University of Mississippi

M.F.A. student Schroeder wins Graduate Achievement Award

February 24, 2011—Poet and M.F.A. student Corinna McClanahan Schroeder has won the 2011 Graduate Achievement Award in the College of Liberal Arts. Congratulations Corinna!

Kullman Humanities Scholar Award Recipient

February 24, 2011—Professor Colby Kullman honored with the Humanities Scholar Award by the Mississippi Humanities Council. For more information, see this link.

Bob Cummings Receives MLA PRize

December 2, 2010—Dr. Bob Cummings has won the MLA’S MINA P. SHAUGHNESSY PRIZE for Lazy Virtues: Teaching Writing in the Age of Wikipedia. Congrats Bob!

Gary Short receives NEA grant

November 30, 2010—Poet Gary Short has just been awarded a major grant for his work by the National Endowment for the Arts.  Congratulations Gary! Click here and here for more information.

Ph.D. student Anne Babson poem in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore

October 25, 2010—Ph.D. student Anne Babson had one of her poems accepted by the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore.   Prolific poet that she is, Anne has now published in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Asia—and Africa is next.

Since beginning her work this semester at Ole Miss, Anne Babson (Ph.D. student in English) has had her poetry anthologized by Caparison Books (UK) in a collection entitled Emergency Verse.  Her poetry was presented on the Internet audio show Red Lion Square (where she was for the first time referred to as a “Southern Writer”).  Other poems of Anne’s have appeared during this time in Perilous Adventures in Australia, and in Moon Milk Review, Red Dirt Review, and Ragzine in the United States.

Also since arriving at Ole Miss, Anne’s blog The Carpetbagger’s Journal, has had items picked up from it for the Mississippi Political punditry site Y’All Politics, and it has been quoted repeatedly on local radio in Vicksburg.  One entry in the blog, which recommended that Southern women who were iconoclastic, funny, and uppity should form their own sorority, which Anne said ought to be called, “The Sassy Omegas,” indeed inspired about a hundred women in Atlanta to organize, and the Sassy Omegas will debut there, with Anne as a founding mother of the new sorority, in April next year.

MFA student film to premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival

October 25, 2010—M.F.A. student Rachel Smith has made a film documentary, MINUSTAH Steals Goats, about the recent Haiti earthquake. MINUSTAH has been selected to premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam in November. Click here for more information.

MFA Program Nationally Ranked by Poets & Writers

August 31, 2010—Ole Miss M.F.A. program ranked 47th in the nation by Poets & Writers. See here for complete rankings.

Novelist John Brandon’s GQ blog on SEC football

August 30, 2010—Novelist John Brandon blogs about SEC football for GQ. Click here to view.

Wylie Hall on To the Best of Our Knowledge

August 20, 2010—Joan Wylie Hall, author of *Shirley Jackson: A Study of the Short Fiction,* talks with Steve Paulson about the Library of America’s new volume of Jackson material. Click here to listen.

Heyworth and students recover medieval manuscript

August 11, 2010—During his sabbatical leave, Professor Gregory Heyworth and University of Mississippi students worked successfully in Dresden, Germany, to recover a medieval manuscript. Heyworth’s intends to extend this project in the form of an English seminar he hopes to offer in the spring of 2011. Read the complete press release.