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Jack Pendarvis will discuss writing for the Cartoon Network show “Adventures with Adventure Time.” Nov. 11th, at 7p.m. Overby Auditorium.

Jack Pendarvis: Adventures with Adventure Time.  Tues. Nov. 11, 7pm, Overby Auditorium.  Pendarvis, a writer for the Cartoon Network animated show Adventure Time, will show clips of episodes and discuss writing for the show.  The evening will be moderated by Bill Griffith, and is co-sponsored by Cinema and The Southern Documentary Project.  


Dr. Jay Watson will deliver annual Humanities Lecture entitled “William Faulkner on Speed: What the Humanities Can Teach Us about the Velocity and Tempo of Modern Life.” Nov. 3rd, at 7p.m. Bondurant Auditorium.

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Dr. Sharon Aronofsky Weltman will be giving a talk entitled “Performing Drood: Melodrama, Music Hall, and the Opium Dream Ballet.” Thursday, November 6th, at 3:30, in Bondurant Auditorium

Dr. Sharon Aronofsky Weltman (Department of English, LSU) will be giving a talk entitled “PerformingDrood: Melodrama, Music Hall, and the Opium Dream Ballet.”  The talk anticipates the production of the Musical Mystery of Edwin Drood (based on Charles Dickens’s unfinished novel) by our own Theatre Department at U of M.  Directed by Professor Amanda Wansa Morgan, […]


Works-in-Progress Seminar Series presents: Erin Drew, Friday, October 31st 12-1p.m.

  Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Friday’s Works in Progress Seminar will feature Erin Drew reading from her current project entitled “‘Tis Prudence to prevent th’entire decay’: Usufruct, Sustainability, and Intergenerational Justice in the Eighteenth Century” 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 […]


Dr. Allan Hepburn of McGill University will present a lecture entitled “Facing the Future: Children in Postwar Britain.” October 23, 4:00 p.m. Bondurant Auditorium.

On Thursday, October 23rd, at 4pm, in the Bondurant Auditorium, Dr. Allan Hepburn of McGill University will present a lecture entitled “Facing the Future: Children in Postwar Britain.” This talk will concentrate on British representations of children between 1945 and 1960 in relation to the discourse of the future that predominates in this period, and […]


Professor Christopher Ricks of Boston University to give a paper entitled “T. S. Eliot and the South.” October 13, 6:00 p.m. Bondurant Auditorium.

Christopher Ricks is the William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University, having formerly been professor of English at Bristol and at Cambridge. He is a member of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, of which he was president (2007-2008). He has edited and also teaches in the Core […]


Kiese Laymon, 2015-2016 Grisham Writer in Residence, received prestigious Stanford University writing award.

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Michael Shea Receives Fulbright U.S. Student Award

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“Eudora Welty on the Movies” by Jacob Agner, Monday, July 21, 4p.m.

Please join us for a conversation with Jacob Agner on “Eudora Welty on the Movies” Monday, July 21st at 4:00p.m. in the Board Room of the William F. Winter Archives and History Building in Jackson, Mississippi. Mr. Agner is the recipient of the 2014 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship awarded by the Eudora Welty Foundation and […]


On behalf of the MFA program, Professor Beth Ann Fennelly is proud to accept the Graduate School’s Diversity Award from dean John Kiss as this year’s commencement.

On behalf of the MFA program, Professor Beth Ann Fennelly is proud to accept the Graduate School’s Diversity Award from dean John Kiss as this year’s commencement.