Department of English

Professor Alan Friedman and Associate Professor Hannah Wojciehowski win President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award

Thu, December 8, 2011
Professor Alan Friedman and Associate Professor Hannah Wojciehowski win President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award
Associate Professor Hannah Wojciehowski and Professor Alan Friedman

The Department of English congratulates Professor Alan Friedman and Associate Professor Hannah Wojciehowski, two of the seven University faculty recipients of the 2011-2012 President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award.

Established in the fall of 1980, the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award honors exceptional undergraduate teaching in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences. Each recipient is awarded a $5,000 honorarium. From a pool of nominations by deans and departmental chairs in each college, the vice provost recommends nominees to the executive vice president and provost.

Hannah Chapelle Wojciehowski is an Associate Professor of English, and an Affiliate of the Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas.  Her research interests include Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, early modern colonialisms and global transculturation, feminist theory/women’s writing, early modern technology and culture, and psychoanalytic and neurocritical approaches to literary studies.  Her new book Group Identity in the Renaissance World was published by Cambridge University Press this summer.  Her edition of Shakespeare's Cymbeline, part of the New Kittredge Shakespeare Series, is slated to be published next year by Focus/Pullins.  She is also the author of Old Masters, New Subjects: Early Modern and Poststructuralist Theories of Will (1995), as well as numerous articles on medieval and Renaissance authors, and on literary criticism and theory.

Alan Warren Friedman, Thaman Professor of English and Comparative Literatue,  specializes in modern British, Irish, and American literature, the novel, and Shakespearean drama. His five authored books include Party Pieces: Oral Narrative and Social Performance in Joyce and BeckettFictional Death and the Modernist Enterprise examines cultural and literary attitudes toward death.  Edited books include Samuel Beckett in Black and Red and Situating College English: Pedagogy and Politics at an American University (with Evan Carton), about cultural and higher educational issues.  He has co-edited four special journal issues on Joyce and Beckett.  He coordinates the annual residency program, Actors from the London Stage, and advises the student organization, the Spirit of Shakespeare, which supports the residency and performs scenes from the annual AFTLS play.  He has won several teaching awards, including Plan II's Chad Oliver Teaching Award (2003), and both the English Department's Faculty Service Award (2008) and UT's Civitatis Award conferred annually "upon a member of the faculty in recognition of dedicated and meritorious service to the University above and beyond the regular expectations of teaching, research, and writing” (2009-10).  He currently serves as Chair of the University’s Faculty Council.

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