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.”
Department of English News
UT will celebrate Herman Melville’s life and work with a public lecture, film screening, panel discussion, and readings at the Melville Festival Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8.
UT celebrates National Poetry Month this April with a look at some faculty writers who are making their mark on the region and the world.
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.
Local media outlets highlighted UT’s Conversations and Cocktails. The event gives community members an opportunity to interact with guest scholars as they discuss history while enjoying a special dinner.
UT’s Humanities Center has announced the upcoming lineup for its annual “Conversations and Cocktails” series, which will begin January 12.
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.
The College of Arts and Sciences celebrated outstanding faculty with awards in diversity leadership, advising, teaching, research, academic outreach, and service on December 1 at the annual Faculty Awards Ceremony held at the Holiday Inn-Downtown.
Joy Harjo, an award-winning poet, musician, and author whose works reflect her Muscogee Creek tribal heritage, will be coming to UT in the fall of 2016 as the new Chair of Excellence in Creative Writing.
The New York Times featured Joy Harjo’s poem, Fall Song, last week. Harjo is a new faculty member in the Department of English.