Notice: the JOSTES team had to take a rather long hiatus starting in spring 2014 as we all worked toward the creation of our new university. We are now The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, a consolidation of the two south Texas sister UT System legacy institutions, UT Brownsville and UT-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas.

We are in the process of starting up our journal again - a rebirth, like a caterpillar getting ready to emerge from its cocoon. We are working on our next Call for Papers for a spring 2016 (early May) relaunch, an appropriate season for Rebirth - the theme of our newest issue.

With the strength of our newly combined resources, the new iteration of the Journal of South Texas English Studies promises to be even greater and relevant, as we hope to expand our reach and publishing opportunities.

Stay tuned to our rebirth and renewal!

The editors of JOSTES
December 2015

Journal of South Texas English Studies

Sunday, April 13, 2014

What Can't You Do With an English Major (Winter 2014; Volume 5, Issue 1)

Welcome to the Winter 2014 issue (Volume 5, Issue 1) in which we discuss the different opportunities offered to English majors. We appreciate receiving your feedback. The new CFP for the Summer 2014 issue will be posted shortly. Enjoy!

The Editors
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Letter from the editors

Table of Contents

Contributors' Biographies

Notes from the field: Editorial

A Letter Home to Parents - Jennifer Jennings Davis

Publishing from the Margins - Angelic Rodgers

Scholarly Articles

Cross-Pollinating the Mind: Reflections at the Crossroads of the English and STEM Studies - Cindy Lutenbacher and Alison Ligon

The Necessity of Humanities in Medicine: How English Studies and the Arts Contribute to the Human Experience - Ashley Beason-Manes

Creative Works

Good Writing - Sally Jarzab

Trapped - Fathima E. V.

Book Reviews

Review of The War Against Grammar by David Mulroy - David Aguilar

Review of Not Trivial: How Studying the Traditional Liberal Arts Can Set You Free by Laurie Encott Thomas - Sarah Dierlam

Review of I Have Always Been Here by Christopher Carmona - R. Dean Straight