David   Bowles

Assistant Professor  

Office: ELABS 229
Phone: (956) 665-3427
Email: david.bowles01@utrgv.edu
Website: davidbowles.us

Dr. David Bowles

David Bowles is a Mexican-American author and educator from south Texas. Recipient of awards from the American Library Association, Texas Institute of Letters and Texas Associated Press, he has written several titles, most significantly the Pura Belpré Honor Book The Smoking Mirror. Additionally, his work has been published in venues including Rattle, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, Metamorphoses, Translation Review, the Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, Huizache, Axolotl, Concho River Review, Eye to the Telescope, Asymptote and BorderSenses.





Selected Publications


  • David Bowles. The Hidden City. Melbourne: IFWG Publishing, 2018.

  • David Bowles. “Temporada de serpientes” and “Un recuento de la triste defunción del club de libros de body horror”. Gaithersburg, Maryland: The Dark, September 2018.

  • David Bowles. ""Aztlán Liberado"," Una realidad más amplia: Historias desde la periférica bicultural. Mexico City, Mexico: Cúmulo de Tesla, August 2018: 20-25.

  • David Bowles. "“Night Axe”," Undead: A Poetry Anthology of Ghosts, Ghouls, and More. Lexington, KY: Apex Book Company, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018: p. 36.

  • David Bowles. "“Negotiating Dialect to Preserve Identity: Translating Guadalupe García McCall’s Summer of the Mariposas into Spanish“," Baltimore, MD: Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature 56, no. 3 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018): 58-60.

  • David Bowles and Guadalupe Garcia-McCall. El verano de las mariposas. New York, NY: Lee and Low Books, June 2018: 352.

  • David Bowles. Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press, 2018.

  • David Bowles. “Silentium Universi,” “the shiver of startling and dreadful things,” and “Bundle”. Voices de la Luna, Volume 10, No. 1. San Antonio, Texas: Voices de la Luna, 10, no. 1 November 2017.

  • David Bowles. "Border Kid," Journal of Children’s Literature 43, no. 1 (May 2017): P. 16.

  • David Bowles. Mining Dark Latino Folklore. Nightmare, no. 56 May 2017.



Selected Presentations


  • David Bowles. "Transgressing Borders," WorldCon76, World Science Fiction Convention, San Jose, California (August 2018)

  • David Bowles. "Beyond the Border I: What Is Happening to SF on the Other Side?," WorldCon76, World Science Fiction Convention, San Jose, California (August 2018)

  • David Bowles. "Fairy Tales in Current SFF," ArmadilloCon, ArmadilloCon, Austin, Texas (August 2018)

  • David Bowles. "Multiculturalism in SFF," ArmadilloCon, ArmadilloCon, Austin, Texas (August 2018)

  • David Bowles. "The Serious Side of Magic: How Fantasy and Magical Realist Novels Can Be Used to Understand and Create Change in the Real World," International Literacy Association’s 2018 Conference, International Literacy Association, Austin, Texas (July 2018)

  • David Bowles. ""The Myths of Mexico"," San Antonio Book Festival, San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio (April 2018)

  • David Bowles. "“Texas Authors for Grown-ups”," Texas Library Association’s 2018 Conference, Texas Library Association, Dallas, Texas (April 2018)

  • David Bowles. "Nahuatl Myth and Poetics in Translation," Visiting Writer Program, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio (April 2018)

  • David Bowles. "“The House on the Borderlands/La Frontera”," The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018, The Outer Dark, San Jose, California (March 2018)

  • David Bowles. "Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico," Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA), UTRGV, Edinburg, TX (March 2018)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • "Icons & Symbols of the Border land Poetry Reading," Stephen Hawks. Brownsville (2018)

Current Courses

MASC 4385 01 - Aztec Language & Literature:
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ENGL 4338 01I - Teaching Sec School Lit:
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ENGL 4338 01I - Teaching Sec School Lit:
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ENGL 4338 02I - Teaching Sec School Lit:
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ENGL 4338 03I - Teaching Sec School Lit:
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ENGL 3337 02I - Childrens/Adol Lit:
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ENGL 3337 03I - Childrens/Adol Lit:
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ENGL 4338 04I - Teaching Sec School Lit:
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ENGL 4385 01 - Aztec Language & Literature:
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ENGL 4338 02I - Teaching Sec School Lit:
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ENGL 4390 02R - Senior English Capstone:
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