News

May
19
2022
Dr. Ryan Sharp has been selected as one of twenty-eight Career Enhancement Fellows for the 2022-2023 academic year by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars! Congratulations, Dr. Sharp! Read more about Dr. Sharp and this exciting opportunity at the Baylor A&S blog post linked below.
Apr
12
2022
Dr. Sebastian Langdell has been awarded a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to be be used towards the completion of his second book, Thomas Hoccleve’s Collected Shorter Poems: A Critical Edition. This book is a critical edition of the first author-curated “collected poems” in the English language, now preserved in two complementary manuscripts in the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, one of which was copied out by Hoccleve himself between 1422 and 1426.
Apr
1
2022
In conjunction with the Beall Poetry Festival, Ginger Hanchey's class, "How Poetry Changes the World," created poetry installations on campus: writing lines of poetry on windows, chalking poetry on sidewalks, creating a walking trail with QR codes linking to poetry, tying tags with poems on bushes and plants in the garden next to ABL, and handing out stickers with images from poems - filling the campus with poetry.
Mar
30
2022
Early registration for Summer and Fall 2022 starts next week! Click on the link to check out a full list of the courses being offered in the English department next fall.
Mar
29
2022
Learn more about Baylor English alumna and previous Baylor professor, Dr. Dorothy Scarborough, from the BaylorProud article linked below!
Mar
17
2022
Dr. Ginger Hanchey has been named a 2022 recipient of the Elizabeth Vardaman Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduates. According to the Office of Engaged Learning website, this award is "presented annually to seven faculty members—from any of Baylor's colleges and schools—who go beyond the call of duty in their mentorship of undergraduates, demonstrating excellence in, and sustained commitment to, helping these students excel through engaged learning activities."
Jan
7
2022
Dr. Josh King received the Lionel Basney Award for the best article published in Christianity and Literature in 2021. The article is titled “Revelatory Beasts: Christina Rossetti on the Apocalypse and Creation’s Worship." Congratulations, Dr. King!
Oct
29
2021
Early registration for the Spring 2022 semester starts next week! Click on the link to check out a full list of the courses being offered in the English department.
Oct
13
2021
Dr. Sarah Ford’s book, Haunted Property: Slavery and the Gothic (University Press of Mississippi, 2020) has won the SCMLA 2021 book award! This award is presented annually by the South Central Modern Language Association for the best scholarly book by an association member. Congratulations, Dr. Ford!
Oct
4
2021
Dr. Jacob Shores-Arguello and his poem, "Make Believe," was featured on "Poetry Unbound"--a program of the On Being radio show and podcast from NPR that covers religion and spirituality.
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."
Click to read more from Baylor Media and Public Relations
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!
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