Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Personnel Profile

Cathy Downs, Professor of English

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Ph.D., University of North Carolina (1995); M.A., University of North Carolina (1990); B.A., University of Texas (1981).

Teaching Interests

American literature

Women's issues

Literature and science.

Selected Works

Becoming Modern: Willa Cather's Journalism. Lincoln: U Nebraska P, 1999.

"Misprision: Glasgow Misreads Darwin." Modern Language Association Conference. Hilton Conf. Center, Chicago, IL. Dec. 1999.

"A New Math: HD and the Fourth Dimension." Spring and All: Conference in Honor of Dr. Linda Wagner-Martin’s Accomplishments. Hyde Hall, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. March 2011.

"Never Going to Cease my Wandering":Loren Eiseley and the American Hobo. Artifacts and Illuminations: Critical Essays on Loren Eiseley. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2012.

with LuAnne Ktiri-Idrissi. "Comparing South Texas and Qatari Readers' Reactions to Stories from Three Cultures." Learning and Teaching in Higher Education--Gulf Perspectives 11.2. Online.

Current Projects

a literary map of Texas (web)

Contact Information

Department of Language and Literature
201B Fore Hall
MSC 162 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361.593.2514 361.593.2516
email: c-downs@tamuk.edu
Personal Website:

This page was last updated on: September 08, 2014