Texas A&M University Institute of Advanced Studies

Rene Treviño

Rene Treviño

During my time funded by the HEEP fellowship, I have worked under the direction of TAMU Distinguished Professor of English Larry J. Reynolds and have collaborated with TIAS Faculty Fellow Dr. Robert S. Levine. Not only have I attended Dr. Levine’s campus talks, all of which matched my interests and therefore furthered my understanding of my own work, I have also had several one-on-one meetings with Dr. Levine regarding an essay of mine that I plan to turn into a publishable journal article. I also submitted the essay as part of one of Dr. Levine’s graduate student writing workshops, where I received invaluable feedback that I have since implemented in my work. Going forward, I plan to continue, with Dr. Levine’s guidance, to work on my essay with the ultimate goal of publishing it in a top-level journal. Aside from my collaborations with Dr. Levine, the HEEP fellowship has afforded me to the time to focus on my first substantial publication. The piece is accepted for publication and forthcoming in J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists.



Graduation Year

August 2016

Degree Type


Fellowship Year(s)

'13 - '14

Previous Education

B.A. in English - University of Texas-Pan American - '08
M.A. in English - University of Arkansas - '11


L. Reynolds

Journal Articles

1. Treviño, Rene H. "Big Cats and the Femme Fatale in Yda Addis's 'A Human Tigress."' J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. (Forthcoming).


1. Treviño, Rene H. (2016). “When the Lion Wrote Theology: Frederick Douglass, Lions, and the Bible,” 27th Annual American Literature Association Conference. 

2. Treviño, Rene H. (2014). “Encountering the Non-Human and Constructing Female Independence in Yda Addis’s ‘A Human Tigress.’” American Literature Association Symposium: “The Latina/o Literary Landscape.” 

3. Treviño, Rene H. (2014). “Panther Nation: Big Cats and Biopolitics in Nineteenth-Century America.” 26th Annual American Literature Association Conference. 

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