Personnel Profile

Cathy Downs, Professor of English

Cathy Downs


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.

Pound in Paris, Williams in Rutherford: Travel and the Poetic Subject, ALA, San Antonio, February 2016.

Creative Publications (Selections)

"Exotic Grass," VIA Metropolitan Transportation Authority, San Antonio, 2015

"Chalk on the Chalkboard," Cinco de VIA, VIA Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 2014

"Strange Beach," Texas Poetry Calendar. Austin: Dos Gatos P, 2014

"And Now for a Word from Our Sponsors," Borderlands 38 (2013); 11.

La Posada” Texas Poetry Calendar 2013. Austin: Dos Gatos Press, 2012.

“Mice.” Writer’s Bloc (Fall 2012).

“A Traveller.” Blue Hole (Fall 2012).

“Go Forth” [Original Fiction]. College English Association Conference, San Antonio, 2010.

Other Involvement

Councilor, CCTE, Rhetoric, Composition, and Film (2017-2020)

Reviewer, Reviewing the Evidence (online book review)

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
Personal Website:

This page was last updated on: August 22, 2017