Department of English

University of Mississippi


Congratulations, Ben McClelland on your latest publication!

“Lifesaving Labradors: Stories from Families with Diabetic Alert Dogs,” a collection of stories edited by Ben Mclelland.  Get the full story here.

The Edith Baine Lecture Series presents: “All Standing: Escape from Famine.” Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.

Kathryn Miles is the author of All Standing (Simon and Schuster), which details the miraculous journeys of the famine ship Jeanie Johnston, and Adventures With Ari, a memoir recounting her year as a canine naturalist. Miles has also written about subjects that include Puerto Rican street food, eel poachers, homing pigeons, and lifesavers. Her writing has appeared in […]

Patricia Smith Reading and Signing October 14th at 7p.m.

Patricia Smith has been called “a testament to the power of words to change lives.” She is the author of five books of poetry, including Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah (2012), which won the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets; Blood Dazzler (2008), a chronicle of the human and environmental cost of Hurricane […]

Benjamin Bagby to Perform “Beowulf” on Halloween Night

Beowulf: The Epic in Performance   The Departments of English and Music announce a once-in-a-lifetime event coming to the University of Mississippi campus, as world-class performer Benjamin Bagby will sing the Old English epic poem Beowulf live, accompanied by Anglo-Saxon harp, on Thursday, October 31st at 7:30pm in Nutt Auditorium.  Mr. Bagby’s stunning reconstruction of this medieval work […]

The Edith Baine Lecture Series presents: “What Was Native American Literature?” Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.

Melanie Benson Taylor (Herring Pond Wampanoag), Associate Professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth University will deliver her lecture, “What Was Native American Literature? Tribalism, Regionalism, and Comparativism, in the Age of Globalization” on November 28 at 6p.m. at The Depot. Melanie Benson Taylor is a literary critic who specializes in U.S. Southern studies. She explored […]

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

Denis 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 […]

Congratulations, Joan, on your latest publication!

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

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

See the interview on the Orion blog here.

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

For more information, click here.

2013 Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference Schedule

Southern Writers, Souther Writing Graduate Conference 2013 Schedule.