Department of English

University of Mississippi


Toril Moi to deliver the 52nd annual Christopher Longest Lecture September 27 at 6 p.m.

Duke University professor, Toril Moi, will deliver the 2012 Christopher Longest Lecture.  For more information, click Here.  

Recent Honors College Grad, Andrew Paul, Named Prestigious National Portz Scholar

Recent Honors College Graduate, Andrew Paul, named National Portz Scholar.  For more information, click here.

Derrick Harriell

A Recent Interview with Derrick Harriell in Prairie Schooner

Click here to read an interview with Derrick Harriell in Prairie Schooner!

Jay Watson will discuss his new book, “Reading for the Body: The Recalcitrant Materiality of Southern Fiction, 1893-1985,” at Off-Square Books on August 27.

Jay Watson signs READING FOR THE BODY on August 27, at 5:00p.m. at Off-Square Books.  For more information, click here.

Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference July 12-14, 2012

The English department at the University of Mississippi is proud to host its 18th annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference this July 12-14. The conference will run immediately after the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference, and will feature graduate panelists from across the United States speaking on Southern literature and film.   We are especially excited […]

William Faulkner Remembrance Day Program Planned for July 6, 2012

“A William Faulkner Remembrance” July 6, 2012 Friday, July 6, 2012 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of William Faulkner, perhaps the most distinguished figure in the rich cultural heritage of the Lafayette-Oxford-University (LOU) community.  To commemorate this milestone, promote reading and literacy in the community, and celebrate the role of the arts […]

Richard Ford signs CANADA June 11, 5 pm at Off Square Books in Oxford, MS

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Richard Ford, signs his latest novel, Canada at Off Square Books.  

THE FORTIETH JAMES EDWIN SAVAGE LECTURE IN THE RENAISSANCE: “Eco vs. Ego in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Robert N. Watson, Professor of English, UCLA

Robert N. Watson received his B.A. summa cum laude from Yale in 1975 and his Ph.D. with Highest Honors from Stanford in 1979, then spent six years as a professor at Harvard before coming to UCLA in 1986, where he has served as Chair of the Department of English and Chair of the Faculty of the UCLA College […]

Tom Franklin Novel Selected for 2012 UM Common Reading Experience

“Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter,” by Edgar Award-winning author Tom Franklin, has been selected for the 2012 Common Reading Experience at the University of Mississippi.

Ann Fisher-Wirth’s Fourth Book of Poems, Dream Cabinet, Published by Wings Press

Ann Fisher-Wirth’s fourth book of poems, Dream Cabinet, has just been published by Wings Press.  Of the book, Claudia Emerson writes: “Ann Fisher-Wirth finds in ‘all of creation sudden music,’ the subjects in Dream Cabinet ranging from the BP oil spill to the ‘hidden seeds’ of intimate memory. She reminds us that the earth’s uncertain passage is inextricable from […]