The Department of Literature and Languages offers you a variety of degree plans which prepare you for written and linguistic expertise in English or Spanish.
What sets our department apart is our insistence that whatever form it may take, discourse is discourse. A degree in English or Spanish prepares you for a variety of careers within and outside of academia.
Our literature and languages faculty are excited to develop your knowledge and skills through research. Opportunities are available for both undergraduate and graduate students. We encourage you to discuss any research interests with your professors.
When a woman is on trial for murder, the media and prosecution often focus less on the evidence and more on the woman and her identity; the ways she meets (or doesn’t meet) societal expectations is often used against her. Read More
The project is based on a corpus of digital-quality audio-video recordings of dyadic conversations in which speakers perform a baseline joke and then are free to talk for about ten minutes. Both speakers are closely miked and have a computer camera trained on them, thus allowing for multimodal features including prosody and eye gaze to be captured. Learn More
Black History Month Series Part 1: Honoring and Recognizing Impactful Black Figures in the Lion Family Many students at Texas A&M University-Commerce have wandered the halls or taken classes in David Talbot Hall. Despite the building’s reputation as a well-known landmark—and possible ghost haven—on campus, many students and even faculty members are unacquainted with the […]
Part 4 of the Spooky Stories Series Content Warning: Although not described in detail, this article does mention topics of murder and sexual assault that may be triggering to some. For October, we have been exploring scary stories at A&M-Commerce, from children’s horror stories to legends of ghosts on campus and myths about the Salem Witch […]
Part 2 of the Spooky Stories Series On the farthest east side of campus stands David Talbot Hall. It’s a fairly plain-looking building from the outside: red brick, rectangular in shape, uniform windows neatly lined up on all four sides. Inside, however, is a different story. The building is adorned with pillars, large winding staircases […]
Part 1 of the Spooky Story Series For many of us, a childhood rite of passage was to get our hands on a book from Alvin Schwartz’s “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” series. The spine-chilling tales and Stephen Gammell’s horrifying illustrations kept many of us awake at night. Because of this, “Scary Stories” […]
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has selected A&M-Commerce to receive a $100,000 College Readiness and Success Models grant. Dr. Pamela Webster, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, and Dr. Gavin Johnson, assistant professor and director of writing in the Department of Literature and Languages will serve as co-principal investigators. The grant is earmarked […]
A collective featuring two Texas A&M University-Commerce faculty members is the recipient of a monetary award that will be used to establish a digital rhetorical privacy lab on the university campus. Dr. Charles Woods and Dr. Gavin Johnson, both assistant professors in the Department of Literature and Languages at A&M-Commerce, are advisory board members of […]
Texas A&M University-Commerce Assistant Professor Charles Woods, Ph.D., was recently honored with a pair of awards for his podcast, “The Big Rhetorical.” Woods’ podcast bills itself as “your home for all things rhetoric, composition, technical communications, Ph.D. life, and so much more.” The podcast, which as of writing has 114 episodes dating back to August […]
Eight faculty members at A&M-Commerce will be awarded the 2021 Dr. Augustine “Chuck” Arize Junior Faculty Award in a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Dean Kimberly McLeod in the College of Education and Human Services will serve as keynote speaker for the event. The award recognizes A&M-Commerce junior faculty who exhibit professional excellence. Candidates […]
The Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Literature and Languages will restart its yearly tradition of hosting a viewing of the Manhattan Short Film Festival on Sept. 29. The festival is unique in that, instead of a touring event that travels to various venues, it is hosted simultaneously by theatres, schools, municipalities and more worldwide. At […]
The A&M-Commerce Faculty Senate and the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education have selected eight outstanding faculty members to receive the 2021 Dr. Augustine “Chuck” Arize Junior Faculty Award. The award recognizes A&M-Commerce faculty who exhibit professional excellence. Professors are nominated by department heads or deans based on exceptional teaching evaluations, research, publications […]