Steven   Schneider

Professor  

Office: ELABS 326
Phone: (956) 665-8775
Email: steven.schneider@utrgv.edu

Dr. Steven Schneider

Steven P. Schneider is Professor of Creative Writing and Literature and Cultural Studies and Director of New Programs and Special Projects. He is the author of several scholarly books on American poetry and several collections of his own poems. He is the recipient of five NEA Big Read grants.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • American Literature. Contemporary and Modern Poetry
  • Education

    • PhD, English, The University of Iowa, 1986
    • MFA, English, The University of Iowa, 1977
    • BA, English, Syracuse University, 1973
  • Currently Teaching

    ENGL 3326 90L - Modern Poetry:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    ENGL 6335 90L - Special Topics Creative Writ:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Steven Schneider. "Ammons, A.R.," Oxford: American National Biography May , no. 2018 (November 2018).

  • Steven Schneider. ""Ted Kooser"," The Weight of the Weather: Regarding the Poetry of Ted Kooser. December 2017: 267-296.

  • Steven Schneider. "Minerva in El Salto, or As You Like It". Taos New Mexico: Taos Magazine, Fall 2017, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2017.

  • Steven Schneider. "Trepidation". Anchorage Alaska: Cirque, 8.2, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2017: 97.

  • Steven Schneider. "Indolence in South Texas" . Texas Weather: An Anthology of Poetry, Short Fiction, and Nonfiction. February 2017: 179.

  • Steven Schneider. The Magic of Mariachi / La Magia del Mariachi. San Antonio Texas: Wings Press, 2016.

  • Steven Schneider. "Prairie Air Show" and "Chanukah Lights Tonight" . A Sandhills Reader. Nacogdoches texas: Stephen F. Austin State University Press, November 2015: 209-210.

  • Steven Schneider. "Lao Tzu's Sister's Dream" and "Last Page of the Book of Spelndors". San Francisco, CA: Blue Light Press, September 2015.

  • Steven Schneider. "This Is Where I Live Now". Anchorage Alaska: Cirque: A LIterary Journal for the North Pacific Rim, 6.2, June 2015: 88.

  • Steven Schneider. "Heartbreak Hibiscus". Lamar Univeristy, Lamar, Texas: Amarillo Bay, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2015.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Steven Schneider. Ways of Going Home The Big Read , National Endowment for the Arts, $14,000.00 (September 1, 2017 - August 1, 2018)

  • Steven Schneider. Rio Grande Valley Arts Project grant, College of Fine Arts, $8,000.00 (January 15, 2017 - June 1, 2018)

  • Steven Schneider. In the Time of the Butterflies, National Endowment for the Arts, $16,000.00 (September 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)

  • Steven Schneider. Into the Beautiful North, National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read , $15,000.00 (September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015)

  • Steven Schneider. NEA Big Read grant, National Endowment for the Arts , $15,000.00 (September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015)

  • Steven Schneider. Center for Online Learning, Teaching and Technology (COLTT), Online Exemplary Course Program, , $5,000.00 ( 2014)

  • Steven Schneider. Sun, Stone and Shadows, National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read , $20,000.00 (2009 - 2010)

  • Steven Schneider. Bless Me,Ultima, National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read, $20,000.00 (2008 - 2009)

  • Steven Schneider. Humanities Texas, Mini-Grant to support guest lecturer, FESTIBA, $2,000.00 ( 2005)

  • Steven Schneider. Humanities Texas, Community Project Grant to support the teaching of Culturally Relevant Literatures in the Public Schools of the Rio Grande Valley, $10,000.00 ( 2004)



Selected Presentations


  • Steven Schneider. "Poetry Workshop. Round Table Leader: MFA Vs. NYC," Taos Writers Conference, Society of the Muse of the Southwest, Taos New Mexico (July 2018)

  • Steven Schneider, Alejandro Zambra, "Big Read Keynote Panel," FESTIBA, National Endowment for the Arts, Edinburg, Texas (March 2018)

  • Steven Schneider. "Mexico: Past and Present in the Writer's Imagination ," Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque New Mexico (February 2018)

  • Steven Schneider. "Poetry-Art Along the U.S. Mexico Border," Second International Conference on Border Studies , UTRGV, Brownsville, Texas (October 2017)

  • Steven Schneider. "Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives, Historic Brownsville Museum ," Historic Brownsville Museum, Brownsville, Texas (October 2017)

  • Steven Schneider. "Colliding Forces Along the U.S. /Mexico Border," Distinguished Faculty Colloquium Series , UTRGV, Brownsville, Texas (October 2017)

  • Steven Schneider. "Poetry onArt: Mariachis and Train Yards in the Southwest," Southwest Popular Culture Conference, SWPCA, Albuquerque, New Mexico (February 2017)

  • Steven Schneider. "The Magic of Mariachi," Museum of South Texas History, Museum of South Texas History, Edinburg, Texas (January 2017)

  • Steven Schneider. "The Magic of Mariachi ," Texas Book Festival, Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas (November 2016)

  • Steven Schneider. "The Magic of Mariachi," Brownsville Historical Assocation, Brownsville Historical Association, Brownsville, Texas (September 2016)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Steven Schneider. "The Magic of Mariachi Exhibit. Hengyang Normal University, China," Hengyang, Hunan Province, China (2018)

  • Steven Schneider. "The Magic of Mariachi -- Featured Author, "Between the Wines"," McAllen, Texas (2018)

  • Steven Schneider. "Reading. Texas Institute of Letters. Borderlines and The Magic of Mariachi ," San Antonio Texas (2018)

  • Steven Schneider. "The Magic of Mariachi Reading -Meet the Author Series," Meet the Author Series. South Padre Island, Texas (2018)

  • Steven Schneider. "Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives Exhibit -- Historic Brownsville Museum," Brownsville Texas (2018)

  • Steven Schneider. "Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives Reading -Paragraphs Bookstore," South Padre Island, Texas (2018)

  • Steven Schneider. "The Magic of Mariachi Exhibit. Pharr Public Library," Pharr, Texas (2017)

  • Steven Schneider. "Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives," Taos, New Mexico (2013)

  • Steven Schneider. "Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives," Taos, New Mexico (2013)

  • Steven Schneider. "Winter Holiday Poetry-Art Reading," Taos, New Mexico (2012)

Current Courses

ENGL 3326 90L - Modern Poetry:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
ENGL 6335 90L - Special Topics Creative Writ:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses