Department of English

University of Mississippi


Joshua Kryah Selected as 2013 Summer Poet in Residence

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2013 Creative Writing Award Recipients Announced

Rachel Banka’s “The Dead-End” for the Evans Harrington Creative Writing Scholarship (Judge Melissa Ginsburg) Jacob Donaldson’s “Father, Son, and Holy Ghost” for the Ella Somerville Award in Poetry (Judge Ann Fisher-Wirth) Vivian Lang’s “You and Henry, That One Time” for the Ella Somerville Award in Fiction (Judge Jack Pendarvis) Kieran Lyons’s “Banyon” for the Bondurant […]

Melissa Ginsburg signs Dear Weather Ghost at Off Square Books on April 24 at 5p.m.

Melissa Ginsburg will sign her book of poems, Dear Weather Ghost, at Off Square Books on April 24 at 5:00p.m. and read at 5:30p.m.  See more here.

Authors Hannah and Ford Honored with Room in UM English Department

Second-floor Bondurant Hall lounge to be used for creative writing workshops, receptions and more.  See the full story here.  

Prospective graduate students, check out our 2013 M.A./Ph.D. Brochure

Click here to see our 2013 M.A./Ph.D Brochure.

Megan Abbott Selected as Grisham Writer-in-Residence

Crime fiction author Megan Abbott has been selected as the 2013-2014 Grisham Writer-in-Residence.  Click HERE for the full story.

Poet Dave Smith Joins UM English Department

We are pleased to announce that renowned poet Dave Smith will be joining the UM English Department this fall.  Get the full story HERE.

The Frances Bell McCool Lecture in Faulkner Studies Presents: “The Man from Mottstown” on Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Phillip “Pip” Gordon  will deliver his lecture, “The Man from Mottstown: Hubert Creekmore’s Debt to and Influence on William Faulkner” on Monday, November 12 at 7:30 P.M.  in Peabody 206. Phillip is a Ph.D. candidate in the English department.  His lecute is based on a chapter from his in-progress dissertation, “Gay Faulkner: Uncovering a Homosexual Presence in […]

Special Screening of HBO’s TREME, episode 6, hosted by the author of the screenplay, Chris Offutt on October 30 at 7p.m. in Bishop 209

Please join author Chris Offutt and the Ole Miss community for a screening of the episode of Treme that Offutt scripted for HBO.  Treme, the award-winning HBO series, is set in a post-Katrina New Orleans and features musicians, chefs, and artists as compelling characters.  The series has been celebrated for its lively, authentic writing and […]

Internationally Acclaimed Poet and Classicist, Anne Carson to Perform at the Ford Center on October 23, at 7p.m.

The internationally acclaimed poet and classicist Anne Carson and her partner Robert Currie will come to the University of Mississippi soon. On Tuesday, October 23, at 7 p.m., they will perform two experimental, collaborative pieces that involve Carson’s poetry along with dance and film. The titles of the pieces are “Cassandra Float Can” and “Possessive […]