Department of English
1155 Union Circle #311307
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Phone: (940) 565-2050
Fax: (940) 565-4355
Julie West with the UNT office of Research of Research and Development conducted a podcast with the 2013 Rilke Prize Winner, Paisley Rekdal.
Please see the link for details: https://research.unt.edu/media/podcast-interview-paisley-rekdal-poet-and...Read more »
The English Department has swept the 2013 University Writing Awards: all six graduate and undergraduate winners are English Department students.
The graduate winners are Kara Dorris (poetry), Erin Stalcup (fiction), and Matthew Davis (scholarly prose).
The undergraduate winners are Melissa Finefrock (poetry), Jon Savage (creative prose), and Caitlin Smith (scholarly prose).
Congratulations to all six!Read more »
The Department of English is pleased to announce a $200 Academy of American Poets prize endowed by Paul Voertman for creative writing graduate students. The winner will be recognized at the UNT Rilke Prize reading on April 9, 2013. Final judging will be by Paisley Rekdal, winner of the 2013 UNT Rilke Prize.Read more »
Paisley Rekdal’s Animal Eye, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, has won the 2013 UNT Rilke Prize. The $10,000 prize recognizes a book written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision. Rekdal will read at the University of North Texas on Tuesday, April 9 and at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture on Wednesday, April 10. For KERA radio coverage of this year's prize, including an interview with Rekdal, see http://artandseek.net/2013/02/26/unt-announces-second-winner-of-its-10000-poetry-prize/Read more »
Regents Professor Bruce Bond has won the UNT Foundation Eminent Faculty Award, a $15,000 prize given by the UNT Foundation in recognition of "a faculty member who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to scholarly-creative activity, teaching, and service and has served as an inspiration to the University of North Texas community." This is one of UNT's highest honors. Congratulations to Dr. Bond!Read more »
The UNT Office of Research has posted a wonderful podcast interview that Julie West did with 2012 UNT Rilke Prize winner Laura Kasischke during her visit to Denton: https://research.unt.edu/media/podcast-interview-laura-kasischke-poet-and-unt-rilke-prize-winner.Read more »
As they have done every year, graduates of our undergrad and grad programs are moving on to some exciting destinations.Read more »
Sarah Beckwith (Professor of English and Chair of Theater Studies, Duke University)
"What Mamillius Knew: Ceremonies of Initiation in The Winter's Tale."
Everyone is welcome!Read more »
In the Fall 2012 semester Dr. Marshall Armintor will teach a new class on Jewish Graphic Novels in conjunction with UNT's Jewish Studies Program.
Please see the recent article in the North Texas Daily for more information: http://www.ntdaily.com/?p=65686
Please join the Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium for their final talk fo the semester.
Jeff Doty (English, West Texas A&M University)
"'This Ticklish Commodity of the Vulgar's Favor': Shakespeare and the Popular Appetite"
Monday, April 23, 2012 at 4:00pm
Auditorium Building, Rm. 103
All are welcome!Read more »
The last ASC of the semester features Judith Yaross Lee, a professor in the School of Communication Studies, at Ohio University.
Lee will speak on “Twain's Vernacular Vision and the Visual Vernacular” on April 19 at 3:30 PM in the Willis Library Forum.
For more information, see http://untamericanstudies.weebly.com/.Read more »
The ASC presents:
Spencer D.C. Keralis, (Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Research Associate, UNT Libraries) and his lecture "The Squirrel on a Golden Chain: Cruelty, Captivity, and the Making of Enlightenment Boyhood."
Friday, March 30, 2012 at 1 PM in the Willis Library Forum.Read more »