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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 […]


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 […]


Professor Misty Anderson To Speak at Pregame Showcase

Professor Misty Anderson to Speak at Pregame Showcase

Misty Anderson, an English and theatre professor, will be speaking at this week’s Pregame Showcase on “Methodism and Eighteenth-Century Theatre.” This week’s showcase will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 4, two hours before the Vols’ home game […]


MFA Roundtable on “The Ins and Outs of Applying for Graduate School to Be Held

MFA Roundtable 2014

On Wednesday, 10/1, an MFA Roundtable on “The Ins and Outs of Applying for Graduate School,” will be held from 5-6pm, in 1210 McClung Tower.   If you are interested in pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing, this roundtable will answer […]


Professor Lawrence J. Prelli to Speak on “Mapping Perspectives in Ecological Thought and Discourse”

Lawrence J. Prelli to Speak

On Monday, 10/6, the RWL Speaker Series will present a talk by Professor Lawrence J. Prelli on “Mapping Perspectives in Ecological Thought and Discourse: The Case of Plant Ecology During the Early Twentieth Century” from 3:30 until 5:00pm, in 1210 […]


Paul Erickson, Director of Academic Programs at the American Antiquarian Society, to Speak

Paul Erickson to Give Talk

On Friday, 9/12, Paul Erickson will give a talk entitled, “Get Paid to Read Old Books!  How to Apply for and Win Fellowships at Independent Research Libraries” from 3:30 to 5:00pm, in the University of Tennessee Humanities Center Seminar Room E102 Melrose […]


Novelist BJ Leggett to Read

Novelist BJ Leggett to Read

  B.J. Leggett will read from his latest novel, Prosperity, at the University of Tennessee’s Writers in the Library on Monday, September 15, at 7pm, in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. The reading is free and […]