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.
Department of English News
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.
Daniel Allen Carroll, former faculty member in the Department of English, passed away on Tuesday, November 28 after a long illness.
Marilyn Kallet, a Knoxville poet and professor of English, recently spoke with WUOT 91.9 FM about the healing power of words and what she has learned from watching others discover it.
Marilyn Kallet, professor of English and a poet, recently spoke with NewsTalk 98.7 about dreams and how to interpret them and gain insight from them.
UT’s Clarence Brown Theatre and literary magazine Grist recently received grants to further their contributions to the arts in the state.