Faculty Profile for Dr. Robert T Tally Jr.

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Dr. Robert T Tally Jr.
Professor — English
FH M09
phone: (512) 245-3016

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Robert T. Tally Jr. is the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities (2018-2021) and a Professor of English at Texas State University. He is also an Honorary Professor of International Studies at Texas State.

Teaching Interests

Critical Theory, American Literature, World Literature, History and Theory of the Novel

Research Interests

Critical Theory, History of Criticism, 19th Century Literature, American Literature, Spatial Literary Studies, Marxist Criticism

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Tally, R. T. (2021). Fredric Jameson, 1934-. In Routledge Handbook of Marxism and Post-Marxism.
  • Tally, R. T. (2020). Towards the Geospatial Humanities: Reflections from Two Panels. The International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 14(1–2), 6–26.
  • Tally, R. T. (2020). Review of Jim O’Laughlin, ed. Kurt Vonnegut Remembered. Resources for American Literary Study.
  • Tally, R. T. (2020). Geocriticism and Literary Spatial Studies Today. Academic Research (China) (pp. 141–148). China.
  • Tally, R. T. (Ed.). (2020). Spatial Literary Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Space, Geography, and the Imagination. Routledge.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Golden Apple Award for Scholarly/Creative Activity, College of Liberal Arts. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: University Award for Excellence in Scholarly/ Creative Activity, Texas State University. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi National Honors Society Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi. April 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi National College Honors Society Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi. April 2017
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Stephany Goodbread Faculty Advisor of the Year, Texas State U., Honors College. September 2016

Selected Grants

  • Tally, Robert (Principal). Spaces of Narrative: Herman Melville Literary Cartography. Research Enhancement Grant. Summer 2008., Texas State University, Institutional (Higher Ed). (Submitted: 2008, Funded: 2008). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

African-American Literature Search Committee
August 2020-Present
Social Media Committee
August 2020-Present
Curriculum Revision Committee
April 2020-Present
Book Manuscript Reviewer
multiple publishers
January 2020-Present
Editorial Review Board Member
January 2019-Present