New Beginnings (Fall 2009, Volume 1, Issue 1)

It is my distinct pleasure to present the first issue of the Journal of South Texas English Studies to you. This journal is a collaborative effort between The University of Texas at Brownsville's English Department and its graduate English student association (EGADS!). I would like to thank the entire editorial board of the journal for the their hard work and patience, including Associate Editors Don Crouse and Jenny Ashley and faculty members Dr. Beccie Randhawa, Dr. Diana Dominguez, and Dr. Teresa Murden.

This first issue of the journal is aptly themed "New Beginnings." We have a nice mix of authors from around the world, including Germany, India, and Australia, and across the United States, including Pennsylvania, Florida, and Texas. Please click on the links to the articles below. I hope you enjoy.

Andrew Keese

Scholarly Articles

Thelma and Louise and Sense and Sensibility: New Approaches to Challenging Dichotomies in Women’s History Through Literature and Film

The Lotus Sutra as Rhetorical Doctrine:
Toward a Spiritual Paradigm Shift in Academia

Culture Shock in Typee and La Relacion

Livres compos├ęs and Musicopoematographoscopes:
Brennan as a New Beginning in French Influence on Australian Poetry

Facebook: A Technique of Modern Power

Alan Oak

Jeni Booker Senter

Book Reviews
Kamla K. Kapur’s As a Fountain in a Garden

Carrie Rohman’s Stalking the Subject: Modernism and the Animal

Gregory Maguire’s Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Author Bios