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Theresa M. Towner, Ph.D.

Professor of Literary Studies

School of Arts and Humanities

UT Dallas

I tell students that there are, at base, only two questions: "What is?" and "What if?" We must understand the world as we find it, and we must imagine what we might make of it. Literature is the record of both efforts, and as a teacher I have the privilege of introducing students to diverse worlds and encouraging them to take up residence.