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Remembering Dr. Colby Kullman

The University of Mississippi Department of English remembers and honors Dr. Colby Kullman, Professor Emeritus of English. Dr. Kullman, originally from New York, came to the University of Mississippi in 1984 after graduating from DePauw University (B.A.), the University of Chicago (M.A.), and the University of Kansas (M. Phil. and Ph.D.). As a scholar, he […]

Sarah Stephens Loomis

2022 McCool Lecture in Faulkner Studies Featuring Speaker Sarah Stephens Loomis

We are please to announce the 2022 McCool Lecture in Faulkner Studies featuring speaker Sarah Stephens Loomis. Loomis will deliver her lecture, “Bland Treacherous Water: Thinking and Feeling Catastrophic Floods in Faulkner’s ‘Old Man'” on Monday, April 4th at 6:30 pm in Bondurant Auditorium on the University of Mississippi campus. Sarah Stephens Loomis, a PHD […]

UNC Chapel Hill Literature Expert to Speak at Second Annual Howry Lecture in Faulkner Studies

The second annual Howry Lecture in Faulkner Studies will take place on Monday, March 21st at 7PM in the Bondurant Auditorium. The speaker is Dr. Sharon P. Holland, the Townsend Ludington Distinguished Professor and Chair of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her lecture is titled “How to Tell a […]

India King Robins

Career Workshops

Join us for two upcoming career workshops with individuals who have used their English degrees in unique ways. India King Robins, who has worked as consultant and executive director for multiple New Orleans arts organizations, will be providing a remote workshop March 25th at noon.   Nancy Bercaw, Deputy Director of the Smithsonian’s Center for Restorative History and beloved former […]

Leilani Announced as Spring 2022 Grisham Writer in Residence

New York native Raven Leilani joins UM professors as the Spring 2022 Grisham Writer in Residence. Leilani’s work has been published in Conjunctions, The Cut, and New England Review, among other publications. Leilani’s debut novel, Luster, is out now and has been praised by publications such as Elle , HuffPost, BuzzFeed News, and The New York Times.  Represented by […]

Carolyn Forche Reading and Book Signing

A reading with Carolyn Forche with book signing to follow. In-person event to be held Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 7pm at the Khayat Center on the University of Mississippi Oxford Campus.   Carolyn Forche’s first volume, Gathering the Tribes, winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poet’s Prize, was followed by The Country Between […]

Watch Now: The Howry Lecture in Faulkner Studies Recorded Event

The Inaugural Howry Lecture in Faulkner Studies was held on October 25, 2021. The inaugural Howry Lecturer is Professor Barbara Ladd of Emory University.  Professor Ladd is an internationally recognized expert on the literature and culture of the American South, and Faulkner’s work has figured prominently in the two monographs she has published to date:  Nationalism […]

Inaugural Howry Lecture in Faulkner Studies

Inaugural Howry Lecture in Faulkner Studies Please join us for the inaugural Howry Lecture on Monday, October 25 at 7pm. This event has been changed to a virtual lecture due to concerns about Covid-19. To access the event, please scan the QR code or visit   The inaugural Howry Lecturer is Professor Barbara Ladd […]

National Book Award Finalist Named 2022 Grisham Writer-in-Residence

August 18, 2021 by Staff Report Acclaimed fiction writer Deesha Philyaw has been named the 2022-23 John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. Philyaw is the prize-winning author of the short story collection “The Secret Lives of Church Ladies” (West Virginia University Press, 2020), which won the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, […]

Exceptional Educators- College of Liberal Arts Professors Honored for Excellence in Teaching

JUNE 17, 2021 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts recognized three professors for superior teaching at the end of the 2021 spring semester. Jason Solinger, associate professor of English, is the Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Named after alumni donors Dr. Norris Howell (BS 75) and Lynne Thomas Howell […]