The department conducted four national searches for tenure-track Assistant Professors this past academic year. The result has been four outstanding hires, two shared with the History Department. The four new members are: Dr. Estee Beck (Technical/Professional Writing and Digital Humanities); Dr. Paul Conrad (Native American Studies - joint appointment with History); Dr. Erin Murrah-Mandril (Latino/a Literature); Dr. Kenton Rambsy (African-American Literature - joint appointment with History).
Join the Book Club Reading Anna Karenina
The Department of Modern Languages and the Department of English are delighted to announce a month-long book club centered on one of the most beloved classic novels of all time: Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. Our book club will be reading the new English translation of the novel by the celebrated translator Marian Schwartz, who will be visiting UT Arlington on September 30 to give a lecture titled “Anna Karenina: Is it Love?” The book club will read Schwartz’s translation in advance of her visit; the last meeting will be held at her noon lecture on September 30. The club will meet weekly at noon on 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23. The club will be moderated by Christopher Conway, the Chair of Modern Languages, with the assistance of other faculty moderators. Refreshments will be provided. Our goal is to enjoy this classic work of literature and share ideas and impressions about Tolstoy’s sensitive portrayal of humanity. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to join the club. Please rsvp to email@example.com to receive further information about location and other details.
Tia Black Publishes Book on World Literature
A Lecturer in the department, Tia Black, has just published a book on worldliterature with the Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. The anthology "highlights themes and perspectives that unite Eastern and Western authors across historic,geographic, and cultural divides."
September 21, 2015 Philosopher Niall Keane will participate in an event about phenomenology. The event is co-sponsored by Philosophy & Humanities.
February 2016 As part of the department's relationship with the University of Kingston in London, French philosopher Catherine Malabou will visit in February to discuss literature and neuroscience.
September 21, 2015 Philosopher James Reid will present a talk about Heidegger as part of a co-sponsored event with Philosophy & Humanities.
Assistant Professor Receives Teaching Award
A departmental committee awarded Dr. Yuejiao Zhang the 2014-2015 Faculty Impact Award. This annual interdepartmental award acknowledges a faculty member (or members) who has made a particular impact in the areas of teaching or service. Dr. Zhang learned about the award at the end of the spring semester. Currently, she is serving as a consultant for a joint project English has with the College of Engineering that involves a special course for freshmen Engineering majors. In that course, English instructors will be helping the students learn about writing.
New Appointments in the Department
Dr. Kevin Porter is the new Associate Chair.
Ms. Margie Jackymack is the new Administrative Assistant II.
Ms. Yael Sasley is the new Senior Office Assistant.
Dr. Justin Lerberg is the new Interim Director of the First Year Writing Program, succeeding Dr. Peggy Kulesz in that position.
Dr. Charles Hicks has been hired as Undergraduate Advisor.
Dr. Kathryn Warren is the new Graduate Coordinator.
If you have any questions about our department, send your inquiries to the departmental Chair, Dr. Bruce Krajewski at firstname.lastname@example.org