Professor McHaney appointed to England Professorship

Posted On May 21, 2015
Categories News & Events

Professor Pearl McHaney has been chosen to fill our department’s Kenneth M. England Professorship in Southern American Literature.

Her work in the field defies a quick summary, but some of the highlights include her book A Tyrannous Eye: Eudora Welty’s Nonfiction and Photography, published last year by the University Press of Mississippi; five other edited… more »

Nicole S. White

Posted On May 12, 2015
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration? Creative Writing: Poetry!

Why are you majoring in English? I am fascinated by the art of storytelling through non-traditional methods. I want to devote my collegiate experience to the exploration of the craft because poetry has always helped me make sense of the world. For me, poetry is about discovery, preservation,… more »

Congratulations and Farewell

Posted On May 6, 2015
Categories News & Events

Two of our valued colleagues are retiring this year: Prof. Carol Marsh-Lockett (left) and Prof. Mary Ziegler. Prof. Marsh-Lockett is a specialist in Caribbean, African-American, and Renaissance literature. Prof. Zeigler’s areas of expertise are linguistics and African-American vernacular English. We wish them all the best in the retirement, and we thank them for their many… more »