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Wayne L Gay

Name

[Gay, Wayne L]
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, English

Biography

Wayne Lee Gay holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Music History from Baylor University, the Master of Arts degree in Musicology from the University of Iowa, the Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing / fiction from the University of North Texas, and the Ph.D. in Creative Writing / fiction from UNT. During his career as a journalist, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. As a creative writer, he is the winner of the Frank OConnor award for short fiction, the David Saunders award for creative nonfiction, and the first prize of the Saints and Sinners LGBT literary festival; his poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The Weight of Addition anthology of Texas poets and Best Gay Stories 2011. He currently focuses on teaching, writing fiction, and contributing regular reviews and commentary of classical music and popular culture for  theaterjones.com and Texas Classical Review (texasclassicalreview.com).

Professional Preparation

    • 1977 Bachelor of Music in Music History and LiteratureBaylor University, Waco, Texas
    • 1988 Master of Arts in MusicologyUniversity of Iowa
    • 2007 Master of Arts in Creative Writing(Fiction)University of North Texas
    • 2010 Ph.D. in Creative Writing(Fiction)University of North Texas

Awards and Honors

    • Mar  1990 Finalist, Pulitzer Prize, Criticsm sponsored by Columbia University
      Achievements:

      For coverage of the 1989 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Courses

      • ENGL 1302-043 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in communication. Continues ENGL 1301, but with an emphasis on advanced techniques of academic argument. Includes issue identification, independent library research, analysis and evaluation of sources, and synthesis of sources with students’ own claims, reasons, and evidence. This course focuses on critical engagement with ethical and social issues and the development of academic arguments that communicate a specific point of view. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1301.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-053 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in communication. Continues ENGL 1301, but with an emphasis on advanced techniques of academic argument. Includes issue identification, independent library research, analysis and evaluation of sources, and synthesis of sources with students’ own claims, reasons, and evidence. This course focuses on critical engagement with ethical and social issues and the development of academic arguments that communicate a specific point of view. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1301.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-067 Rhetoric and Composition II

        This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in communication. Continues ENGL 1301, but with an emphasis on advanced techniques of academic argument. Includes issue identification, independent library research, analysis and evaluation of sources, and synthesis of sources with students’ own claims, reasons, and evidence. This course focuses on critical engagement with ethical and social issues and the development of academic arguments that communicate a specific point of view. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1301.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1301-044 Rhetoric and Composition I

        Introduction to college reading and writing, emphasizing recursive writing processes, rhetorical analysis, synthesis of sources, and argument.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1301-059 Rhetoric and Composition I

        Introduction to college reading and writing, emphasizing recursive writing processes, rhetorical analysis, synthesis of sources, and argument.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-030 Rhetroic and Composition ii

        This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in communication. Continues ENGL 1301, but with an emphasis on advanced techniques of academic argument. Includes issue identification, independent library research, analysis and evaluation of sources, and synthesis of sources with students’ own claims, reasons, and evidence. This course focuses on critical engagement with ethical and social issues and the development of academic arguments that communicate a specific point of view. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1301.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-067 Rhetoric and Composition II

        Issue identification, independent library research, analysis and evaluation of sources, and synthesis of sources with students’ own claims, reasons, and evidence. This course focuses on critical engagement with ethical and social issues and the development of academic arguments that communicate a specific point of view.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1301-015 Rhetoric and Composition I

        Effective strategies for communication.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1301-022 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I

        Effective strategies for communication.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2303-005 LGBT Literature

        Study of selected writings dealing with the experience of human homosexuality, ranging from the ancient Greeks to contemporary literature.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2303-006 Literature of Opera

        Examination of works of literature upon which operas and musicals to be performed in the region during upcoming months are based.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2329-010 AMERICAN LITERATURE

        Study of the literature of identity in America, ranging from colonial times to the present day.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2329-004 American Literature

        Poetry, fiction, and cinema relating to issues of "Identity in America"

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • ENGL 2329-001 AMERICAN LITERATURE

        fiction, poetry, and cinema related to the subject of "Identity in America"
         

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2309-001 WORLD LITERATURE

        Ancient, Medieval, and modern works of fiction, poetry, and cinema by female writers from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
         

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2303-003 TOPICS IN LITERATURE: LITERATURE OF OPERA

        Examination of works of literature which provided the basis of musical theater and operatic works to be performed in the Dallas-Fort Worth region during the semester and months immediately thereafter.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2329-017 AMERICAN LITERATURE

        Writing from the Margins: Works of fiction, drama, cinema, and poetry by writers from marginalized groups in America

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2329-010 AMERICAN LITERATURE

        Writing from the Margins: Works of Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Cinema by writers from marginalized groups in America.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2303-010 Engl 2303-010

        Literature of Opera

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2329-004 Engl 2329-004

        American Literature: Works of Living Authors

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2329-008 American Literature: Works of Living Authors

        Works by Living Authors in the United States

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours