College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

English

Student’s Photos Are Picture-Perfect

Yasmine Malone among 22 female photographers featured in The New York Times DECEMBER 6, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Yasmine Malone definitely has an eye for photography. The University of Mississippi student was among 22 young female photographers selected to participate in a recent New York Times feature project. The newspaper asked the women to […]


Brisack Makes History as UM’s First Female Rhodes Scholar

Senior from Oxford earns coveted award, becomes university’s 26th honoree NOVEMBER 20, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT Jaz Brisack is the University of Mississippi’s 26th Rhodes Scholar, and the first woman in the university’s history to be selected to the elite international academic program. Brisack, a general studies major with minors in English, journalism, and public policy leadership, […]


Two Honors College Students Named Marshall Scholar Finalists

One of two University of Mississippi students may be pursuing graduate studies in the United Kingdom next year, thanks to a prestigious international scholarship program. Jaz Brisack, of Oxford, and Marisa Kutchma, of St. Louis, have been selected as finalists for Marshall Scholarships. Established by an act of Parliament, the distinctive two-year program finances young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 scholars are selected each year for graduate study at a U.K. institution in any field. If chosen, Brisack or Kutchma would be UM’s third Marshall Scholar. Brent Bonds, of Iuka, and James Robert “JR” Rigby, of Madison, both 2003 alumni, were finalists in 2002. Rigby won the award.


English Professor Awarded Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship

Creative writing program director Derrick Harriell plans to use funds to finish poetry book NOVEMBER 4, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The Mississippi Arts Commission has awarded a $5,000 artist fellowship to Derrick Harriell, director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at the University of Mississippi. The grant will allow the […]


New Scholarship Honors Late Alumna’s Favorite Professor

Lori Sneed and Colby Kullman are linked by gift to Ole Miss Women’s Council OCTOBER 20, 2018 BY BILL DABNEY As a University of Mississippi student, the late Lori Sneed quickly formed a special bond with English professor Colby Kullman, and soon the feeling was mutual. Now, the two “great friends” will be linked in […]


English Professor Included in Poetry and Essay Anthologies

Aimee Nezhukumatahil published fourth poetry collection last spring OCTOBER 16, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi professor’s poetry and essay have been selected for inclusion in two separate prestigious national publications. Aimee Nezhukumatathil, professor of English in the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing, has been selected to the 2018 […]


One of six original copies of the script for William Faulkner’s play ‘The Marionettes’ is on display in the J. D. Williams Library. The play is written, illustrated and hand-bound by Faulkner, who sold the books for $5 on the Ole Miss campus to raise money for the drama club, The Marionettes. Photo by Katherine Stewart

UM to Stage Reading of William Faulkner’s ‘Marionettes’

Public invited to free Monday performance of Nobel Prize-winning author’s play OCTOBER 19, 2018 BY KATHERINE STEWART When it comes to Oxford’s original writer-in-residence, William Faulkner, most people can easily rattle off at least one or two of the titles that earned the man his place in the literary pantheon. Relatively few people, however, are […]


Photo courtesy: Julian Randall Facebook

THE DM: Graduate Student Debuts Poetry Collection at Local Barbershop

OCTOBER 1, 2018 | BY KAITLYN SISCO for The Daily Mississippian Julian Randall, a poet and master’s student of English, read from his debut book of poetry, “Refuse,” at Goolsby’s Hair World on Saturday night. Though a barbershop might seem like an odd place for a poetry reading, organizers said Goolsby’s was chosen intentionally to […]


Dr. Lanehart

UTSA English Professor to Deliver 58th Annual Longest Lecture

Talk will interpret scholar’s research on language and cultural identity SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 BY ALLY LANGSTON The 58th annual Christopher Longest Lecture at the University of Mississippi will tackle topics of language and identity through a presentation by Sonja L. Lanehart, English professor and Brackenridge Endowed Chair in Literature and the Humanities at the University […]


The Living Music Resource team for fall 2018 is (seated, from left) Carley Wilemon, Jesse Gibens, Nancy Maria Balach and Haley Tyrrell, and (standing, from left) Caitlin Richardson, Brady Bramlett and Ava Street. Photo by Kevin Bain

Sarahfest Returns for Fourth Year

Festival promotes equality through arts, education events SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 BY ALLY LANGSTON For the fourth year, Sarahfest, the annual arts and music festival organized by the University of Mississippi’s Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, ​will host a series of events showcasing live music, film and art installations to celebrate and embrace diversity […]