Department of English

University of Mississippi


UM Liberal Arts Graduate Programs Jump in Rankings

English, History and Political Science doctoral programs named among nation’s best MARCH 21, 2017 BY STAFF REPORT OXFORD, Miss. – On the heels of achieving the university’s highest-ever standing in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of Best (Undergraduate) Colleges and Universities, the publication’s most recent graduate academic program rankings confirm the […]

Olivia Davis Wins Fulbright ETA to Greece SMBHC senior Olivia Davis has been awarded a 2017 Fulbright US Student Program English Teaching Assistantship to Greece. Olivia was born in Montgomery, Alabama, but grew up in different cities and states throughout the south and went to high school in Jackson, Mississippi. She will graduate this May […]

Spotlight on Classrooms: Early American Literature at The University of Mississippi with Dr. Jaime Cantrell

Meredith recently spoke to Dr. Jaime Cantrell, Visiting Assistant Professor of English at The University of Mississippi. Dr. Cantrell has introduced undergraduate students to the importance of archival research and materials by encouraging them to become citizen transcribers for the National Archives as part of their coursework. Tell us a little about yourself. What is […]

Check out Jay Watson in the new SEC commercial.

Do you know what it means to be a part of the @SEC? If you missed our newest spot, watch it here. #ItJustMeansMore — Southeastern Conference (@SEC) December 6, 2016

The Conversation comes to Oxford on Monday, October 17th and Tuesday, October 18th

The Conversation Literary Festival comes to Oxford. Second year MFA student Aziza Barnes is co-directing this inaugural southern literary festival featuring some of the country’s most celebrated African American writers. The Conversation comes to Oxford on Monday, October 17th and Tuesday, October 18th.  Please click here for more details about the festival.

MFA Program ranked sixth for Aspiring Writers

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The Edith Baine Lecture Series presents: “Nineteenth-Century Facebook: John Ridge and the Archives of Cherokee Resistance” by Kelly Wisecup. Oct. 24th at 4:30 p.m. Barnard Observatory Tupelo Room

Kelly Wisecup is assistant professor of English at Northwestern University, where she researches and teaches Native American and early American literatures, focusing especially on Native American writers’ and activists’ engagement with colonial science, archives, and genres.  Her first book, Medical Encounters: Knowledge and Identity in Early American Literatures (2013) explores how medical knowledge served as a form […]

UM’s very own Beth Ann Fennelly chosen as new poet laureate for Mississippi

Three volumes of poems, two books of essays, and a book co-authored with her husband has led to Beth Ann Fennelly being named Mississippi’s Poet Laureate. Fennelly’s selection was announced Wednesday by Malcolm White, executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission, at the Rotunda of the Capitol Building.  She was chosen from among three finalists […]

Matthew Brown, Associate Professor of English and the University of Iowa Center for the Book, will be giving the keynote for the “Early American Materialities” symposium on Thursday, May 5 in Bondurant Auditorium

The symposium, sponsored by the Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School and the Department of English, culminates the hard work of my graduate students this semester. They will be giving conference length versions of their final projects (critical and creative) from noon to 4:30 in the Hannah-Ford Room of Bondurant Hall.  While […]

English Education major, Heather Williams, elected Associated Student Representative for the southern region of Sigma Tau Delta

This March Heather Williams, a senior English Education major at the University of Mississippi, attended the  national conference of the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, where she was elected  Associated Student Representative for the Southern Region.  Heather currently serves as the Vice President of her chapter, Eta Nu, and will become President in May […]