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.

Wayne Presents Paper at Conference

February 25, 2010  Heather Wayne, a student in our Masters in English, Literary, Cultural, and Textual studies program has recently presented her paper titled: “Interrupted Subjectivity and the Precession of the Gothic in Northanger Abbey” at the 20th Anniversary Aphra Behn & Women in the Arts Conference held at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee.

Uttich Awarded Iron Horse Prize

February 25, 2010  Laurie Rachkus Uttich, a Spring 2009 graduate of the M.F.A. program in creative writing has been awarded the highly competitive Iron Horse Discovered Voices Prize in fiction for her short story “What We Tell.” Her story appears in the just-released Winter 2009 issue of Iron Horse Literary Review 11.6.

The Florida Review 2009 Editors' Awards Winners

October 20, 2009  The Florida Review has announced its Editors’ Awards winners for 2009. See a list of winners on the journal’s Web site. The Florida Review, a literary journal published twice yearly by the University of Central Florida, publishes poetry and prose from emerging and established writers.

UCF alum Venditti's The Surrogates now a major motion picture

September 25, 2009  On September 25, Touchstone Pictures releases The Surrogates, a major motion picture based on the work of UCF alum Robert Venditti. Venditti wrote the 2003 comic book series of the same name that was illustrated by Brett Weldele and published by Top Shelf Productions. The comic, set in a future...

Katie Beth Curtis Awarded First Prize in JASNA 2009 Essay Contest

September 18, 2009  “Master’s in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies student Katie Beth Curtis has won first prize at the Post-Graduate level of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) 2009 Essay Contest for her essay “Troubled Sisterhood: When Sisters Become Rivals in Mansfield Park.” She will present her paper at the...

Craig Saper Edits Reprinted Book Foretelling the End of the Book

August 27, 2009  Craig Saper edited a new edition of Bob Brown’s prophetic book The Readies(originally published in 1930 and published now with Saper’s annotations and Afterword with Rice University Press). More than fifty years before electronic forms of abbreviated writing became commonplace in text messages, Brown invented a new format for reading,...

English Faculty Completes Philosophical Vampire Novel

August 10, 2009  Susan Hubbard’s vampire novel, The Society of S, offers a fresh, ethical take on the popular vampiric fiction genre. Inspired by a dream, Hubbard’s novel contains characters that will change the way people think about the world around them. “To care about the environment, to care about ethics, to wrestle...

English Faculty Holds Signing for New Book

June 11, 2009  University of Central Florida English faculty Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés held a booksigning for her latest work, Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles, about Cuban-American exiles at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11,2009 at UrbanThink! Bookstore in Orlando.

Master’s Students Present at Children’s Literature Conference

May 27, 2009  Master’s in Literature alumna Mandy Mahaffey and Master’s in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies student Jeannina Perez presented at the Girls’ Culture & Girls’ Studies: Surviving, Reviving, Celebrating Girlhood Conference, October 16–18, 2008 in New Haven, Connecticut. Their papers were, respectively: “Gender Performativity, Sexual Orientation, Body, and the ‘I Kiss...

Master’s and Undergraduate Students Present at International Conference

May 27, 2009  Master’s in Literature alumna Mandy Mahaffey, Master’s in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies student Jessica Masri, and undergraduate English student Corrinne Woods, formed a panel entitled “Time/lessness in The Last Unicorn” at the 30th International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts (International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts),...

Master’s in Literature Alumna Joins Ph.D. Program at University of Maryland

May 27, 2009  Master’s in Literature Alumna Ucheche Okereke-Beshel has been accepted into University of Maryland’s English Ph.D. Program and offered a $20,000 fellowship. She joins her new program in fall 2009