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2014 Alumni Promise Award Given to Johnny Dantonio

Johnny Dantonio Wins Alumni Promise Award

A 2007 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, Johnny Dantonio credits his experience as an English major with a concentration in creative writing for jumpstarting his career in the advertising industry. As creative director at Anomaly an agency […]

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Professor Nancy Henry Awarded NEH Research Fellowship

Nancy Henry

Professor Nancy Henry has been awarded a National Endowment for Humanities Research Fellowship for 2014-2015. These highly competitive Fellowships (only about 7% of applicants receive funding) provide “support” for “individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, […]

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Professor Katy Chiles’s Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America Published

Katy Chiles's Transformable Race Published by Oxford University Press

  Professor Katy L. Chiles’s Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America was published by Oxford University Press in January 2014. As surprising as it might seem now, during the late eighteenth century many early Americans asked themselves, “How […]

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“In Our Own Words”: Claire Dodson Discusses Her Summer Internship in NYC

In Our Own Words: Claire Dodson

“So are you going to teach with that, or what?” I probably don’t have to say the statement that provokes this question, as it is one that every English major I know has been asked. Teaching is what’s expected of most […]


Novelist Jonathan Miles To Read at Writers in the Library

Fiction Writer Jonathan Miles to Read

Novelist and New York Times Columnist Jonathan Miles at UT’s “Writers in the Library” January 26 Novelist Jonathan Miles will read from his recent work at the University of Tennessee’s Writers in the Library on Monday, January 26, at 7 p.m. in […]


Professor Jocelyn Wogan-Browne To Deliver Lecture on “Multilingualism and Medieval England: Re-thinking Language-Acquisition and Literary History.”

Professor Wogan-Browne to Speak

On Thursday, 1/22, at 3:30pm, in 1210 McClung Tower, Professor Jocelyn Wogan-Browne will deliver a lecture on “Multilingualism and Medieval England: Re-thinking Language-Acquisition and Literary History.” Professor Wogan-Browne, of Fordham University, is an internationally known scholar of medieval English and […]


Professor Lawrence Buell to Speak

Buell To Speak

On Thursday, 11/13, Professor Lawrence Buell will give a lecture on “The Dream of the Great American Novel Revisited: National Narrative in Post-National Age,” at 3:30pm, in the Lindsay Young Auditorium, in the John C. Hodges Library. Professor Buell will […]


National Book Award nominee Elizabeth McCracken To Read

National Book Award nominee Elizabeth McCracken to Read

Elizabeth McCracken will read from her latest short story collection, Thunderstruck & Other Stories, at the University of Tennessee’s Writers in the Library on Wednesday, October 22, at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges […]