November 11, 2020

Cedrick May Receives More Accolades for Screenwriting and Filmmaking

This semester has seen another round of awards for Dr. Cedrick May, a specialist in African-American studies and, more recently, a recognized emerging screenwriter and filmmaker.


August 24, 2020

Meet Margie Jackymack, Staff Advocate and Leader

This story is the first in a series, Behind the Scenes, where we will learn more about the people who study and work in the Department of English and what they do, especially the contributions they make within and beyond our Department that are not easily noticed or recognized.


September 01, 2020

Student Showcase Series: English Major Walker Price argues that Big Bend is a Secular Pilgrimage Destination

This story is the first in a series Student Showcase designed to highlight the exceptional work being done by Department of English students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Department of English Statement on Protests

June 10, 2020

Department of English Statement on Protests

We, the Department of English, join millions of people across the United States and globally in calling for justice in the death of George Floyd alongside Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, and the thousands of Black people before them. Our anger and sadness persist with each case of harassment, abuse, and killing of Black men and women. These events are stressful, frightening, and life-threatening for Black people.

Dr. Kathryn Warren

May 12, 2020

Big Summer Reading Group Reconvenes

Reading as a pastime has gained more attention recently, as people shelter-in-place in their homes and look for ways to pass the time. But for regulars of the Department of English Big Summer Reading Group, led by Dr. Kathryn Warren, this summer will be the fifth in a row that they have tackled a large work of fiction together, although the first for them to do so virtually.


May 11, 2020

An Interview with Dr. Gyde Martin about her Global Pandemics in Literature Class

Long before COVID-19, Dr. Gyde Martin was teaching a class on the history of cultural responses to pandemics. Recently the Spring 2020 Department of English Promotional Materials Intern, Marie Schreiner, sat down on Microsoft Teams with Dr. Martin to learn more about the course.

Recipients of Grant

January 27, 2020

Undergraduate Students Win Grants to Attend Major Conference

English majors Raelene Massengale, Libby Owens French, Zack Delaney, Sarah Slaughter, Joel Alvarez, Georgina Adame, Tiffany Perez, and Kaitlyn May received grants to attend the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (TCTELA) conference in Frisco, TX, January 24-26. Students served as volunteer support staff, attended conference sessions, and networked withELA educators and administrators from across the state.