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May
18
2021
The Martin Museum of Art collaborated with Dr. Jennifer Cognard-Black, the Robert Foster Cherry Professor for Great Teaching, and the students of PWR 3385 to present Word + Image: A Series of Ekphrastic Essays in Conversation with Art from the Martin Museum. Students have written essays in response to a work of art, and both the writings and chosen works will be on view May 11 - 23, 2021 in the Museum.
May
1
2021
Dustin Stewart, alumnus of the Baylor English Department and assistant professor of English at Columbia University, has won the Louis A. Gottschalk Prize from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) for his book entitled Futures of Enlightenment Poetry.
Apr
30
2021
Dr. Coretta Pittman has been named as a 2021 recipient of the Elizabeth Vardaman Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduates. This is an extraordinary honor affirming Coretta’s commitment to transforming students’ lives and helping them to maximize their education through learning beyond the classroom.
Apr
30
2021
The Phoenix is the English department journal for undergraduate student creative work. The 2021 edition was edited by Nicole Salama and Samantha Crouch. At the launch party, Top Submission Awards were given to Emily Drabek for her poem “Daisy,” Natalie Glasper for her story “The Tea Rose Hotel Gets Integrated,” and Melissa Leon Norena for her watercolor “A Jazzy Evening.” Faculty advisors for the magazine are Arna Hemenway, Mark Olsen, Chloe Honum, and Kevin Gardner. Congratulations to the editorial board, all of the student contributors, and the award-winners!
Apr
30
2021
Nicole Salama and Caroline Shurtleff presented papers at the 2021 Baylor URSA (Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement) Scholars Week. Nicole’s paper was on “Controlled Community: Placing Katie Rainey from Eudora Welty’s The Golden Apples in Morgana Society” and Caroline’s paper was on “Emily Dickinson’s Electric Sight of Truth.” Both students received awards for their outstanding presentations.
Apr
27
2021
Dr. Mike DePalma has been selected for the 2021 Centennial Professor Award. This award will allow him to conduct archival research for his current monograph, Fostering Christian Rhetorical Activism at Andover Settlement House, a project that examines the ways social Christian theology animated interfaith engagement at Andover Settlement House at the end of the nineteenth century.
Apr
16
2021
"Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English at Baylor University, has been awarded a $488,000 grant by the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation to study those dynamics and illuminate the ways various forms of American culture have promoted racial myths through the centuries, influencing how people perceive others of different races."
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Apr
12
2021
Four PhD graduates in the English Department have been selected as Postdoctoral Fellows in the English Department and Honors College. Congratulations!
Apr
9
2021
Early registration for Summer and Fall 2021 starts next week! Click the link to check out the English Department's course offerings for next fall.
Mar
31
2021
On Friday, April 16, at 3:30 p.m. Dr. Joshua King, associate professor of English and Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies, will virtually present the 2021 Browning Day lecture, "Lords of the Earth? Elizabeth Barrett Browning on Christ's Body in the Age of Human Domination."
Mar
9
2021
Dr. Josh King has been invited to give a lecture via Zoom at the University of Cambridge on March 9, 2021. His talk is for the Cambridge 19th-Century Graduate Seminar, which invites scholars from around the world to address Cambridge graduate students and faculty on subjects of their choosing. His lecture relates to his new book project and is titled “ ‘I all-creation sing’: Cosmic Liturgy in Christina Rossetti.”
Mar
9
2021
Last month, Dr. Sarah Ford delivered a virtual lecture on "Eudora Welty's Vision" to the American Women Writers National Museum. This lecture has just been picked up by the American History Project at CSPAN3 and will air on March 15th, 2021.
Feb
9
2021
Dr. Chloe Honum has been invited to give an international keynote presentation for the Comparative English Studies Virtual Graduate Student Conference at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf in Germany. This conference will take place from February 16 - 18 and is titled "Compare, Contrast, Transform: Identity, Mediality, and the Politics of Language." Dr. Honum's lecture will be on dreams and revelations in contemporary poetry.
Nov
11
2020
Check out this article about three Baylor English professors from Baylor's Arts & Sciences Magazine!
Nov
10
2020
Take a look for a full list of courses offered in English, Professional Writing and Rhetoric, and Linguistics for Spring 2021!
Nov
3
2020
Check out all the great English courses being offered for Spring 2021!
Apr
3
2020
See here for a look at all of the English courses being offered for Fall 2020!
Mar
24
2020
Take a look at the courses being offered in the English Department for fall 2020!
Oct
22
2019
Feeling stressed and lost about what to do after graduation? Join us for a workshop designed for Humanities students just like you. Food will be provided.
Oct
20
2019
Jennifer Cognard-Black, Professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and one of three finalists for Baylor’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, will be giving a public lecture Monday, October 21st at 3:30 p.m. in McLean Foyer of Meditation, Armstrong Browning Library. The title of her presentation is "Just Food: Social Justice and the Literatures of Food."
Oct
10
2019
Take a look at the courses being offered in the English Department for spring 2020!
Jul
22
2019
Baylor Grad Wins Major Prize
Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson, who earned her Ph.D. in English at Baylor in 2009, has been named the winner of the 2019 Hiett Prize by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. The Hiett Prize honors young humanities scholars whose work shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture. You can read more at the Hiett Prize web site. Jessica is currently associate professor of English at John Brown University.
Jul
22
2019
Congratulations to Professor Arna Hemenway
Professor Arna Hemenway has published a new short story, “Wolves of Karelia,” in the August issue of the Atlantic Monthly. The print issue is out now, or you can read his story online at the Atlantic website. Congratulations, Arna, on this fantastic achievement!
May
16
2019
Dr. Sarah Ford Named Centennial Professor
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Ford, who has been named a 2019 Centennial Professor! The Centennial Professors Award, which was created by the Baylor Class of 1945, provides two tenured faculty members with $5,000 for research projects. Dr. Ford will be conducting research this summer in the Eudora Welty Collection, which is housed in the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in Jackson, Mississippi.
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