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Fisher-Wirth Chosen as Fellow of Black Earth Institute

Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and director of the environmental studies program at the University of Mississippi, has been chosen … [Read More...]

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UM to Honor First Doctoral Recipient in English

Kenneth Holditch slated to present lecture at annual Faulkner conference.  Click HERE for the full story. … [Read More...]

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Doctoral Students Win Prestigious Fellowships

Brian Cook and Helen Davies will study medieval literature this summer in Britain.  See the full story here. … [Read More...]

Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon, John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writer in Residence and author of *Long Division.* … [more]

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Matt Bondurant

Matt Bondurant, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Fiction, and author of *The Night Swimmer* (Scribner 2012).

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Majors Fair

Professors Lindy Brady, Erin Drew, and Caroline Wigginton talk to students at this year's Majors Fair.

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Graduate School’s Diversity Award

On behalf of the MFA program, Professor Beth Ann Fennelly is proud to accept the award from Dean John Kiss at this year's commencement.

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2013 M.A. and Ph.D. Brochure

Click here to see our 2013 M.A./Ph.D Brochure.

2013 M.A. and Ph.D. Brochure 2013 M.A. and Ph.D. Brochure

Derrick Harriell, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies

Derrick Harriell, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies, and author of *Cotton* (Aquarius Press, 2010).

Derrick Harriell, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies Derrick Harriell, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies

Graduate Students

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.

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Adetayo Alabi, Associate Professor of English

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.

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Tom Franklin, Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing & Beth Ann Fennelly, Associate Professor

Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger winner Franklin with UM 2011 Humanities Teacher of the Year Fennelly

Tom Franklin, Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing & Beth Ann Fennelly, Associate Professor Tom Franklin, Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing & Beth Ann Fennelly, Associate Professor

Chris Offutt, Assistant Professor of English

A prolific writer of novels, memoirs, and short stories, Offutt’s screenplays include HBO's True Blood and Showtime's Weeds.

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Ethel Young-Scurlock, Associate Professor of English & Senior Fellow at the Lucky Day Residential College

Professor Ethel Young-Scurlock teaching class.

Ethel Young-Scurlock, Associate Professor of English & Senior Fellow at the Lucky Day Residential College Ethel Young-Scurlock, Associate Professor of English & Senior Fellow at the Lucky Day Residential College

Karen L. Raber, Professor of English

Dr. Raber writes and teaches early modern British literature. Her research interests include cultural and gender studies, animal studies, and ecocriticism.

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William Faulkner Photographed at Rowan Oak in 1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson

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.

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Jay Watson, Howry Chair of Faulkner Studies and Professor of English

Professor Watson specializes in 20th century southern literature. He is director of the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.

Jay Watson, Howry Chair of Faulkner Studies and Professor of English Jay Watson, Howry Chair of Faulkner Studies and Professor of English

Featured Publications

Lifesaving Labradors

Ben McClelland

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The Tilted World

Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

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Theory Aside

Jason Potts and Daniel Stout

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Ropes

Derrick Harriell

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Hawks on Wires

Dave Smith

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The Ecopoetry Anthology

Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura Gray-Street

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Middlebrow Queer

Jaime Harker

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Becoming The Gentleman

Jason D. Solinger

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Independence Day

Richard Ford

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Unmentionables: Poems

Beth Ann Fennelly

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Lazy Virtues

Robert E. Cummings

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Five Terraces

Ann Fisher-Wirth

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The Oprah Affect

Jaime Harker

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Desiring Bodies

Gregory Heyworth

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Soldier’s Son

Ben McClelland

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Early Modern Ecostudies

Ivo Kamps, Karen Raber, Thomas Hallock

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Rogue Performances

Peter Reed

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Global Faulkner

Annette Trefzer

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Faulkner in America

Kathryn McKee

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True Blood

Chris Offutt

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Smonk

Tom Franklin

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