Department of English Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in English, Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies

The Master of Arts in English, Literature program has a new name and a remodeled curriculum, starting fall 2009. The Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies program emphasizes new approaches to literary texts and fosters the study of texts that expand the traditional definitions of literature. It prepares students for both academic and non-academic careers by encouraging them to make connections among texts (critical, theoretical, scholarly, and creative), to engage in research and critical thinking at an advanced level, and to write and present scholarship of merit and distinction.

Many courses in the program are interdisciplinary, integrating literature with the visual arts, film, music, history, and politics. The new curriculum now includes courses like Teaching College Literature, as well as a Capstone Course to help students hone their teaching and academic writing skills to prepare for competitive job markets.

The graduate faculty in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies publish and teach in a wide range of areas—from medieval romance to digital media, from early American captivity narratives to contemporary experimental fiction—and from a variety of theoretical perspectives.

For more information about admissions and program requirements and University graduate policies, consult the UCF Graduate Catalog. If you have more questions, contact the Graduate Programs Assistant.


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Patricia B. Angley

Research Interests: ; Twentieth & Twenty-first Century American Literature; Women Writers and Feminist Theory; Contemporary Native American Literature; Faulkner and Southern Literature

James Campbell

Research Interests: British and Irish Literature since 1885, War and Literature, Sexuality Theory, Science Fiction 

Lynn A. Casmier-Paz

Research Interests: African American Slave Narratives; Autobiography and Life Writing Studies; Literacy Studies; Literary Theory

Anna Maria Jones

Research Interests: Victorian literature and culture; the history of the novel; literary theory; neo-Victorian literature and culture; science and literature; the Gothic; Victorian periodicals; Japanese manga and anime

Mark L. Kamrath

Research Interests: Brown and the Early Republic, 1771-1810; Eighteenth-Century Periodicals and Print Culture; Native American Studies; Digital Humanities and Textual Editing

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Lisa M Logan

Research Interests: Early American Literature; Women's Personal Narratives, including autobiography, diary, and memoir, and especially captivity, crime, travel, and cross-dressing; Feminist Theory; American Novel; theories of space and place

Barry Mauer

Research Interests: Film and Media Studies; Cultural Studies; Rhetoric and Composition; Literary Theory; Memory and Monuments

Kevin Meehan

Research Interests: Caribbean Literature and Culture; African American Literature and Culture; Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development; Popular Music in the Age of Digital Reproduction

Patrick D. Murphy

Research Interests: Nature-oriented Literature; Modern American Poetry; Ecocriticism; Science Fiction; Ecofemnism; Bakhtinian dialogics

Kathleen M. Oliver

Research Interests: British Literature and Culture, 1660 - 1830; The Early Gothic; Clothing and Accoutrement in Literature; Fetishism and Mourning; Historicism (New and Old); Cultural Materialism; "Thing Theory"; Feminist/Gender Theory

Tison Pugh

Research Interests: Medieval English Literature; Queer and Gender Studies; Pedagogy; Film; Children's Literature; Southern Literature

Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés

Research Interests:
Latino/a Literature, writing, women writers of color, Emergent American Literature and women's studies.

Kathryn Lee Seidel

Research Interests: Dr. Seidel publishes in the area of women writers and literature of the American South. She is the author of The Southern Belle in the American Novel and co-editor of Zora in Florida.

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