Professor of the Month – Dr. Karen Raber

Karen Raber is Professor of English at the University of Mississippi, specializing in Renaissance literature with emphasis on ecostudies, animal studies, and posthumanist theory. She also currently serves as the Executive Director of the Shakespeare Association of America and was named the UM 2019 SEC Faculty award winner. Her publications include three monographs--Shakespeare and Posthumanist … Continue reading Professor of the Month – Dr. Karen Raber

Alumni Profile — James Langmesser

James Langmesser is a proud alumnus of the UM English Department. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Langmesser is retired at 72 years old and resides in Woodbridge, Virginia. He worked in the Army Signal Corps and later worked for Calibre Systems in Virginia. In this interview with our intern, Sarah Liese, he explains how his degree in English influenced … Continue reading Alumni Profile — James Langmesser

Meet the New Student Organization, Cover to Cover!

Cover to Cover is a new student organization, founded by sophomore Joshua Mannery, a double major in English and Political Science, pictured above (far right) with his executive board. Joshua sat down with one of our interns recently to talk about this new group. Malerie Lovejoy: So tell us a little bit about your organization. Joshua … Continue reading Meet the New Student Organization, Cover to Cover!

Graduate Student of the Month — Michael Martella

Growing up queer in Brandon, Mississippi, Michael Martella felt as though his experience was nonexistentin literary texts. Thus, he decided to employ his voice to show others like him that they are not alone.   After graduating in 2016 with a double major in English and Biology, and teaching science for two years at Holly Springs … Continue reading Graduate Student of the Month — Michael Martella

English Department 2018-2019 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to this year's winners of the English Department Scholarships -- Hannah Colvin, Caroline Nall, Bethany Fitts, Eli Morgan, and Malerie Lovejoy! Scroll down to find out more about the awards and recipients. Hannah Colvin -- Winner of the Virginia Morgan Scholarship "This scholarship is confirmation that I should have been an English major since … Continue reading English Department 2018-2019 Scholarship Winners

25th Annual Oxford Conference of the Book

March 21st through March 23rd is the 25th Annual Oxford Conference of the Book! "The conference is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Square Books, Southern Documentary Project, Southern Foodways Alliance, Living Blues, Lafayette County Literacy Council, Department of English, Department of History, J. D. Williams Library, Overby Center for Southern … Continue reading 25th Annual Oxford Conference of the Book