The Knoxville News Sentinel recounts how UT doctoral student David Gatewood recently won big on Jeopardy. Gatewood, a graduate teaching associate in the Department of English, faced the returning champion and got off to a slow start. However, he managed to pull ahead after he answered the last question correctly and advanced on the show.
Department of English News
WBIR-TV Channel 10 highlighted UT’s AustenFest, a three-day celebration of the work of 18th-century author Jane Austen. The event runs through Friday.
Michael Knight, professor in the Department of English, received highly positive reviews for his book Eveningland in the New York Times.
UT Professor Misty Anderson recently spoke to WUOT’s Victor Agreda for Morning Edition.
Knox County Public Library, in partnership with UT’s College of Arts and Sciences, will host Books Sandwiched In, a book discussion series about diversity.
English professor Michael Lofaro spoke with WUOT All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth on Monday, January 9, about writer James Agee.
Bill Hardwig in the Department of English and Sidi Kazunga in the Haslam College of Business Office of Undergraduate Programs have been honored for their advising work.
Poets.org highlighted Joy Harjo’s words about how artists can use their craft to address national debates in this tweet to its 89,000 followers. Harjo is an acclaimed poet, author, musician, and a professor of English and Chair of Excellence.
The Las Cruces Sun-News, which is part of the USA Today Network, recently highlighted the efforts of Joy Harjo to support members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as they protested a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota.
When members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe began protesting a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, Joy Harjo used her voice and saxophone to raise awareness about the situation. Harjo, an acclaimed poet, author, musician, and a professor of English and Chair of Excellence, said artists play a crucial role in using their craft to address or draw attention to national issues in such a way that people will listen.