What's Happening in the Department of English?

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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! 

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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

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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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Fall 2018

The Pinch Release Party- November 2nd, 2018

On November 2nd, English Graduate students, faculty, and friends celebrated the release of Volume 38.2 of The Pinch. Special thanks to Novel. Bookstore for hosting a great reading by some of the issue's featured authors, including Adam Byko in Fiction and Karyna McGlynn in Poetry. Visit The Pinch's website  and Facebook page  for more information on this amazing journal! 

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Dolen Perkins-Valdez Book Reading and Interview- October 25th, 2018

On October 25th, The Department of English welcomed University of Memphis alumna and New York Times Best-Selling Author Dolen Perkins-Valdez. Our interiewers, graduate students Rosalind Guy and Haley Quinton, led a generous discussion about the books and the writing process from the eyes of a best-selling author. A special thanks goes 500 Internal Server Error

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The River City Writers' Series, The Pinch, and the Creative Writing Club, as well as those who attended. 

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Discover Your Major Day 2018- September 20th, 2018

Thanks to the Department of English Academic Advisor with the help of many English Department faculty members, Discover Your Major Day was a huge success! It was a blast speaking with students from different backgrounds and showcasing the many positive ways a degree in English can further your career and your future. If you missed us on Discover Your Major Day, check out our Undergraduate Page for more information! 


Department of English Professor Alice Bolin Book Reading- September 20th, 2018

On Thursday, September 20th, University of Memphis Creative Writing professor Alice Bolin welcomed fans and students to a reading from her acclaimed book of essays, "Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession" at Novel Bookstore. Thanks to Alice Bolin and Kendra Vanderlip for an amazing evening! 

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Department of English Open House- September 13th, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out the the First Annual Department of English Open House on September 13th! We hope that everyone had a great time learning more about the six concentrations our department has to offer. A special thanks to all of our student speakers, program coordinators, and our academic advisor Bridget Wells for putting together such a great event.

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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!