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English Professor Wins Pushcart Prize for Best Essay

Chris Offutt also won Kentucky Literary Award for nonfiction this year JULY 7, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH Chris Offutt. Photo … [Read More...]

UM Summer Poet in Residence, Rose McLarney, will read at Off Square Books on June 29th, at 5:30 p.m.

McLarney will be on campus through July 15 teaching undergraduate classes and working with emerging writers in the Department of English’s … [Read More...]

UM Liberal Arts Graduate Programs Jump in Rankings: English, History and Political Science doctoral programs named among nation's … [Read More...]

English Major, Olivia Davis, who was recently awarded a Fulbright ETA in Greece!  See the full article… [more]

Catherine Lacey

Catherine Lacey, 2017-2018 John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writer in Residence and author of *Nobody… [more]

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Aimee Nezhukumatathil, 2016-2017 John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writer in Residence and author of *Lucky… [more]

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Matt Bondurant

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

Matt Bondurant Matt Bondurant

Majors Fair

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

Majors Fair Majors Fair

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.

Graduate School’s Diversity Award Graduate School's Diversity Award

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.

Graduate Students Graduate Students

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.

Adetayo Alabi, Associate Professor of English Adetayo Alabi, Associate Professor of English

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.

Chris Offutt, Assistant Professor of English Chris Offutt, Assistant Professor of English

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.

Karen L. Raber, Professor of English Karen L. Raber, Professor of English

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.

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

Featured Publications

Night Swimmer

Matt Bondurant

Lifesaving Labradors

Ben McClelland

The Tilted World

Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

Theory Aside

Jason Potts and Daniel Stout

Ropes

Derrick Harriell

Hawks on Wires

Dave Smith

The Ecopoetry Anthology

Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura Gray-Street

Middlebrow Queer

Jaime Harker

Becoming The Gentleman

Jason D. Solinger

Independence Day

Richard Ford

Unmentionables: Poems

Beth Ann Fennelly

Lazy Virtues

Robert E. Cummings

Five Terraces

Ann Fisher-Wirth

The Oprah Affect

Jaime Harker

Desiring Bodies

Gregory Heyworth

Soldier’s Son

Ben McClelland

Early Modern Ecostudies

Ivo Kamps, Karen Raber, Thomas Hallock

Rogue Performances

Peter Reed

Global Faulkner

Annette Trefzer

Faulkner in America

Kathryn McKee

True Blood

Chris Offutt

Smonk

Tom Franklin

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