebrates the Life of Thomas Whitbread

A poet, colleague, and friend.

Tue, Jan 31, 2017

UT English faculty and friends celebrated Thomas Whitbread's life at a memorial reading held on campus on Friday, January 27.



Congratulations Kayla and Katherine!

Outstanding MA Report and Dissertation Award Winners

Kayla Shearer and Katherine Cox have won the 2016 Outstanding MA Report and Dissertation Awards

Wed, Jan 25, 2017


Zoe Speas as Juliet in ROMEO AND JULIET. Photo by Michael Bailey.

American Shakespeare Center performs on UT Campus Feb 25th

Saturday, February 25, 7:00pm in Hogg Auditorium

Wed, Jan 18, 2017


Untold Futures cover

Professor J.K. Barret Publishes New Book

Untold Futures: Time and Literary Culture in Renaissance England, explores the complex relations between futurity and narrative.

Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Professor J.K. Barret has a new book out from Cornell University Press.


Clockwise top L to R: Professor Gretchen Murphy, Heather Houser, Jennifer Wilks, Julie Minich, and Janine Barchas

Five English Professors Awarded Humanities Research Award Fellowships

Professors Barchas, Houser, Minich, and Murphy Win Prestigious Fellowships

Thu, Dec 8, 2016

Four professors in the English Department were awarded Humanities Research Awards to support their projects.


Professor Cox and the Cover of The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature

Professor James Cox Awarded MLA Prize

Professor Cox awarded MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures or Languages

Thu, Dec 8, 2016

The Modern Language Association of America awarded its second MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures and Languages to professor James H. Cox and University of British Columbia Indigenous studies professor Daniel Heath Justice for their book “The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literatures.”


Dean Young

Dean Young Awarded the 2016 University Co-Op Creative Research Award

Professor Dean Young wins award for his poetry book "Shock by Shock"

Thu, Dec 8, 2016

Congratulations Professor Young!


Barry Maxwell, Life Changer

Barry Maxwell Awarded “Best Life Changer” by the Austin Chronicle

UT English Student Recognized by the Austin Chronicle

Fri, Dec 2, 2016



Professor David Kornhaber

Professor David Kornhaber has a New Book on Nietzsche and Modern Drama

The Birth of Theater from the Spirit of Philosophy: Nietzsche and the Modern Drama

Fri, Oct 21, 2016

David Kornhaber, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature has a new book from Northwest University Press.


Thomas Whitbread

Remembering Thomas Whitbread

UT English mourns the passing of a beloved writer and friend

Fri, Oct 14, 2016

The world lost a great poet and friend on October 1.


Deb Olin Unferth

Deb Unferth and Karan Mahajan Recognized by American Short Fiction

Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Mark your calendars for a great event November 3 at the Zilker Clubhouse recognizing two Michener Center writers.


Will & Jane is open through November at the Folger Shakespeare Library

Exhibition Curated by Professor Janine Barchas opens at the Folger Shakespeare Library

Will & Jane opens in Washington, D.C.

Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Professor Janine Barchas has co-curated a unique exhibition that brings William Shakespeare and Jane Austen together in one space.







Faculty Teaching Awards 2016

2016 Faculty Teaching Awards

Mon, Aug 1, 2016