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Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s OCEANIC: Poetry + Beauty with Copper Canyon Press

“Poetry offers an attention to the world, to beauty, and to love. I think that’s a form of activism: inviting people in this hurting world … [Read More...]

The Edith Baine Lecture Series presents: “Sounds of Earth: 40 Years of Voyager’s Golden LP and the Poetry That Spun From It” by Adrian Matejka. Nov. 15th at 6 p.m. The Depot

Adrian Matejka was born in Nuremberg, Germany and grew up in California and Indiana. He is a graduate of Indiana University and the MFA … [Read More...]

Internship Opportunities with the University of Mississippi Press

Please click on the links below to view internship opportunities with the University of Mississippi Press. Editorial … [Read More...]

Visiting Writers

Visiting Writers 2017-2018 November 15: Adrian Matejka at the Depot – 6p.m.  Click HERE for… [more]

Visiting Writers Visiting Writers

2017 Baine Lecturer Adrian Matejka with MFA students, Joshua Nguyen, Roseanne Arii, Helene Achanzar, and Julian Randall

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2017 Baine Lecturer Adrian Matejka with MFA students, Joshua Nguyen, Roseanne Arii, Helene Achanzar, and Julian Randall 2017 Baine Lecturer Adrian Matejka with MFA students, Joshua Nguyen, Roseanne Arii, Helene Achanzar, and Julian Randall

English Major, Olivia Davis, who was recently awarded a Fulbright ETA in Greece!  See the full article… [more]

Catherine Lacey

Catherine Lacey, 2017-2018 John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writer in Residence and author of *Nobody… [more]

Catherine Lacey Catherine Lacey

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Aimee Nezhukumatathil, 2016-2017 John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writer in Residence and author of *Lucky… [more]

Aimee Nezhukumatathil Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Matt Bondurant

Matt Bondurant, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Fiction, and author of *The Night Swimmer* (Scribner 2012).

Matt Bondurant Matt Bondurant

Majors Fair

Professors Lindy Brady, Erin Drew, and Caroline Wigginton talk to students at this year's Majors Fair.

Majors Fair Majors Fair

Graduate School’s Diversity Award

On behalf of the MFA program, Professor Beth Ann Fennelly is proud to accept the award from Dean John Kiss at this year's commencement.

Graduate School’s Diversity Award Graduate School's Diversity Award

2013 M.A. and Ph.D. Brochure

Click here to see our 2013 M.A./Ph.D Brochure.

2013 M.A. and Ph.D. Brochure 2013 M.A. and Ph.D. Brochure

Derrick Harriell, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies

Derrick Harriell, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies, and author of *Cotton* (Aquarius Press, 2010).

Derrick Harriell, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies Derrick Harriell, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies

Graduate Students

Eudora Welty Graduate Seminar Field Trip to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in Jackson, where many of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's letters, photos and archival materials are housed.

Graduate Students Graduate Students

Adetayo Alabi, Associate Professor of English

Postcolonial studies with an emphasis on African, African-American and Caribbean literature and culture, literary theory, and autobiographical genre in comparative black studies are teaching and research interests of Dr. Alabi.

Adetayo Alabi, Associate Professor of English Adetayo Alabi, Associate Professor of English

Tom Franklin, Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing & Beth Ann Fennelly, Associate Professor

Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger winner Franklin with UM 2011 Humanities Teacher of the Year Fennelly

Tom Franklin, Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing & Beth Ann Fennelly, Associate Professor Tom Franklin, Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing & Beth Ann Fennelly, Associate Professor

Chris Offutt, Assistant Professor of English

A prolific writer of novels, memoirs, and short stories, Offutt’s screenplays include HBO's True Blood and Showtime's Weeds.

Chris Offutt, Assistant Professor of English Chris Offutt, Assistant Professor of English

Ethel Young-Scurlock, Associate Professor of English & Senior Fellow at the Lucky Day Residential College

Professor Ethel Young-Scurlock teaching class.

Ethel Young-Scurlock, Associate Professor of English & Senior Fellow at the Lucky Day Residential College Ethel Young-Scurlock, Associate Professor of English & Senior Fellow at the Lucky Day Residential College

Featured Publications

In the Neighborhood

Caroline Wigginton

Reconstructing Violence

Deborah Barker

Heating & Cooling

Beth Ann Fennelly

Lucky Fish

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Beyond the Crossroads

Adam Gussow

Corporate Romanticism

Daniel M. Stout

Stripper in Wonderland

Derrick Harriell

Sunset City

Melissa Ginsburg

From Slave Ship To Supermax

Patrick Alexander

Night Swimmer

Matt Bondurant

The Tilted World

Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

Theory Aside

Jason Potts and Daniel Stout

Ropes

Derrick Harriell

The Ecopoetry Anthology

Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura Gray-Street

Middlebrow Queer

Jaime Harker

Becoming The Gentleman

Jason D. Solinger

Unmentionables: Poems

Beth Ann Fennelly

Five Terraces

Ann Fisher-Wirth

The Oprah Affect

Jaime Harker

Early Modern Ecostudies

Ivo Kamps, Karen Raber, Thomas Hallock

Rogue Performances

Peter Reed

Global Faulkner

Annette Trefzer

Faulkner in America

Kathryn McKee

True Blood

Chris Offutt

Smonk

Tom Franklin

M.F.A. Video