Laila Amine, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Indiana University. African American and African Diaspora literature and theory.
Deborah Needleman Armintor, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Rice University. 18th-century British literature; gender/ sexuality studies.
Bruce Bond, Regents Professor; Ph.D., University of Denver. Poetry.
Gabriel Cervantes, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Princeton University. 18th-century British and American literature; law and literature; Atlantic studies.
Kevin Curran, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University College Dublin. Renaissance literature; Shakespeare; law and theology.
James Duban, Professor; Ph.D., Cornell University. Early American literature; 19th-century American literature.
B.H. Fairchild, Professor; Ph.D., University of Tulsa. Poetry writing.
Ian Finseth, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Carolina. 19th-century American literature; African American literature; ecocriticism.
Jacqueline Foertsch, Professor; Ph.D., Tulane University. 20th-century American literature; gender and cultural studies; literary theory; film.
Bonnie Friedman, Assistant Professor; M.F.A., University of Iowa. Creative nonfiction.
Nora Gilbert, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Southern California. 19th-century British literature; early Hollywood film; gender studies; law and culture.
Stephanie Hawkins, Associate Professor; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo. 19th- and 20th-century American literature and culture; American modernism; science and literature.
Matthew Heard, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of California-Riverside. Composition studies; pedagogy; rhetorical theory.
David Holdeman, Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., University of Michigan. 20th-century Irish literature and culture; modern British and American poetry and drama; scholarly editing.
Kyle Jensen, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Illinois State University. Rhetoric and composition.
Corey Marks, Professor; Ph.D., University of Houston. Poetry writing.
Ann McCutchan, Associate Professor; M.F.A., University of Houston. Creative nonfiction.
Walton Muyumba, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Indiana University. American and African American literature; poetry; jazz studies; pragmatism; literary criticism and theory.
Miroslav Penkov, Assistant Professor; M.F.A., University of Arkansas. 20th-century American literature; historical fiction; literary translation; Russian literature; Slavic literature.
John Peters, Professor; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. British modernism; Victorian literature; American modernism; Joseph Conrad.
Alexander Pettit, Professor; Ph.D., University of Washington. Restoration and 18th-century literature; textual studies; modern and contemporary drama.
Dahlia Porter, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. British literature of the Romantic Period; literature and science; poetry; book history and material text studies; women authors; children’s literature.
Masood Ashraf Raja, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Florida State University. Postcolonial literature and theory; globalization and cosmopolitanism; postmodernism; poetics and politics of the Muslim world.
Barbara Rodman, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Denver. Contemporary short fiction.
Javier Rodriguez, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Harvard University. Mexican American literature and culture; race and globalization; border studies.
Ryan Skinnell, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Arizona State University. Rhetoric and composition; history of rhetoric; history of composition.
Nicole Smith, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Rutgers University. Late medieval literature and culture; Chaucer; romance; costume history; literatures of virtue and vice.
John Tait, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Missouri. Creative writing (fiction writing); post-World War II American fiction and film.
Robert Upchurch, Associate Professor; Ph.D., City University of New York. Early medieval literature and culture; Old English sermons; Old and Middle English saints’ lives.
Jacqueline Vanhoutte, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Washington. Renaissance drama; Shakespeare; Tudor monarchs.
Kelly Wisecup, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Maryland. Literatures of colonial America and the Atlantic world; science and empire; race in the early Americas.
Priscilla Ybarra, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Rice University. Contemporary Chicana/o literature and ecocriticism.
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In the English department at the University of North Texas, we challenge you to do more than complete course work. Our students work closely with faculty mentors as research assistants, teaching fellows, writers and critics. This helps you to become a more prepared, engaging and vital contributor in your chosen career field.
We offer course work leading to a Master of Arts or a Doctor of Philosophy degree in English and a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing. The Ph.D. degree also offers a concentration in creative writing.
Our more than 30 tenure and tenure-track professors have diverse backgrounds and interests reflected in the two dozen graduate seminars we present each year. You can pursue studies in American, British or Anglophone literatures, creative writing (poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction), and rhetoric and composition.
Faculty members have had their works published in top academic journals and in monographs and editions published by university presses. Creative writing faculty members have authored books and had works appear in The Paris Review, Best American Poetry and Best American Spiritual Writing.
Opportunities for collaboration outside the classroom also exist in editorial positions with the American Literary Review, Studies in the Novel and Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies, three national literary and scholarly journals that we house.
You will have several opportunities to attend and participate in a variety of speakers’ series that include:
Our membership in the Newberry Library Consortium allows you to undertake archival research or attend its conferences. If you are a creative writing student, the American Literary Review sponsors weekly readings at coffee houses and involves students in its editorial work and annual contests. The Graduate Students in English Association organizes an annual conference that attracts presenters from around the country.
You will need to complete the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School as well as a specific set of department requirements. Graduate school and department requirements are outlined in the catalog. The application deadline for fall admission is Jan. 1.
For a complete listing of degree requirements, visit the catalog.