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 a Professor of English and an Honorary Professor of International Studies at Texas State University.

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. (2023). The Critical Situation: Vexed Perspectives in Postmodern Literary Studies. Anthem Press. Retrieved from https://www.amazon.com/Critical-Situation-Perspectives-Postmodern-Literary/dp/1839988339/
  • Tally, R. T. (2022). J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”: Realizing History Through Fantasy. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tally, R. T. (2022). For a Ruthless Critique of All That Exists: Literature in an Age of Capitalist Realism. Zer0 Books.
  • Tally, R. T., & Cole, A. (2022). Editors’ Introduction: Fredric Jameson’s “The Political Unconscious”—Forty Years On. PMLA, 137(3), 405–406.
  • Tally, R. T. (2019). Topophrenia: Place, Narrative, and the Spatial Imagination. Bloomington and Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Press.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Golden Apple Award for Scholarly/Creative Activity. 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly/ Creative Activity. 2022
  • 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

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

American Book Review
March 2023-Present
Humanities Award Committee
August 2022-Present
Presidential Award for Scholarly/Creative Activity Committee
August 2022-Present
Alternate, Research Enhancement Grant Committee
August 2022-Present
Nominations Committe, American Comp Lit Assoc.
August 2022-Present