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Understanding Randall Kenan on April 11th at 4 p.m. Peabody 206

The event will begin with Kenan reading from his work and will be followed by an interview by James A. Crank, author of Understanding Randall Kenan. Signing to follow. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Randall Kenan is best known for his novel A Visitation of Spirits (1989) and his collection of […]


The Forty-Seventh James Edwin Savage Lecture in the Renaissance: “Shakespeare and Un-Freedom” by Ayanna Thompson. April 4th at 6:30 p.m. Bondurant Auditorium

Ayanna Thompson is Director of the Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) at Arizona State University. She is the author of Shakespeare in the Theatre: Peter Sellars (Arden Bloomsbury, 2018), Teaching Shakespeare with Purpose: A Student-Centered Approach (Arden Bloomsbury, 2016), Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Performing Race and Torture on the Early […]


Life After Graduation with Ole Miss English Alumni

UM English alumni from 15 different career and industry sectors share professional stories and career advice. Undergraduates can meet one-on-one and ask specific questions during the speed-network segment.  Click HERE for more information.    


English Ph.D. Student Sarah Heying Earns Competitive Summer Fellowship

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Professor Karen Raber Named Director of Shakespeare Organization

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English Department 2018-2019 Scholarship Winners

APRIL 19, 2018 By Malerie Lovejoy This year’s winners of the English Department Scholarships are Hannah Colvin, Caroline Nall, Bethany Fitts, Eli Morgan, and Malerie Lovejoy. Hannah Colvin — Recipient of the Virginia Morgan Scholarship “This scholarship is confirmation that I should have been an English major since the beginning of my college career, rather […]


UM English Professor Awarded Fellowship at The Huntington Library

Jaime Harker to spend a month this summer working on research in California MAY 17, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT Jaime Harker, an English professor and director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi, will participate in a monthlong fellowship this summer at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and […]


Two UM Master’s Graduates Selected for Poetry Fellowships

Both recipients to attend literary gatherings in June MAY 17, 2018 BY CAROLINE HEWITT Two University of Mississippi graduates of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program have been selected to participate in prestigious fellowship programs in poetry. Both Samyak Shertok, of Kathmandu, Nepal, and Jan Verberkmoes, from Roseburg, Oregon, graduated May 12, […]


Creative Writing Director Honored For Commitment to Inclusivity

Derrick Harriell receives Excellence in Promoting Inclusiveness in Graduate Education Award MAY 14, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The University of Mississippi Graduate School has honored Derrick Harriell, assistant professor of English and African American Studies, for his contributions to inclusivity in education. Harriell, who also directs the university’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, […]


UM Graduate Programs Highly Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

MAY 2, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi offers 14 graduate programs ranked in the Top 100 among public institutions. Seven programs joined the ranks of the Top 100 in the recent 2019 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, adding to seven other UM graduate programs that were previously […]