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English Dept. News & Events

Spring 2024

Deborah D.E.E.P. MoutonDeborah D.E.E.P. Mouton
February 7, 2024
Milam and Travis rooms
2:30 p.m.

Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton is an internationally recognized writer, educator, activist, performer, and the first Black Poet Laureate of Houston. Author of multiple works, from theater to opera, to internationally recognized books, Mouton shows there is no boundary for where a story can take you.


 JD Pluecker

JD Pluecker Creative Writing Workshop and Reading
March 5, 2024

Creative Writing Workshop
Milam and Travis Rooms
1:00 p.m.

Reading
TDECU Tour room
2:30 p.m.

JD Pluecker is a poet, artist, and translator whose interdisciplinary work inhabits the intersections of writing, history, translation, art, interpreting, bookmaking, queer/trans aesthetics, non-normative poetics, language justice and cross-border cultural production.


hand holding a penichCreative Writing Student Reading
40,000 Windows Cafe
Aprill 11, 2024
2:30 p.m.


News 2024


Fall 2023 

Latinx Literature, Aloud and Proudan open hardback book
Oct. 4, 2023
11:30 a.m.
At the Mural area in the Academic Building.

Bring your favorite passage of literature by you favorite Latinx author to read aloud.

Sponsored by the Department of English and the Center for Critical Race Studies


Borderlands Shakespeare Colectiva​bsc-founders.jpg
October 18, 2023
TDECU Tour Room (Welcome Center)

The Borderlands Shakespeare Colectiva (BSC) seeks to amplify the work of Chicanx and Indigenous artists who adapt Shakespeare to reflect the histories and lived realities of the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands.

The Borderlands Shakespeare Colectiva co-founders are Drs. Kathryn Vomero Santos (Trinity University), Katherine Gillen (Texas A&M University–San Antonio), and Adrianna M. Santos (Texas A&M University–San Antonio).

Light Refreshments will be provided!

This event is sponsored by the Center for Critical Race Studies, the UHD English Department, and the Cultural Enrichment Center.​ 

Any Questions?: Contact the Director of the Cultural Enrichment Center, Anita Raychawdhuri at raychawdhuria@uhd.edu​.​


News - 2023

Dr. Godwin AgbokaProfessor Godwin Y. Agboka Receives Two 2023 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Awards

Godwin Y. Agboka, University of Houston-Downtown, has received a 2023 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award for Equipping Technical Communicators for Social Justice Work: Theories, Methodologies, and Pedagogies, coedited with Rebecca Walton, Utah State University. Agboka received an award for Best Original Collection of Essays in Technical or Scientific Communication. The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Dr. Agboka has also received received a 2023 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award for Curricular Efforts in Technical Communication After the Social Justice Turn in Volume 36 Issue 1 of Journal of Business and Technical Communication, coauthored with Isidore K. Dorpenyo. Agboka received an award for Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication. The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).