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.
Department of English News
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.
The New York Times highlighted Margaret Lazarus Dean’s latest project: a book in collaboration with astronaut Scott Kelly.
Deep South Magazine featured UT Professor of English Marilyn Kallet in this story about the creation of UT’s Poetry Spring celebration.
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.”
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.