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March 4

Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Lecture by Robert Markley

"Defoe and the Imagined Ecologies of South America"
University Room BB 2.06.04, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
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March 6

Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Lecture by Robert Markley

"The Unsustainable Estate: Imagining Nature in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park"
University Room BB 2.06.04, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
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November 1

Name That Author

Location: University Room BB 2.06.04 7:00 p.m.
Moderated by Steve Kellman.

November 14-16

El Mundo Zurdo 2013: Activism, Philosophy and Pedagogy International Conference on the Life and Work of Gloria E Anzaldúa

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus
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November 15

Creative Writing Reading Series: Kevin Young

Location: Buisness Building University Room 2.06.04 7:30 p.m.


Megan Nieto received the UTSA Graduate School's Louise and Michael Beldon Scholarship and will begin working on her Ph.D. in English this coming fall semester. Congratulations Megan!

Dr. Karen Dodwell, Distinguished Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, won two prizes for her presentations at the joint conference of the Conference of College Teachers of English and Texas College English Association (CCTE/TCEA) in Abilene, TX. Her paper "Pre-Columbian Circles and Spirals in Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation by John Phillip Santos" won the single TCEA award, and "The Self-made Family in Charlotte Bronte's The Professor" won the CCTE British Literature award. Both papers will be published in CCTE Studies. More about Dr. Dodwell »

Dr. Wendy Barker’s poem, “Books, Bath Towels, and Beyond,” published by Southern Review in 2012, has been chosen for inclusion in Best American Poetry 2013, to be published in September 2013 by Scribner.

Our PhD program was recognized as a finalist for the Excelencia in Education Award for the second consecutive year. Kudos to Dr. Jeanne Reesman for representing our PhD program so well! More »


Introducing Crystal Colombini

Dr. Crystal Colombini will join the Department of English staff this fall as Assistant Professor. Dr. Colombini received her PhD from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her specilizations include rhetorical theory and literacies, rhetorics of economics and risk, writing assessment, and linguistics. More →

Study in Urbino

COLFA hosts a semester in Urbino, Italy this spring (2013). Students attend classes taught by UTSA and University of Urbino professors, as well as participate in a number of off-campus trips to famous Italian landmarks including Verona and Venice, Rome, and Florence. More→

U.S. Poet Laureate

Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey, one of the poets included in this year's Creative Reading Writing Series, was recently named the U.S. Poet Laureate. More→