Marilyn Kallet, a UT professor of English, and a poet, composed an essay in response to crises that have occurred in the nation and the world.
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Professor of English Misty Anderson penned an opinion piece for the Huffington Post discussing a grammatically incorrect billboard that appeared recently along Kingston Pike. She compares the erroneous language with the attack on social justice issues by a state legislator.
Erin Elizabeth Smith, poet, professor, and creative director for Sundress Academy for the Arts at Firefly Farms, will serve as the Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at UT for the 2016-17 academic year.
A faculty member and three students recently led a writing workshop for African nuclear engineers, scientists, and policy makers. Russ Hirst, an associate professor of English, and three students traveled to Accra, Ghana, at the invitation of the African Centre for Science and International Security.
Utah Public Radio recently interviewed Margaret Lazarus Dean, associate professor of English, about her latest book which examines the final days of American space shuttle program
The New York Times recently highlighted faculty and students’ poems written in tribute to Zaevion Dobson, a Knoxville teen who died while shielding two young girls from gunfire.
An undergraduate public writing class based out of the Department of English inspired four students to turn their group project into a way to help others. The Knoxville Mercury highlighted the students’ effort.
Several local news outlets have highlighted students’ poems written in tribute to Zaevion Dobson.
Young UT poets this spring poured their emotions into words, which they hope will bring solace to the mother of a fifteen-year-old local high school student who died while shielding three young girls from gunfire.
Amy Billone, an associate professor of English, will present “Harry Potter and the Nineteenth-Century Dream Child” from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 20.