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Derrick Harriell, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies, and author of *Cotton* (Aquarius Press, 2010).
Chiyuma Elliott, Professor of English and African American Studies, and Winner of the 2012 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the University of Texas. Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Eudora Welty Graduate Seminar Field Trip to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in Jackson, where many of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's letters, photos and archival materials are housed.
Postcolonial studies with an emphasis on African, African-American and Caribbean literature and culture, literary theory, and autobiographical genre in comparative black studies are teaching and research interests of Dr. Alabi.
Elllis' current research focuses on American authors writing in the Romantic tradition. She teaches courses in 19th century American literature, ecocriticism, and film.
Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger winner Franklin with UM 2011 Humanities Teacher of the Year Fennelly
A prolific writer of novels, memoirs, and short stories, Offutt’s screenplays include HBO's True Blood and Showtime's Weeds.
Richard Ford, Chris Offutt, Melissa Ginsburg and UM Chancellor Dan Jones
Professor Ethel Young-Minor teaching class.
Dr. Raber writes and teaches early modern British literature. Her research interests include cultural and gender studies, animal studies, and ecocriticism.
The 39th Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference: Fifty Years After Faulkner is July 7-11, 2012. A commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Nobel Prize winning author's death will be held July 6.
Leigh Anne Duck teaches modern and contemporary literature and visual culture, constructions of race and nation, and theories concerning space, narrative, memory, and neoliberalism. Her current project considers how twenty-first century representations of the U.S. South provide a venue for contemplating the past and future of the larger nation.
Professor Watson specializes in 20th century southern literature. He is director of the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.