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English Department


6 February 2017



MFA fiction student Ramiro G. Hinojosa's short story, "Field Manual," has been accepted for publication in War, Literature & the Arts.


In early February, Scott Mogull will present research entitled, “Intersection of Technical Communication and Marketing Genres: Spanning Silos through Product Documentation” at the Fifth Colloquium Technical Communication in the Field, hosted by the Université Paris Diderot.


MA Literature student Thais Rutledge has been accepted into The University of Texas at Austin's PhD program in Comparative Literature, and will receive full funding.


Aimee Kendall Roundtree was interviewed on the “10 Minute Tech Comm” podcast about her article, "Social Health Content and Activity on Facebook: A Survey Study." The episode is available at the following link: Aimee also received a $20K grant from State Farm to research and design an intervention for improving fire incident reporting strategies. She will use text mining and qualitative research methods to characterize best practices and identify barriers that hinder report accuracy, consistency, and quality. The project will help San Marcos and College Station Fire Departments set reporting guidelines, create reporting templates, and train firefighters.


Miles Wilson’s new and selected stories 1977-2017 will be published by the University of New Mexico Press.  His literary papers have been acquired by the Southwestern Writers Collection.


Sections 1-20 of Kathleen Peirce's book-length poem Vault will appear in the next issue of Poetry International, and the book will be published in its entirety by New Michigan Press, available in the fall of this year. 


Rob Tally’s edited collection of essays, The Routledge Handbook of Literature and Space (Routledge 2017), has just been published:


Mark Busby's collection of poetry, Through Our Times: Occasional Poems 1960-2017, is now out from Lamar University Literary Press.

English Department


20 January 2017



Leah Schwebel co-edited and contributed to a special issue of The Chaucer Review on “The Legend of Good Women”: Leah’s article is entitled "Livy and Augustine as Negative Models in The Legend of Lucrece"; she also co-wrote the Introduction, "Looking Forward, Looking Back on the Legend of Good Women." This past fall, Leah was recognized as an Alpha Chi favorite professor.


Flore Chevaillier presented "Machine, Body, and Text in Eduardo Kac’s Non-human Poetry” at the 2017 MLA meeting in Philadelphia this January.


MFA fiction student Graham Oliver has been rehired for 2017 as a Ploughshares blogger. Last year he interviewed translators for the site, and you can read his end-of-the-year round-up at this link: His 2017 series will focus on newly released books with rural settings; his first entry looked at prize-winning novels from 2016:


Cecily Parks has three poems in the latest issue of


Alan Schaefer served as guest editor of the fall 2016 issue of Southwestern American Literature. The issue focuses on writing about and by musicians of the Southwest:


Aimee Kendall Roundtree won a teaching grant along with Dr. Hunter Close (Physics), Dr. Kristina Collins (Education), Dr. Grayson Lawrence (Art and Design), and Dr. Ziliang Zong (Computer Science). She will serve as Project Director on “Coding Across the Disciplines,” a $100K project to teach computer programming skills to middle and high school teachers from all disciplines. The project was funded by WeTeach_CS, a program of The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for STEM Education.  


Gabriella Corales – who graduated with a degree in English a few years ago, received a Rockefeller Fellowship and then completed her Masters degree at Stanford – currently teaches at the Impact Academy in California.  She recently published an essay on her experiences in Education Week Teacher:


"In Summer 2017 the College of Liberal Arts will present a bilingual adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. Performances will be August 3 - 10 in Centennial Hall G02 on the Texas State Campus. Professional actors from Austin will collaborate with Texas State Spanish and Theatre majors to present this adaptation to the public. This production is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Rob Tally’s essay "The Novel and the Map: Spatiotemporal Form and Discourse in Literary Cartography" appears in Space, Time, and the Limits of Human Understanding, edited by Shyam Wuppuluri and Giancarlo Ghiradri (Springer 2017).