skip to main content

Department of English

University of Mississippi

News

It is with great joy that we announce the 2020-2021 Grisham Writer-in-Residence: Maurice Ruffin!

Maurice Carlos Ruffin is the author of We Cast a Shadow, which was published by One World Random House. The novel is a New York Times Editor’s Choice. Ruffin is the winner of several literary prizes, including the Iowa Review Award in fiction and the William Faulkner–William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition Award for Novel-in-Progress. His work […]


UM English professor receives National Endowment for the Humanities funding

Grant to Help Expand Environmental Studies Program UM English professor receives National Endowment for the Humanities funding APRIL 29, 2020 BY SHEA STEWART FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCopy LinkSMSPrintFriendlyShare UM English professor Ann Fisher-Wirth will use a new National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to expand the university’s environmental studies minor program. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services OXFORD, […]


Dr. Aimee Nezhukumatathil Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

Click here for the full story by Abigail Meisel.


UM English majors connect the dots between classroom and career

A Tale of Three Alumni UM English majors connect the dots between classroom and career OCTOBER 31, 2019 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL It is the best of times for English majors. They are entering a job market that values clear communication in writing and speaking, critical analysis, editing, and sensitivity in understanding differing perspectives—among a host […]


2019-2020 Visiting Writers

Click here for details.


Edith Baine Lecture featuring Terrance Hayes, November 6 at 6 pm in Bondurant Auditorium

Terrance Hayes is the author of six poetry collections: American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin, a finalist for the National Book Award, National BookCritics Circle Award, and TS Eliot Prize; How to Be Drawn; Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award for poetry; Muscular Music, recipient of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award; […]


Dr. Karen Raber recognized as UM Distinguished Professor

Three Faculty Members Named Distinguished Professors Trio recognized for research, teaching excellence and reputation MAY 10, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCopy LinkSMSPrintFriendlyShare UM Provost Noel Wilkin (left) congratulates Charles Hussey, associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Liberal Arts and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, on being named a Distinguished Professor during the […]


College in Parchman: Imprisoned men study civil rights behind bars

OXFORD  — “I’m a student! I’m a teacher! I’m a scholar! I am capable!” Since 2014, students in the Prison-to-College Pipeline Program have been affirming themselves at the start of each class as professors lead them in this chant. The PTCPP provides college-level courses to incarcerated men and women across the state of Mississippi. The program […]


2019 Creative Writing Award Winners Announced!

2019 Writing Award Winners! EVANS HARRINGTON CREATIVE WRITING SCHOLARSHIP Andrew J. Hill, fiction. $2,000 scholarship. Judge, Linda Masi Read Andrew’s submission “The Guard” HERE.   ELLA SOMERVILLE CONTEST Dustin Wright, poetry. $200 prize. Judge, Michael Martella Read Dustin’s submission “The Flood” HERE. Blake Pratt, fiction. $200 prize. Judge, Sarah Huddleston Read Blake’s submission “Lap of the Gods” HERE. […]


English Ph.D. student, Allison Serraes, awarded ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

English Ph.D. student, Allison Serraes, awarded ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for her dissertation, Carceral Matrix: Black Women’s Writing in Response to Mass Incarceration, 1963-2017.  Click HERE for more information.