Texas A&M University-Kingsville


Department of Language and Literature


Submit to Writer's Bloc, the University's literary magazine. Submissions open until March 31. Contact the editor, Aletha Eyerman, at kuahe000@tamuk.edu.

February 18

Visit of US author Victor Villasenor, whose novels include Burro Genius, Rain of Gold, and Macho! Keep your eye out for posters announcing Villasenor events.

February 27, 10 am - 2 pm

The Department of Language and Literature helps host the African-American read-in, located at the pavilion next to the MSUB. Bring a poem or a paragraph or two of prose from an author of African-American heritage. Original works are welcome as well! 

March 20

Women and Gender Studies Symposium. Follow the link for the the Call for Papers.

April 24

Sigma Delta Pi Student Research Symposium, with presentations of student research from multiple departments. Keynote speaker: Dr. Rolando Hinojosa-Smith.

April 24 (Early evening)

The Lucille Kruse Literary Reader is Dr. Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, author of Dear Rafe, Rites and Witnesses, and many other novels in the Klail City Death Trip series, which is set in South Texas. Please join us at 5:00 pm for a reading and a book signing by Dr. Hinojosa-Smith.

Michelle Johnson-Vela, Chair of the Department

Faculty and students at the Department of Language and Literature read, teach, create, translate, and produce words for both the utility of business and the depth of culture and philosophy. The department offers graduate and undergraduate majors and minors as well as general education courses required for TAMUK undergraduate degrees, and it teaches courses that support teaching certification in Secondary Spanish and English.


  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts with Certification
  • Minor in English
  • Minor in Writing


  • Minor in French
  • Supporting field at the MA level


  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts with Certification
  • Minor in Spanish
  • Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Hispanic Culture

Women and Gender Studies Minor

  • Interdisciplinary minor
  • Yearly conference open to students

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