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2014 Creative Writing Awards Announced

Creative Writing Awards Announced

The Creative Writing Program at the University of Tennessee is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Creative Writing Awards. First prize for these undergraduate awards is $200; Second Prize is $100. The Eleanora Burke Prize has one winner […]

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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, […]


Graduate Students in English to Host Graduate School Application Workshop

Applying to Graduate School Workshop

The Graduate Students in English at UT will host a workshop for undergraduate students interested in applying to graduate school on Monday, 4/14, from 5:30-7:30pm, in 1210-1211.  This workshop will discuss the “ins and outs” of applying to graduate programs, […]


Professor Kim Marra to Give Talk on “Riding the Nineteenth Century: Théâtre Equestre Zingaro’s Historical Performances”

Professor Kim Marra to Give Talk

Kim Marra, Professor of Theatre Arts and American Studies, will give a talk titled, “Riding the Nineteenth Century: Théâtre Equestre Zingaro’s Historical Performances” on Friday, April 4th at 3:30 in 1210 McClung Tower. Kim Marra (BA Dartmouth College, MA Brown University, PhD University […]


Surrealist Symposium Brings Renowned Authors, Art, Films and More to Knoxville from April 4-7

surrealist symposium

According to the painter Salvador Dalí, Surrealism sought to help us break free from the “shackles limiting our vision.” The spirit of this movement will be alive and well on the campus of the University of Tennessee this spring, through […]


Professor Scott Richard Lyons to Give Talk on “Migration to Modernity: The Cosmopolitan Dimensions of George Copway’s Travel Writing”

Professor Lyons to Give Talk

On Monday, April 7th, from 3:30-5:00 p.m., in 1210-11 McClung Tower, Professor Scott Richard Lyons will give a talk titled “Migration to Modernity: The Cosmopolitan Dimensions of George Copway’s Travel Writing.” George Copway (1818-1869), a.k.a. Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, was an Ojibwe writer and speaker during […]


Graduate Students in English Host NEXUS Conference

NEXUS: An Interdisciplinary Conference

On March 6-8, 2014, UT’s Graduate Student in English will host NEXUS: An Interdisciplinary Conference.  NEXUS is a a biennial, graduate-student-run conference. NEXUS, which began in 2004 as a speaker’s symposium organized by then President of the Graduate Students in English Brian […]


English Major Dylan Platz Receives Distinguished Service Award

Dylan Platz Receives Distinguished Service Award

On 2/20/14, at a meeting of the East Tennessee Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), English major Dylan Platz received the first-ever Distinguished Service Award for Students given to any UT student. Dylan, whose concentration is Technical Communication, is the longest-running […]