University of Mississippi

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.

Franklin and Fennelly first husband and wife duo to win MAC grants

August 11, 2010—Professors Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin become first husband-and-wife duo to be awarded Mississippi Arts Commission Grants. Tom and Beth Ann are co-writing a novel about the 1927 flood. Read the complete press release as well as The Oxford Enterprise‘s story here.

Associate Professor Gregory Heyworth wins research grant

March 18, 2010—Associate Professor Gregory Heyworth wins research grant to recover medieval manuscript in Dresden, Germany. Read the complete press release as well as The Oxford Enterprise‘s story (pages one and two).

Beth Ann Fennelly has been awarded a CIEE Fellowship

Professor Beth Ann Fennelly has been awarded a CIEE Fellowship to attend a seminar entitled “After the Celtic Tiger: Politics and Sociology in Ireland.” Learn more about the seminar and the Council on International Educational Exchange at their website.

Pushcart Prize Nominations

M.F.A. Alumni Danielle Sellers, Chris Hayes, Alicia Casey and Chrissy Davis were each nominated for a Pushcart Prize this year. Check here for more information on the annually published Pushcart Anthology.