Jessi Grieser, assistant professor of English, spoke with American University Radio WAMU 88.5 for a story exploring whether residents of Washington DC have an accent.
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The Knoxville Mercury highlighted Chris Hebert’s new novel, Angels of Detroit, in this story.
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.
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.