College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

‘A Life with Lines,’ MHC Teacher of the Year Lecture Thurs., Oct 27

The Mississippi Humanities Council and College of Liberal Arts will sponsor the MHC Teacher of the Year Lecture at Bondurant Auditorium on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00pm.  The recipient of the award this year is Beth Ann Fennelly. The lecture is free to the public.  A question and answer session and reception will follow.

Beth Ann Fennelly, Associate Professor of English at the University of Mississippi, will discuss some of the surprises and joys and mysteries that she’s discovered in her writing life. Her 40 minute presentation will be part poetry reading, part humorous commentary, part encouraging challenge aimed at both those who enjoy poetry and those who “just don’t get it.”

Jason Klodt received the award last year. Klodt is an associate professor of modern languages (Spanish literature and cinema). Professor Fennelly will be acknowledged at the Mississippi Humanities Council Annual Awards Banquet in February 2012 in Jackson, MS. Professor Fennelly is also the director of the University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. The program was honored this year to be ranked 38th among the nation’s top 50 programs by the respected bi-monthly journal Poets and Writers .

For more information about the lecture, please call 662-915-1514.  For more information or if you require assistance relating to a disability,
please contact the College of Liberal Arts at 915.7178 or libarts@olemiss.edu.