Department of English

University of Mississippi


A Statement of Commitment and Support

The faculty of the English Department at the University of Mississippi recognizes the importance of diversity to the ongoing success and future growth of the department and university.  Diversity represents the many salient experiences that mark human difference, and may include: race, national origin, economic background, sexual orientation, gender expression and characteristics, and disabilities. A […]

Ann Fisher-Wirth receives the 2014 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teaching Award.

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The Works-in-Progress Seminar Series presents: Karen Raber Friday, Apr. 18th 3-4pm.

Department of English Professor Karen Raber will present “Animals at the Table:  Making Meat in Early Modern Europe” in the Hannah-Ford Room (Bondurant Hall 2nd Fl.) as part of the Spring 2014 Works-in-Progress Seminar Series. Meat has become the monarch of the meal, surrounded by fawning courtiers (vegetables), often enthroned (on starches or other ingredients) and crowned (with cheeses […]

Dr. Patrick Alexander, Professor of English and African American Studies, hosts conference: Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South Conference THIS Sunday-Tuesday, April 13-15.

UMiss Rethinking Mass Incarceration Conference 2014

“The Modern Invention of the Medieval Executioner: Torture, Punishment, and the Nineteenth-Century Imagination” by Joel Harrington, Bondurant Auditorium, April 8, 7:00 p.m.

After completing his doctorate at the University of Michigan in 1989, Joel Harrington joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University where he now holds the rank of Professor of History. Harrington is a historian of Europe, specializing in the Reformation and early modern Germany, with research interests in various aspects of social history. His most recent […]

The Works-in-Progress Seminar Series presents: Thomas Bullington, Friday, Apr. 4th 3-4pm.

Department of English PhD candidate Thomas Bullington will present “Mrs. Malaprop’s Pineapple: Cultivation and Taste in Sheridan’s Rivals” in the Hannah-Ford Room (Bondurant Hall 2nd Fl.) as part of the Spring 2014 Works-in-Progress Seminar Series.   In one of the most famous malapropisms from Richard Sheridan’s The Rivals (1775), Mrs. Malaprop praises Captain Absolute as “the very Pine-Apple of […]

“Atlantic World in C19” panel session with Dr. David Brown (U of Manchester) Monday, March 31, 6pm, Hannah Ford Room for Writers

Monday (31 March) evening, the department is hosting a cross-disciplinary seminar entitled “The Atlantic World in the Nineteenth Century.” We will be welcoming Dr. David Brown, a historian at the Department of English and American Studies, University of Manchester. Dave is coming to campus for a four-day visit during which he is looking to establish […]

The Works-in-Progress Seminar Series presents: Laura Godfrey, Tuesday, Mar. 18th 6-7pm.

Department of English M.A. candidate Laura Godfrey will present “Transubstantiation of the Cross in the York Play of the Crucifixion” in the Hannah-Ford Room (Bondurant Hall 2nd Fl.) as part of the Spring 2014 Works-in-Progress Seminar Series. As part of a larger study of physical transformations of the Cross in medieval literature, this chapter sees the Cross […]

Ernesto Javier Martinez: “On the Queer Practice and Racial Politics of Intelligibility.” Thursday, 6 March, 6pm, Bondurant Auditorium

Description: How do queers of color develop reliable knowledge about their lives and political possibilities despite being subject to the ideological violence of racist and homophobic societies? What importance do we attribute to the creative and subjective strategies queers of color employ to resist such violence and to negotiate levels of intelligibility, and what are […]

The Works-in-Progress Seminar Series presents: Martyn Bone, Thursday, Feb. 20th 5-6pm.

Visiting Professor Martyn Bone will present “‘This Is the Place Where the New World Is’: Black Struggle from the U.S. South to the Global South in the Writing of John Oliver Killens” in the Hannah-Ford Room (Bondurant Hall 2nd Fl.) as part of the Spring 2014 Works-in-Progress Seminar Series.   In their 2001 special issue […]