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Department of English

University of Mississippi


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

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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.

It is with great joy that we announce the 2019-2020 Grisham Writer-in-Residence: January O’Neil!

January Gill O’Neil is the author of Rewilding (fall 2018), Misery Islands (2014), and Underlife (2009), published by CavanKerry Press. She is an assistant professor of English at Salem State University, and boards of trustees member with the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) and Montserrat College of Art. From 2012-2018, she served as executive director of the Massachusetts […]

SEC Selects UM English Professor Dr. Karen Raber as a 2019 Faculty Achievement Award Recipient

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Understanding Randall Kenan on April 11th at 4 p.m. Peabody 206

The event will begin with Kenan reading from his work and will be followed by an interview by James A. Crank, author of Understanding Randall Kenan. Signing to follow. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Randall Kenan is best known for his novel A Visitation of Spirits (1989) and his collection of […]