Department of English

Chad Bennett Wins 2018 Teaching Award and Chapbook Award

Wed, June 13, 2018
Chad Bennett Wins 2018 Teaching Award and Chapbook Award
Chad Bennett Wins 2018 Teaching Award and Chapbook Award

Congratulations to Chad Bennett for recieving both the Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship and the Snowbound Chapbook Award!

The College of Liberal Arts awarded Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowships to Chad Bennett, assistant professor in the Department of English, and Chris Beevers, professor in the Department of Psychology. Established in 1989, the Dickson Teaching Fellowship recognizes exemplary performance and a commitment to teaching, and provides a one-year fellowship appointment and a $3,000 salary supplement for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Chad also recieved the Snowbound Chapbook Award for his chapbook Your New Feeling is the Artifact of a Bygone Era. Awarded by Tupelo Press, an American not-for-profit literary press that publishes poetry, fiction and non-fiction, Chad's chapbook received much approbation from the judges. Here is one review:

“Bright with unexpected phrasing, uncanny chants, and curious imagery, the poems in Your New Feeling is the Artifact of a Bygone Era make visible the queerness of language. The vulnerability and the vision are queer, too. And so is the struggle to hitch the self to pleasure and to the chaotic present. The nods to musicians and to writers and the formal range infuse the poems with a peculiar history and playfulness. Your New Feeling is the Artifact of a Bygone Era is a remarkable chapbook. Bravo!”  - Judge Eduardo C. Corral 
 
Congratulations Chad!
 
Chad Bennett is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in English from Cornell University, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a B.A. in English from Stanford University. His critical work has appeared or is forthcoming in ELH, Twentieth-Century Literature, Modern Drama, Arizona Quarterly, and Cinema Journal, and his poetry has appeared in journals such as Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Gulf Coast, jubilat, The Offing, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, The Volta, and others.
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