Recent Faculty Activity

Faculty from the Department of English and the Creative Writing program have many accomplishments to celebrate in the spring of 2024: books published, fellowships received, and more. Both at the university and in the city at large, their contributions are myriad.

Dr. Daniel Davies was awarded a Solmsen Fellowship by the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin for his project “Under Siege: Perpetual Warfare and Late-Medieval Literature.”


The CLASS Media and Moving Image (MMI) initiative (chaired by Dr. Karen Fang) has launched an Instagram account, from which they will share info about the initiative, new courses, affiliate faculty, programming funds, and student prize competition.


Dr. Amanda Ellis discussed her recent book, Letras y Limpias: Decolonial Medicine and Holistic Healing in Mexican American Literature (2021), with Dr. Haylee Harrell as part of the Faculty Spotlight Series hosted by the UH English Department and the Undergraduate English Society.


Dr. Sebastian Lecourt addressed the Houston Symposium in Philosophy of Religion, a group that meets regularly at Houston’s Holocaust Museum. Dr. Lecourt gave an overview of his current book project, The Genres of Comparative Religion.


Kevin Prufer’s debut novel, Sleepawayis forthcoming in April 2024 from Acre Books.


Dr. Michael D Snediker’s third book of poems, Jones Very, is forthcoming in 2024 from Ornithopter Press.


Dr. David Womble, who serves on the UH Faculty Senate, spoke at January’s 2024 Faculty Senate Conference. The conference explored “changes and challenges in higher ed—from academic freedom to AI, climate change to mental health.”