English M.A. students active at national conferences

October 12, 2011  Students in the Master of Arts in English, Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies program have been active at conferences around the country this calendar year. In addition, Lindsay Anderson and April Urban had an article published in Southern Discourse. Conference Presentations: Jessica Holland, “Chasing Posthuman Reality: Simulacra, Advertising, and Philip...

UCF English Lit Majors Take Top Prizes in (Inter)National Jane Austen Essay Contest

August 23, 2011  Two UCF English majors—Faith Dickens and Hillary Casavant—have taken top prizes in the annual Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) essay contest. Faith Dickens won first prize in the undergraduate division for her essay entitled “Whims of the Wealthy: Marriage and Desire for Sense and Sensibility’s Miss Grey.” Hillary...

Atkins Foundation gives to technical communication scholarship

July 19, 2011  The Atkins Foundation, Inc., has awarded a grant of $3,000 to the UCF Foundation, Inc. in support of the STC-UCF Melissa Pellegrin Memorial Scholarship, an endowment established by the Orlando Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. The STC endowment is managed by the philanthropic arm of the University of...

Kelle Groom's memoir gaining national attention

July 18, 2011  UCF alum Kelle Groom is garnering critical acclaim with her newest book. I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl: A Memoir, from Free Press/Simon & Schuster, was recently selected by Oprah Winfrey for O Magazine’s 2011 summer reading list. In stirring, hypnotic prose, I Wore the Ocean...

UCF Hosts Creative Writing Classes for Adults and Teens

June 13, 2011  Creative writing workshops for teens and adults this summer aim to build UCF’s literary community. Courses are designed to teach the skills and techniques used by professional creative writers to create fiction, poetry and non-fiction. Each class will consist of a lecture, discussion and workshop where participants will learn new...

English Student Presents Paper at PCA Conference

June 06, 2011  On April 20-23, 2010, Amanda Ewoldt, a student in the English M.A. in Literary, Cultural, and Textual studies program, attended the Popular Culture Association conference in San Antonio and presented her paper, “‘The twenty-first century is when everything changes’: Torchwood and Resistance to Posthumanism.”

Peter Telep co-authors Tom Clancy novel

June 01, 2011  By day, Peter Telep teaches screenwriting, creative writing and fiction writing at UCF. By night, he’s a New York Times best-selling author and the most recent collaborator of Tom Clancy, the renowned author of international thrillers. He co-authored Clancy’s newest book Against All Enemies, to be released in June. On...

Masters student Blake Vives at the American Studies Symposium

April 28, 2011  Blake Vives, a student in the Master of Arts in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies program, presented her paper “Uncovering Deborah Sampson’s Apparently Silenced Voice: Gallantress of Early American Female Masculinity” at the American Studies Symposium, “Interrogating Silence(s): A Critical Examination of Memories, Voices, and Identities in American Studies,” at...

Masters student Jay Jay Stroup at the American Studies Symposium

April 28, 2011  Jay Jay Stroup, a student in the Master of Arts in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies program, presented her paper “Rediscovering Bonds of Intimacy: The Female Homosocial and Lesbian Continuum in Milcah Martha Moore’s Book.” at the American Studies Symposium, “Interrogating Silence(s): A Critical Examination of Memories, Voices, and Identities...

Masters student Jessica Workman at the Pop Culture Association/American Culture Conference

April 28, 2011  Jessica Workman, a student in the Master of Arts in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies program, presented her paper , “Chasing Posthuman Reality: Simulacra, Advertising, and Philip K. Dick’s Ubik.” at the Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference in San Antonio, TX, on April 20-23, 2011.

The Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs

April 20, 2011  UCF is featured in The Huffington Post‘s “Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs.” The article notes that UCF’s Creative Writing MFA Program “fully funds nearly all its incoming students” and deserves more attention from applicants. Read the complete story from The Huffington Post or from UCF Today.

Award-winning poems by Milanés set to music

April 04, 2011  Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés’s Everyday Chica has now been set to music. Winner of the 2010 Longleaf Press Poetry Award, Everyday Chica offers readers an evocative poetic rendering of the Cuban-American experience in language so personal and deeply felt that it becomes for readers the universal language of all natives and...

Sandler and Pugh collaborate on essay of 1950s Hollywood

August 10, 2010  UCF Film’s Barry Sandler teamed up with fellow Associate Professor of English Tison Pugh to write an essay for an upcoming book entitled Larger Than Life: Movie Stars of the 1950s. Their essay revolves around the life and work of Montgomery Clift. The book will be released on August 13,...

Anna Maria Jones wins 2010 Women's Research Center Award in the Arts and Humanities

May 21, 2010  Anna Maria Jones received UCF’s Women’s Research Center 2010 Award in the Arts and Humanities. She becomes the 16th recipient of the annual award initiated in 2002. The award defrays some of the costs of research and production associated with her scholarly research and production of her book-length manuscript Self-Possessed:...

CAH seniors inducted into the Order of Pegasus

May 11, 2010  Brenna Egan and Nátalia Marques da Silva received the Order of Pegasus, UCF’s most prestigious student award. President John C. Hitt and Provost and Executive Vice President Terry Hickey were in attendance to congratulate the 2010 inductees and assist with the presentation of their award medals. Brenna Egan is a...

2009-2010 Research Incentive Award winners

May 05, 2010  The College of Arts and Humanities announces the 2009-2010 recipients of Research Incentive Awards: Mark Kamrath – English Keith Folse – Modern Languages Kristin Congdon – Philosophy See the 2008-2009 RIA award winners.

Saper quoted in The New York Times

April 14, 2010  In the April 11 edition of The New York Times Sunday Book Review, Jennifer Schuessler quotes Craig Saper in her review of Bob Brown’s The Readies. Saper is writing a biography of Brown, who Schuessler calls “a godfather of the reading machine” and “nearly forgotten early-20th-century writer and impresario.” An...

Graduate student presents at 19th Century Studies conference

April 02, 2010  Heather Wayne, a student in the Master of Arts in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies program, presented her paper “Gazing Women ‘Becoming’ Objects: The Female Artist Performs Subjectivity in Elizabeth Stuart Phelps’s The Story of Avis” at the Nineteenth Century Studies Association’s annual conference in Tampa, Florida.

Graduate student joins Ph.D. program at USF

April 02, 2010  Jessica Masri, a student in the Master of Arts in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies program, has been accepted to the Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition program at the University of South Florida beginning fall 2010.

Workman's Article Published in Journal

February 25, 2010  Jessica Workman, a student in our Masters in English, Literary, Cultural, and Textual studies program had her article “Forming a National Identity: Reconciling Genres in Susanna Rowson’s Reuben and Rachel” published in the first issue of The Journal of Research on Women and Gender.