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Barbara Harlow Photo Collage

Gathered to Honor

Fri, Oct 13, 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!



Duy Doan, winner of the 2017 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition

Duy Doan Named 2017 Yale Series of Younger Poets Winner

UT English Alum Wins Prestigious Poetry Prize

Thu, Mar 9, 2017


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