HOGUE TAKES A NOVEL APPOACH TO LITERATURE
Hogue, professor of English, is the author of four books, including “Discourse and the Other: The Production of the Afro-American Text.”
His books are now “required reading in graduate seminars on postmodernist and postcolonial literature produced throughout the English-speaking world,” according to his nominator.
“There is virtually no student in the English department at the University of Houston, whether creative writing students or students of literary history or criticism, who does not take one or more of his courses,” the nominator wrote.
Hogue, who teaches subjects such as Native and Asian American literatures, conducts lectures that go beyond the stereotypical discussions of race and gender.
“He made us aware of our own unquestioned assumptions as well as the assumptions many in our world make that have gone unexamined, yet dictate most of the ideologies we live by,” wrote a former student in a letter of support.
This five-year renewable award is given to faculty who are outstanding in teaching, research and service. The recipient is awarded a $10,000 annual stipend.