Registration for the spring semester is right around the corner! Follow the link to check out the English Department's course offerings in the spring.
Dr. Joshua King is part of SCRAP (Sustainable Community and Regenerative Agriculture Project), a collective that has received a $150,000 grant from the Cooper Foundation. This grant will allow SCRAP to address the climate crisis and food justice in Waco in collaboration with the new Environmental Humanities Minor. Congratulations, Dr. King! Read the full press release here.
Registration for the fall semester is right around the corner! Follow the link to check out the English Department's course offerings in the fall.
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Registration for the spring semester begins this week! Follow the link to check out the English Department's course offerings in the spring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about Baylor English alumna and previous Baylor professor, Dr. Dorothy Scarborough, from the BaylorProud article linked below!
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."
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
"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
Four PhD graduates in the English Department have been selected as Postdoctoral Fellows in the English Department and Honors College. Congratulations!
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.
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."
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.”
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.
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.
Check out this article about three Baylor English professors from Baylor's Arts & Sciences Magazine!
Take a look for a full list of courses offered in English, Professional Writing and Rhetoric, and Linguistics for Spring 2021!
Check out all the great English courses being offered for Spring 2021!
See here for a look at all of the English courses being offered for Fall 2020!
Take a look at the courses being offered in the English Department for fall 2020!
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.
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."
Take a look at the courses being offered in the English Department for spring 2020!
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.
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!
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.
Congratulations to Baylor English alumnus Dean Rader (BA ’89), who has just received a Guggenheim Fellowship! Following his Baylor graduation, Dean earned a Ph.D. in English at SUNY Binghamton and is currently Professor of English at the University of San Francisco. He is a widely published poet and a scholar in Indigenous American Studies. He has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, one of the most prestigious and competitive fellowships in North America, to work on a new poetry collection. For more information, visit the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation web site or Dean's personal web site.
Dr. Chloe Honum, assistant professor of creative writing, is the winner of the 2019 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship, New Zealand’s most prestigious writing fellowship. It's a national literary award offering published New Zealand writers, based both locally and internationally, the opportunity to focus on their craft full-time through a stipend and tenure at the Sargeson Centre in Auckland. Congratulations, Dr. Honum!