Department of English News

Huffington Post: The Room Where It Happens

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UT English Professor Misty Anderson penned this blog post for the Huffington Post noting that, the room where it happens is the classroom where, without guns or insults, “we engage with history and the demands it makes on us, where we nurture citizens capable of critical thought and of imagining a world beyond their own necessarily limited experiences.”

William Wright at Writers in the Library on Monday

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Current Department of English Writer-in-Residence William Wright will read and discuss his poetry at Writers in the Library at 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 22, in the Hodges Library auditorium.

Professor’s Book Makes New York Times Top Books of 2015 List

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Margaret Lazarus Dean’s book Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight—which has been chosen as the 2016-17 Life of the Mind book—was named one of the Top Books of 2015 by New York Times book reviewer Michiko Kakutani.