UCF researchers bring 1755 literary work into digital age

May 16, 2019  A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities is helping bring Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language into the the digital age.

Students, faculty involved in NPR News’ NextGenRadio

May 03, 2019  UCF’s Nicholson School of Communication and Media and WUCF-TV partnered with Central Florida’s WMFE 90.7FM to bring the program to Orlando April 29-May 3. Four of the six students selected to participate in Orlando’s “boot camp” are from UCF.

17 CAH faculty members receive promotion or tenure

April 16, 2019  Fostering the success of our faculty and staff is critical to meeting the mission of the College of Arts and Humanities. This year, 17 faculty members received promotions or tenure.

Star Wars: May the Course Be With You

April 09, 2019  Coming to the UCF galaxy fall of 2019, Special Topics: Star Wars will focus on the popular films’ storytelling techniques and is open to all majors.

5 Arts & Humanities faculty members receive emeritus status

April 03, 2019  Five retiring UCF College of Arts and Humanities faculty members received emeritus status in 2019: Paul Dombrowski, José Fernández, Paolo Giordano, Daniel Jones and Donald Stap.

Arts and Humanities faculty members honored for excellence

April 03, 2019  Faculty members from across the college were honored at the 2019 Founders’ Day Honors Convocation, which recognizes UCF faculty members and students from across disciplines for their academic achievements, contributions and tenures.

CAH Staff Awards recognize hard work, dedication of staff

March 29, 2019  The 2019 CAH Staff Awards recognized 22 staff members for their years of service, hard work and commitment to making UCF great.

UCF poet and musician collaborate on emotional choral piece

March 15, 2019  Based on a poem by UCF English professor Chrissy Kolaya, music professor Alex Burtzos’ choral piece “Mirabilis” will be performed by the UCF Chamber Singers at UCF Celebrates the Arts.

UCF English professor’s new alum-published novel haunts, entertains

March 11, 2019  For fans of fantasy, science-fiction, and UCF faculty success, creative writing professor Dr. Micah Dean Hicks’ novel, “Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones,” will creep you out in a good way.

With help from University Archives, English students create pieces for UCF Celebrates the Arts

February 25, 2019  By doing archival research at the John C. Hitt Library, Dr. Louise Kane’s students found inspiration for their literary modernism final projects, which will be showcased at UCF Celebrates the Arts on April 5-6, 2019.

Creative Writing MFA student Caitlin Lochner “displays promise as YA author”

February 20, 2019  Caitlin published her first novel, A Soldier and a Liar, this month. She’s on a speaking engagement tour this weekend around Florida.

Dept. of English brings award-winning authors to campus

February 01, 2019  Award-winning fiction writers Bonnie Jo Campbell and Anna Levi will read their works and answer audience questions during on-campus events this month.

English students’ literary research published in The Pegasus Review

January 18, 2019  Technical communication student Kennedy Harkins and English alumna Ivy McKay ’17 had their research articles published in issue 10.1 of The Pegasus Review: UCF Undergraduate Research Journal. The highly selective journal, which accepts just seven articles per issue, features essays that go through a thorough editing process, with the writers...

Technical communication blends passions, paves way for student success

January 11, 2019  For student Andrea Romero, success can be found through the English Department’s technical communication track and the connections she’s found along the way.

Call for Papers for Identities Remixed: 8th Annual UCF English Graduate Symposium

December 11, 2018  The Department of English calls for papers for the 8th Annual UCF English Graduate Symposium on April 5, 2019.

I AM UCF encourages creativity, rewards with scholarship

December 07, 2018  The I Am UCF Digital Storytelling Initiative allows students to get creative by fusing together writing, performance, visual displays and digital media.

Don Stap, founder of English journals reads November 8

October 31, 2018  Don Stap is the author of two books of natural history prose—Birdsong and A Parrot Without a Name—and a collection of poems, Letter at the End of Winter.

Aquifer named finalist for Firecracker Award

May 18, 2018  The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) has named Aquifer as a finalist in the Best Debut Magazine category of their annual Firecracker Awards for Independently and Self-Published Literature. This distinguished literary awards series spotlights books and magazines making a sparkling contribution to our literary culture, and publishers striving...

Professor Terry Thaxton 's 'Mud Song' wins Florida Book Award

March 23, 2018  Terry Ann Thaxton, professor of English and M.F.A. program director, has won her second Florida Book Award for her third book of poems, Mud Song. Her first Florida Book Award was in 2014 for her second book of poems, The Terrible Wife. Mud Song won the silver and The Terrible Wife won the bronze, both in the poetry...

Creative Writing alumnus named 2018 NEA Literature Creative Writing Fellow

December 14, 2017  Jaroslav Kalfař ‘11 might feel that literary success is elusive, but it seems to be following him closely. Kalfař was recently awarded a highly competitive and prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship for $25,000. Kalfař majored in Creative Writing at UCF before completing his MFA at New...