Department of English
2017 English Faculty Award Winners

2017 Faculty Teaching Awards

Mon, Jun 26, 2017






Keith on graduation day

Documentary Film Director Keith Maitland's 2017 English Department Convocation Speech

Hook 'Em!

Tue, May 23, 2017

Keith Maitland, Director and Producer of Tower, and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, gave the English department's 2017 convocation speech on Friday, May 19.


Luis Cataldo

Luis Cataldo Wins George H. Mitchell Award

English Major Wins Award for Academic Excellence

Fri, May 12, 2017

Luis Cataldo has won the University Co-op George H. Mitchell Award for Academic Excellence, a prestigious award given every year to five undergraduate students for superior scholarly or creative achievement.


Christina Breitbeil

Christina Breitbeil Wins J.J. Pickle Citizenship Award

Plan II Major Wins Prestigious Award for Service

Fri, May 12, 2017

Plan II major Christina Breitbeil has won the J.J. Pickle Citizenship Award for her contributions to campus life.




Ghanbari won the Regents' Award for

English Major Nooshin Ghanbari Wins Prestigious System-Wide Award

Ghanbari was awarded the 2017 Regents' Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities for her poetry collection

Thu, May 4, 2017


Professor Wayne Rebhorn

Wayne Rebhorn Wins Chad Oliver Teaching Award

Congratulations Professor Rebhorn!

Fri, Apr 28, 2017



Wait Till You See Me Dance was released March 21

Deb Unferth Publishes Book of Short Stories

"Wait Till You See Me Dance" is Unferth's first collection

Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Congratulations Professor Unferth!


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.



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