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Lawrence M. Lewis

Dr. Lawrence M. Lewis

Dr. Lawrence M. Lewis



Marty Lewis has taught English and composition at UTB for more than 25 years, serving six of those years as department chair. He earned a doctorate in American literature from The University of Texas at Austin and wrote a dissertation on the parallels between the poetry of Wallace Stevens and the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. His specialties are modern poetry, composition, composition theory, literary criticism, and creative writing. For the last several years he has focused on the work of Sandra Cisneros, particularly her positions on class and ethnicity. Some of his poetry has been published, and he is currently circulating a collection of poems titled “Poems Overheard in the Beer Joints.”


Ph.D. from The University of Texas in Austin
BA from St Edward’s University

CV/VITAE: Lewis Vitae

Classes Taught:

Eighteen different courses during the last five years, including graduate courses in poetry, short story, and literary theory; upper division literature courses (Nineteenth Century American Poetry, Survey of American Literature II, Creative Writing—Poetry, Creative Writing—Short Story); lower division courses in composition and Survey of World Literature I and II.

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Modern Poetry
Modern American Literature
Literary Criticism

Previous Experience:

Teaching Assistant/Assistant Instructor, University of Texas at Austin, 1970-1976
Assistant Professor, Oakland University, 1976-1981

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