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Denis Johnson, Fiction Writer, Wed. Sept. 25, 8pm Bondurant Auditorium

imagesDenis Johnson (born 1949) is an American author who is known for his short-story collection Jesus’ Son (1992) and his novel Tree of Smoke (2007), which won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.He also writes plays, poetry, and non-fiction. “Train Dreams”, a novella originally published in The Paris Review in 2002, was published as a novel in 2011 and was a finalist for that year’s Pulitzer Prize.


Congratulations, Joan, on your latest publication!

Conversations with Natasha Tretheway edited by Joan Wylie Hall.  See more here.9781617038792

Collecting the New Ecopoetry: A Conversation with Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street

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Megan Abbott

-1Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of six novels, including The End of Everything and Dare Me. She is also the author of The Street Was Mine, a study of hardboiled fiction and film noir, and the editor of A Hell of a Woman, a female crime fiction anthology. Her writing has appeared in the publications including the New York Times, Salon and the Los Angeles Times Magazine and her stories have appeared in multiple anthologies. Her upcoming novel, The Fever, will come out in June 2014.

Ph.D., New York University
B.A., University of Michigan

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Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha 2013 “Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas” Oxford, MS • July 21-25, 2013

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2013 Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference Schedule

Southern Writers, Souther Writing Graduate Conference 2013 Schedule.

Erin Drew

Drew pictureErin Drew specializes in environmental criticism and the literature and culture of the long eighteenth century. Her research interests include eighteenth-century poetry, environmental history, animal studies, and the depiction of non-human nature and science in literature. Her dissertation, “The Usufructuary Enlightenment: Environmental Thought in Eighteenth-Century Literature,” explores the role of the legal concept of usufruct in shaping the relationships among humans and nature in the eighteenth century. She is currently revising it for publication.
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2013
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame, 2011
  • B.A., Whitman College, 2004

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Eighteenth-century poetry and the novel
  • Ecocriticism
  • Science and literature
  • Jane Austen and pop culture

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Ian Whittington

Ian Whittington specializes in twentieth-century British and Anglophone literature and culture, in particular the cultural production of mid-century Britain. His book, Writing the Radio War: Literature, Politics and the BBC, 1939-1945 (University of Edinburgh Press, forthcoming late 2017) considers the involvement of British writers in Second World War broadcasting in the context of wartime debates about political and cultural identity, including debates about the relationship of Britain to its empire. His broader research and teaching interests include modern and contemporary British and Anglophone fiction, radio and sound studies, twentieth century British poetry, war literature, and postcolonial studies.


  • Ph.D., English, McGill University (2013)
  • M.A., English, McGill University (2007)
  • B.A., English, University of British Columbia (2001)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • 20th-century British literature
  • 20th-century World Anglophone literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Radio Studies/Sound Studies

Selected Publications

  • Writing the Radio War: Literature, Politics and the BBC, 1939-1945 (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming late 2017)
  • “Sounding Irish Radio at Midcentury” (review essay), Modernism/modernity, 24, no. 2, April 2017, pp. 399-403.
  • “‘A Rather Ungoverned Bringing Up’: Postwar Resistance and Displacement in The World My Wilderness,” Around 1945: Literature, Citizenship, Rights, ed. Allan Hepburn, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016, pp. 48-65.
  • “Archaeologies of Sound: Reconstructing Louis MacNeice’s Wartime Radio Publics,” Modernist Cultures, vol. 10, no. 1, March 2015, pp. 44-61.
  • “Radio Studies and Twentieth Century Literature: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Remediation,” Literature Compass, 11, no. 9, September 2014, pp. 634-648.
  • “The Ethics of Waste in Zoë Wicomb’s You Can’t Get Lost in Cape Town,” Safundi, vol. 14, no. 3, August 2013, pp. 327-44.


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Caroline Wigginton

Caroline Wigginton specializes in race, gender, and sexuality in the early Americas. Currently, she is at work on a second monograph, Indigenuity: Native Craftwork and the Material of Early American Books, which examines the aesthetic, material, and imaginative influence of Native craftwork on American book history and decorative arts manuals. With Alyssa Mt. Pleasant and Kelly Wisecup, she is also co-editing a joint forum for Early American Literature and William and Mary Quarterly on Materials and Methods in Native and Indigenous Studies, forthcoming in 2018. During the 2017-2018 academic year, she will be an American Council of Learned Societies’s Carl and Betty Pforzheimer Fellow.


  • Ph. D., English, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
  • M.A., English, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • B.A., English, The Ohio State University, 1998
  • B.S., Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, 1998

 Teaching and Research Interests:

  • American Literature to 1865
  • Native American Literatures
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Transatlantic Eighteenth Century
  • Religion, Race, and Culture
  • Material Culture Studies


  • In the Neighborhood: Women’s Publication in Early America (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016)
  • Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions, co-edited with Joanna M. Brooks and Lisa L. Moore (Oxford University Press, 2012)

Recent Essay Publications:

  • “Transatlantic,” Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, by renée c. hoogland and Nicole Fleetwood. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Gender (Macmillan, 2016: 393-404)
  • “Letters from a Woman in Pennsylvania, or, Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson Dreams of John Dickinson,” Community without Consent: New Perspectives on the Stamp Act, ed. by Zachary McLeod Hutchins (Dartmouth College Press, 2016: 89-112)
  • “A Chain of Misattribution: Phillis Wheatley, Mary Whateley, and ‘An Elegy on Leaving’,” Early American Literature3 (2012), 679-84
  • “Vexing Motherhood and Interracial Intimacy in Sarah Osborn’s Spiritual Diary,” Early American Literature1 (2012), 115-42

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Joshua Kryah Selected as 2013 Summer Poet in Residence

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