Department of English

University of Mississippi

Events

Poet Beth Ann Fennelly Named UM Humanities Teacher of the Year

… Honoree sets reading, lecture for Oct. 27 OXFORD, Miss. – Passion for poetry and teaching have earned one of the University of Mississippi’s most beloved professors another honor. Beth Ann Fennelly, associate professor of English and direct...


CWA: Tom Franklin wins the CWA Gold Dagger 2011

Tom Franklin (pictured above) was named winner of the 2011 CWA Gold Dagger, for “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” published by Macmillan. The announcement was made at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards. The judges explained why they had ch...


MFA in Creative Writing Program Ranked 38th by Respected Publication

OXFORD, Miss. – The respected bi-monthly journal Poets and Writers recently ranked the University of Mississippi’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program 38th among the nation’s top 50 programs. “Although our program has only b...


“True Blood” Writer Joins UM English Faculty

OXFORD, Miss. – Award-winning author and screenwriter Chris Offutt is slated to join the faculty at the University of Mississippi this fall as assistant professor of English and screenwriting. Offutt, who wrote two screenplays for HBO’s hit ser...


Three Liberal Arts Faculty Recognized for Teaching Excellence, Concern for Students

OXFORD, Miss. – Three outstanding faculty members in the University of Mississippi’s College of Liberal Arts have been selected as top teachers and awarded $1,000 prizes and engraved plaques. The 2010-11 honored faculty and their awards are Beth An...