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Black Theatre in Texas Exhibit

The Center for the Study of the Southwest will host an opening reception of Black Theatre in Texas: Stages of Struggle and Celebration on Monday, October 17th at 5:00 p.m. in Brazos Hall.

The exhibit will run through December 15, 2016.


Conversations at Cactus Cafe

Lecturer and MFA fiction graduate Ben Reed’s story “My Neighbor the Pilot” has won Texas Observer’s 2016 Short Story Contest. This fresh and urgent narrative brings to life what Ben calls the “little scrap of nightmare” that served as the germ of this story. Guest judge, Amelia Gray, another MFA fiction graduate, had this to say: “Funny and sad, this story captures in a few thousand words a sense of love and life in a chaotic world.” 

Texas State English

Undergraduate and Graduate Course Descriptions for the upcoming Spring semester are now available on the department website. Click the link below to download them.

Spring 2017 Course Descriptions

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Featured Alumna: Dr. Tina Žigon

Dr. Tina Žigon

Dr. Dr. Tina Žigon, who earned her MA in Literature at Texas State a few years ago, recently completed her PhD at the University of Buffalo while also accepting a position as Assistant Professor at the American University in Kuwait.


Featured Faculty: Dr. Eric Leake

Dr. Eric Leake

Dr. Eric Leake, Assistant Professor with a specialty in Rhetoric and Composition, focuses his current work on empathy and how it can be used as a means of persuasion.