Department of English

University of Mississippi


Professor Leonard Cassuto of Fordham University will give a talk entitled, “Man Up, Man Down: The Past and Present of American Toughness.” Wednesday, March 18, at 6:00 p.m. in Brevard 134

Leonard Cassuto is Professor of English at Fordham University, where he has taught since 1989.  He is the author or editor of numerous volumes including The Inhuman Race:  The Racial Grotesque in American Literature and Culture, Hard Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories, The Cambridge History of the American Novel, and The […]

Panel with Former MFAs

Panel with Former MFAs: M.O. Walsh, Alex Taylor, and Jacob Rubin “From There to Here: 3 Recent MFAs Share their Routes to Publication.” It is open to current MFAs/other interested parties, Friday, March 20 from 3-4pm in the Hannah-Ford Room for Writers (Bondurant C208).  After the panel, these three authors will be reading and signing […]

Julie Beth Napolin, assistant professor of Digital Humanities at Eugene Lang College, the New School, will give a talk entitled “Minor Sound: Toward a Philosophy of Circumambience in Faulkner.” Wednesday, March 4, at 6:00 p.m. in Bishop Hall 209

Professor Napolin, who received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric from the University of California in 2010, works at the interface of modernist studies, new media studies, sound studies, critical theory, and American literature and music.  Her work is included in the essay collections Vibratory Modernism and the forthcoming Fifty Years after Faulkner, and she is currently at work […]

Gordon Marino’s talk entitled “Seven, Eight, or Nine Upbuilding Lessons that I Have Taken from Søren Kierkegaard,” has been rescheduled for today at 2 PM in the Hannah-Ford Room of Bondurant.

Dr. Gordon Marino, Professor of Philosophy at St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN), will give a talk entitled “Seven, Eight, or Nine Upbuilding Lessons that I Have Taken from Søren Kierkegaard” Today, February 27 at 2:00 PM in Bondurant 208C. In addition to courses on the Danish philosopher, he also teaches the history of philosophy and […]

Dr. Amy Clukey of University of Louisville will give a talk entitled “Monsters of Whiteness: White Zombie and Plantation Horror.” Monday, March 2 at 4:00 in Bishop 103

Amy Clukey, a former Ole Miss undergraduate and now an assistant professor at the University of Louisville, will give a talk entitled “Monsters of Whiteness: White Zombie and Plantation Horror” Monday, March 2 at 4:00 in Bishop 103.  Amy was a double major in English and Southern Studies with a minor in Gender Studies and she […]

Poetry Slam!

As part of our membership drive, Sigma Tau Delta and the English department are sponsoring a poetry slam. Monday, February 23th from 8-9 pm. at Lamar Lounge (1309 N. Lamar) Derrick Harriell will MC and judge the contest, with help from some of our MFA students. First prize is a $25 gift certificate to Lamar […]

Caroline Williams will read and sign her cookbook *Soul Food Love* on February 24th at 5p.m. Off Square Books

Soul Food Love Reading, Signing, and Tasting February 24, 2015 5:00 pm Off Square Books The Southern Foodways Alliance and the University of Mississippi Department of English, in partnership with Square Books, invite members of the LOU community to a reading, signing, and tasting of Soul Food Love on February 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm […]

David Mills will be offering his one-man show, “David Mills: An Evening With Langston Hughes.” Feb. 18th, at 7p.m. Meek Auditorium

On Wednesday, February 18th at 7 PM, Brooklyn-based writer/performer David Mills will be offering his one-man show, “David Mills:  An Evening With Langston Hughes,” at the Meek Auditorium on the campus of the University of Mississippi.  The event is free and open to the public.  At the conclusion of his one-hour presentation, Mills will break […]

Dr. Heather Stur (U. Southern Mississippi) will be delivering a special guest lecture entitled “Women in the Vietnam War.” Thursday, February 12th at 7p.m. Bryant 209

On Thursday, February 12th at 7pm, gender and Vietnam War historian Dr. Heather Stur (U. Southern Mississippi) will be delivering a special guest lecture talk on warfront images and portrayals of American and Vietnamese women who were on the front lines of the Vietnam War (1956-1975). Dr. Stur is the author of Beyond Combat: Women […]

Caroline Wigginton

Works-in-Progress Seminar Series presents: Caroline Wigginton, Wednesday, November 19th 1:30-2:30pm.

Assistant Professor Caroline Wigginton will present “Katherine Tekakwitha’s ‘Very Delicate Work’: Concealment, Display, and Communication in New France,” in the Hannah-Ford Room (Bondurant Hall 2nd Fl.) as part of the Fall 2014 Works-in-Progress Seminar Series. The Works-in-Progress Seminar Series is open to all. The seminars consist of a twenty to thirty minute presentation followed by a Q & A […]