Allene Nichols

Lecturer I - Arts And Humanities
Tags: Nineteenth and twentieth century feminist LGBTQ literature Popular Culture RHET COMM

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Humanities/Aesthetic Studies
- 2016
M.A. - Humanities/Aesthetic Studies
- 2002
M.S. - Humanities in Aesthetic Studies
University of Texas at Dallas - 2002
B.S. - Drama
Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX - 1987


Graduate Student Scholarship - School of Arts and Humanities, University of Texas at Dallas [2010]
Teaching Assistantship - School of Arts and Humanities, University of Texas at Dallas [2010]
Winner - Poetry Competition - Fort Worth Poetry Society [2010]
Second Prize - Helen Schaible Award - Poets Club of Chicago [2007]
Third Prize - Helen Schaible Award - Poets Club of Chicago [2006]


  • “Power, Identity, and the Wicked Witch,”, Oxford, UK, September 2016 
  • “The Dangerous Anger of the Wicked Witch.” Bad Girls and Evil Women. Ed. Keira Williams. Accepted and awaiting publication. 
  • “Rewriting Macbeth: New Witches for a new Audience.” Rewriting Shakespeare’s Plays for and by the Contemporary Stage. Eds. Michael Dobson and Estelle Rivier. Manchester University Press. Accepted and awaiting publication.
  • “Trekking through Postmodern Time in Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The Past from the Present, The Future from the Past: Television Explores Time Travel, edited by Sherry Ginn and Gillian I. Leitch. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 
  • “The Witch as a Liminal Identity in Second-Wave Feminist Poetry,” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2015
  • Co-editor of the pamphlet for the 26th Ezra Pound International Conference, Brunnenburg, Italy, July 2015
  • “Highlights from the Ongoing Collection in the Pound Room,” Brunnenburg, Italy, July 2015 
  • “Feminism and Representations of the Witch,” Faculty Feminist Research Collective colloquium, The University of Texas at Dallas, April 17, 2015 
  • “Celebrating Diversity and Proclaiming Identity in Second Wave Feminist Poetry Through Representations of the Witch,” Critical Voices Conference, The University of North Texas, March 2015 
  • “The Evolving Woman in Langston Hughes’s Poetry of the 1920s.” The Human. Issue 3, 2014.
  • “The Witch, the Cauldron, and the Inverted Kitchen Ritual,” Supernatural Studies, May 2013
  • Gateway School commencement speech, May 2012
  • “Manifesto for Non-Traditional Graduate Students,” MMLA Conference, St. Louis, Nov. 2011
  • Review of Marjorie Agosin’s The Light of Desire/La Luz de Deseo, Rougarou, Fall 2012
  • “How to Write a Bad Poem”, Teaching Creative Writing, Elaine Walker, ed. October 2012
  • “Cliff Jumping” and Other Poems, Southern Women Writers Conference, Mount Berry, GA, Sept. 2012, reading 
  • Acoustic Synergy, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX, July 2012, poetry reading
  • Synesthetic Ars Poetic, CentralTrak, Dallas, TX. Dec 2011, poetry reading 
Select Poetry Publications/Anthologies
  • “Chorus,” Veils, Halos, and Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women, 2016. 
  • “The Secret Life of Trees,” Mother Nature’s Trail, 2014
  • Di-Verse-City (Austin International Poetry Festival), “Slave/Trade,” April 2014 • Gilded Frame, “The Creation of Adam,” 2013 
  • “Kepler,” Science Poetry. Neil Harding McAlister, Ed. 2011. 
  • “Sitting in my Bathtub with a Razor Blade,” Knocking at the Door: Approaching the Other, 2011 
  •  “Silent Places” and “The Fan,” Moments of the Soul, Fall 2010
  • “To My Son,” Di-Verse-City (Austin International Poetry Festival), April 2011 
  • “We Were Rich Back Then,” Di-Verse-City (Austin International Poetry Festival), April 2010
  • “Ars Poetica,” “Haiti 2010,” “I’m a Texan”, Beyond the Gate (Fort Worth Poetry Society), April 2010
  • “Voice,” Dance the Guns to Silence: 100 Poems for Ken Saro-Wiwa, 2005 
Select Poetry Publications/Journals
  •  “Self-Improvement,” Di-Verse-City (Austin International Poetry Festival Anthology), April 2015
  • Southwestern Haiku and Haiga, two haigas, Dos Gatos Press, 2013
  • Journal of South Texas English Studies, “America of the Broken Heart,” January 2013 “Metatron,” Lunch Ticket, Winter 2012
  • “Myrtle,” Conclave, Autumn 2012 • Selection of poems and commentary in One Song, Three Composers. Shannon Novak, ed, 2012
  • “There is no safe place,” Ginger Piglet, Spring 2012
  • “The Secret Life of Trees,” New Plains Review, Spring 2011
  • “Dinner” and “El Milagro is Fácil,” Hinchas de PoesiaWinter 2010
  • “Daily News”, Naugatuck River Review, Summer 2010
  • “I Don’t Want to Grow Old,” New Plains Review, Summer 2010
  • “Oil” and “Srebrenica Massacre”,, February 2010 
  • “Silence is not an Option,”, Fall 2008 
Select Plays
  • Severed Limbs, Ecodrama Playwright’s Festival, 2012 (runner-up, no performance)
  • Someone Else’s God, ScriptWorks at Noveau 47, Dallas, TX, reading, May 2011 
  • “Hedy Lamar Syndrome,” Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre, Women at Work Festival, Madison, WI, April 2011
  • “Hutch” and “Hedy Lamar Syndrome,” Benbrook, TX, reading, September 2010
  • “Hutch,” Newburgh New Play Festival, Newburgh, NY, May, 2009
  • Painting Roses, Celebration Theater, Los Angeles, reading, September 2006 
  • Random Axe, The Looking Glass Theatre, New York, June 2003 

Additional Information

Teaching Certification
  •  English Language Arts and Reading, Grades 8-12 
  • Gifted and Talented Supplemental 


  • SSAWW (Society for the Study of American Women Writers), 2015-present
  • NAWE (National Association for Writers in England), member, 2012-present 
Graduate observer
ATEC search committee, Spring 2012 
Reunion, Poetry Editor, 2012-2013