1. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  2. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  3. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  4. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  5. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
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 Admissions Specialist.


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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

Bill Fogarty

Research Interests: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics in America, Britain, and Ireland; Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literature; Modernism

Anna Maria Jones

Research Interests: Victorian literature and culture; science and literature; the Gothic; Victorian periodicals; visual culture; Japanese manga and anime; Aestheticism and its afterlives; transnational neo-Victorianism

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

Louise Kane

Research Interests: Twentieth-century Literature; Literary Modernism; Transnational Literatures; American Literature; Asian-American Literature; British Literature; Caribbean Literature; Periodical Studies; Digital Humanities; Medical Humanities

Research Interests: Modernist American Fiction; Florida Studies, focusing on the works of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; Ernest Hemingway, gender, and war; Zora Neale Hurston and Eatonville, Florida; British Mediterranean Studies, focusing on the works of Lawrence Durrell and John Fowles; Modern Greek Literature

Lisa M Logan

Research Interests: Early American literature; literature by women; personal narratives, including autobiography, diary, and memoir; early American captivity, crime, travel, and cross-dressing narratives; feminist theory; American novel; theories of space and place; manuscript and material culture approaches

Barry Jason Mauer

Research Interests: Film and Media Studies, 

Cultural Studies, 

Rhetoric and Composition, 

Literary Theory, 

Memory and Monuments, 

Digital Humanities

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

Obi Nwakanma

Research Interests: Creative Writing - Poetry, fiction, the biography, Journalism, History of Ideas/Black intellectual experience, Modernity, post-colonial, National, Cultural & literary theories; African, African-American, Diaspora, and contemporary Trans-Atlantic Literatures.

Tison Pugh

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

Dawn Trouard
Department of English • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-5596 • Fax: 407-823-3300 • english@ucf.edu