Department of English

University of Mississippi


Beth Ann Fennelly Awarded Fall 2015 Orlando Creative Nonfiction Prize

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UM Program Transforms Incarcerated Men into College Students

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Literary Death Match Tuesday, Oct. 13th at 7p.m. at The Powerhouse.

The Edith Baine Lecture Series presents: “Toward a Sustainable Humanities” by Stephanie LeMenager. Sept. 17th at 7p.m. The Depot

Stephanie LeMenager is the Barbara and Carlisle Moore Professor of English and Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. Her publications include the books Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century, Manifest and Other Destinies, and (as co-editor) Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century. Her forthcoming books are Weathering: Toward a Sustainable Humanities and […]

Fisher-Wirth Chosen as Fellow of Black Earth Institute

Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and director of the environmental studies program at the University of Mississippi, has been chosen as a fellow of the Black Earth Institute, a think tank of artists and scholars devoted to serving environmental and social causes with their art. “I am very pleased to be chosen as a fellow for the Black […]

UM to Honor First Doctoral Recipient in English

Kenneth Holditch slated to present lecture at annual Faulkner conference.  Click HERE for the full story.

Doctoral Students Win Prestigious Fellowships

Brian Cook and Helen Davies will study medieval literature this summer in Britain.  See the full story here.

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Winners of 2015 Creative Writing Awards Announced!

Evans Harrington Scholarship/Judge Blair Hobbs:  Madeline Krema for “Pan American Dreams” Ella Somerville Award for Poetry/Judge Blair Hobbs:  Christina Fullenkamp for “Zydrate Comes in a Little Glass Vial” Ella Somerville Award for Fiction/Judge Bill Cusumano:  Valencia Lloyd for “Hair Pick” Bondurant Prize for Poetry/Judge Beth Spencer:  Molly Brown for “Self Portrait As Everything I’m Not” […]

The Forty-Third James Edwin Savage Lecture in the Renaissance: “Is the Early in Early Modern the same as Early in Early Colonial?” by Ania Loomba. April 16th at 7p.m. Bondurant Auditorium

Ania Loomba is Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.  She received her BA (Hons.), M. A., and M. Phil. degrees from the University of Delhi, India, and her Ph. D. from the University of Sussex, UK. She researches and teaches early modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, postcolonial studies, feminist theory, and contemporary […]

The Edith Baine Lecture Series presents: “The Wild Not Less Than the Good: Thoreau, Sex, Biopower”

Peter Coviello is Professor of English at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He received his BA from Northwestern University in 1993, and his MA and PhD from Cornell. From 1998 to 2014 he taught at Bowdoin College, where he served as Chair of the departments of English, Africana Studies, and Gay and Lesbian Studies. He is […]