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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 […]

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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 […]

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Creative Writing Events For 2014-2015 Announced

Creative Writing events

The Creative Writing Program at UTK is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 schedule of events. The Writers in the Library series will feature the following writers: • 9/15: Bob Leggett • 9/29: Amy Billone • 10/22: Elizabeth McCracken • 10/27 […]

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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, […]


Professor Mary Jo Reiff To Speak

Professor Mary Jo Reiff to Give Keynote Address

Professor Mary Jo Reiff is the Keynote Speaker for the English Department’s 2014 Teaching Workshop.  On Thursday, August 14th, from 1:00-2:00pm, in 1210-1211 McClung Tower, Professor Reiff will speak on “Navigating Threshold Concepts for Teaching Argument: Intersections of Discourse Communities, […]


English 398: Junior-Senior Honors Seminar Topic Application Deadline Extended till 4/21

English 398: Junior/Senior Honors Seminar Fall 2014

The topic for Fall 2014′s Junior-Senior Honors Seminar (English 398) is American Autobiography: Origins, Development, and Fulfillment.  The seminar will be taught by Dr. Michael Lofaro.  Here is a brief description of the course: In this seminar, we will explore […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]