English News

UT Libraries Offers Online Access to Historical Religious Sermons

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is providing scholars of early America with a new tool for researching religious thought in the South. Southern Manuscript Sermons before 1800: A Bibliography, edited by UT Knoxville English professor Michael Lofaro, is now available in both book and database form.

UT to Celebrate National Day on Writing Wednesday

UT Knoxville will mark the second annual National Day on Writing on Wednesday, Oct. 20, with “UT Writes,” a day-long series of events on the second floor of Hodges Library. The activities will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include a graffiti walk, a haiku station, a writing outpost, opportunities to give personal interviews about writing, spoken-word open-microphone performances and haiku and poetry slams. All events are free and open to the public.

UT Student Mattie Jackson (Alan’s Daughter) Scripts Dad’s New Music Video

Driving in her car one day, Mattie Jackson, daughter of country music singer Alan Jackson, came up with a unique idea that gave her the opportunity of a lifetime. Jackson, a sophomore at UT Knoxville majoring in English, wrote the script for her dad’s new music video, “It’s Just That Way.”

Knoxville Author James Agee the Focus of Season’s Final Pregame Showcase

Michael Lofaro, professor of English, will lead this week’s College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Faculty Showcase. His presentation, “James Agee at 100: A Centennial Celebration,” is part of the month long celebration, which has included lectures, concerts and a museum exhibit about the prolific author and his work.