Department of English

Associate Professor Lisa Moore wins College of Liberal Arts Humanities Research Award

Mon, December 5, 2011
Associate Professor Lisa Moore wins College of Liberal Arts Humanities Research Award

The Department of English congratulates Associate Professor Lisa Moore, recipient of the 2011 College of Liberal Arts Humanities Research Award.

The Humanities Research Awards are granted to ten professors in the College of Liberal Arts and provide $5,000 per year for three years to be used toward the completion of a humanities project.

Lisa Moore will use the award to support her new edition of the poems of Anna Seward.

Moore says, “Seward was an early Romantic poet who anticipated many contemporary concerns with gender, art and the environment, and was a major influence in re-introducing the sonnet form to English verse after it had fallen out of fashion in the eighteenth century.  She was so well regarded that Sir Walter Scott edited the posthumous edition of her complete poems in 1810.  My edition will be the first new edition since Scott's, and will re-introduce this important writer to students, scholars, and poetry lovers.”

Associate Professor Lisa Moore joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1991 and is currently Associate Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. Professor Moore is the author of Sister Arts:  Lesbian Genres and the Erotic Landscape (Minnesota, 2011) and Dangerous Intimacies: Toward a Sapphic History of the British Novel (Duke, 1997).  She is the editor, with Omi Osun Jones and Sharon Bridgforth, of Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic:  Art, Activism, Academia, and the Austin Project (Texas, 2010) and, with Joanna Brooks and Caroline Wigginton, of Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolution (Oxford, 2011).  She has published articles and reviews in journals including GLQ, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Cultural Critique, Textual Practice, Signs, Albion, and Modern Philology.

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