What's Happening in the Department of English?

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Spring 2022

2022 Awards Ceremony

On Thursday, April 28th the English Department celebrated all 2022 award winners in PT 456. For a full list of award winners, click here. 


English Internship Information Session

On Thursday, March 31st, English Internship Coordinator Rachel Cantrell hosted an internship information session. A recording of the event can be found here, and the PowerPoint presentation can be found here

Internship Event 2022

Jericho Brown - Poetry Reading and Craft Interview

On Thursday, March 3rd, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Jericho Brown hosted a poetry reading in the UC Bluff Room. On Friday, March 4th the English Department welcomed Jericho Brown to Patterson Hall for a craft interview. 

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Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Shaheen Lecture Series: Slow Violence and Environmental Justice

On November 18th, Rob Nixon of Princeton University participated in the annual Naseeb Shaheen Memorial Lecture Series in conjunction with the Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities. 

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Mind the Gap: Scholarship, Public Engagement, and Social Change

On November 12th, the English Department welcomed Rob Nixon via Zoom to discuss strategies for adapting scholarly expertise to public platforms and how to adjust diction, voice, and narrative shape to non-specialist audiences. 

Mind the Gap

Carmen Maria Machado Reading and Interview

On November 11th and 12th, author Carmen Maria Machado visited UofM for an exciting interview and reading of her work. 

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LitFlix 2021: The Green Knight

On October 27th, literature coordinator Dr. Darryl Domingo hosted the English Department's First Annual LitFlix and kicked it off with a showing of A24's The Green Knight. We hope to see all of you again next year! 


Anti-Racist Writing Pedagogy and Assessment Roundtable- October 14th, 2021

On October 14th, authors and professors Dr. Asao Inoue and Dr. Vershawn Ashanti Young visited the University of Memphis to discuss anti-racist writing pedagogy and how graduate students and faculty can implement it into their classrooms. This roundtable discussion was sponsored by the Deb Talbot Roundtable and presented by the English Department. 

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Discover Your Major Day 2021- September 30th, 2021

Explore the limitless opportunities of an English degree! Congratulations to our department advisor for creating an awesome table at Discover Your Major Day that caught the attention of many UofM Students! It's not too late to choose English and write your future, check out our advising page! 

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MemFlix: A Memphis Reads Film Series

The series kicked off on Tuesday, September 28th in the University Center River Room with a viewing of the documentary The Souls of Black Girls and a community talk with Natalie McKinney (Executive Director, Whole Child Strategies) and Lakeitha Wilson (Department of English, University of Memphis)



Fall 2020

To Catch a Reader's Eye: Seeing the Sights in Eighteenth-Century Newspaper Advertisements

Have you ever wondered what your professors' work is like? Are there faculty members you don't know anything about yet or simply haven't met? The English Honors Program is sponsoring a new series of faculty presentations, starting with Dr. Darryl Domingo on Friday, October 30th! Do you have recommendations for future discussion topics? Email englishhonors@memphis.edu!


Fall 2020 Pinch Release Party

Faculty and students celebrated the release of The Pinch Issue 40.2. Check out the issue here!  



Fall 2019

Discover Your Major Day 2019

What will you do with your Roaring 20's? Congratulations to our department advisor B. Wells for winning first place with the Roaring 20's theme! It's not too late to choose English and write your future, check out our advising page! 

DYMD 2019

Spring 2019

Annual Faculty vs. Graduate Student Softball Game- April 26th, 2019

Thanks to everyone who came out to support our faculty and graduate students. Better luck next year faculty, because the graduate students won this one by a landslide! 

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2019 Department of English Awards Ceremony- April 25th, 2019

Congratulations to all of our 2019 awards winners! To view more photos and a full list of our winners, click here.

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Undergraduate Sigma Tau Delta Honors Induction Ceremony- April 25th, 2019

Congratulations to our new Sigma Tau Delta Honors Members and our new 2019-20 Sigma Tau Delta Officers!

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MFA Graduate Reading- April 19th, 2019

On April 19th, MFA graduate students Kalpana Negi, Haley Quinton, Alyssa Radtke, Anthony Larry, Sarah Cozort, Sydney Wright, Daphne Maysonet, Breanne Hager, Adela Brito, and Kendra Vanderlip presented their recent work in the University Center Bluff Room. Thank you to this star-studded lineup for presenting your talented work! 

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 Make sure to check out our Past Events to see what you can be a part of as an English major!