College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

Writing & Rhetoric

A field trip takes students in Emily Cooley’s LIBA 102 class to Oxford’s oldest community-supported agriculture farm, Yokna Bottoms. Photo by Emily Cooley

Captivating Classes

UM offers dynamic assortment of niche writing courses OCTOBER 16, 2019 BY EMILY HOWORTH Somewhat hidden in the vast University of Mississippi undergraduate catalog is Liberal Arts 102, a course offering stylized freshman composition courses with off-the-beaten-path topics. From graphic novels and horror films to political history and the fundamentals of rhetoric, the classes fulfill […]


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Comicana Explores Broad Range of Real-World Issues

Weeklong UM event focuses on the role of comics and graphic novels in exploring weighty subjects OCTOBER 8, 2019 BY TRISTEN BLOXSOM A number of University of Mississippi departments have teamed up for Comicana, which runs through Saturday (Oct. 12) on campus, focusing on the role of comics and graphic novels in offering insight into […]


Meet Glenn Schove, March’s Staff Member of the Month

MARCH 22, 2019 BY INSIDE OLE MISS Glenn Storey Schove, administrative coordinator II in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for March. To help us get to know her better, she answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at […]


UM Faculty Travel Across Southeast for Collaborations

Ten faculty members participate in SEC Faculty Travel Program DECEMBER 13, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Ten University of Mississippi faculty members are taking part in the SEC Faculty Travel Program this academic year, joining more than 100 fellow faculty members from other Southeastern Conference institutions. Established in 2012 by the SEC provosts, the program provides financial assistance from […]


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Lecture Examines ‘Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age’

Alexander Heffner, host of PBS’ ‘The Open Mind,’ to speak March 21 at UM MARCH 6, 2019 BY KENDALL PATTERSON The University of Mississippi’s Department of Writing and Rhetoric and Division of Diversity and Community Engagement will sponsor a lecture on “Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age” March 21 in Fulton Chapel. The 6 p.m. lecture […]


Oxford Conference for the Book Welcomes Authors for 26th Year

Readings, panel discussions and lectures are free and open to the public MARCH 4, 2019 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY What do a championship poker player, the U.S.-Mexico border controversy and the Appalachian South have in common? They are all part of this year’s Oxford Conference for the Book, set for March 27-29 at the University […]


‘Evicted’ Selected for 2019 Common Reading Experience

Incoming students to read Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller FEBRUARY 20, 2019 BY JONATHAN SCOTT The critically acclaimed New York Times best-seller “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” has been selected for the University of Mississippi‘s Common Reading Experience for 2019. Written by Matthew Desmond, a Princeton sociologist and recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, “Evicted” […]


UM faculty members Karen Forgette (left), Guy Krueger and Andrew Davis have won the Digital Learning Innovation Award from the Online Learning Consortium. Photo by Kevin Bain

Three Faculty Win Digital Learning Innovation Award

Trio recognized as national leaders for advancing student success through personalized learning NOVEMBER 20, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Three University of Mississippi faculty members have earned a national award from Online Learning Consortium for advancing student success through adoption of digital courseware. Their work is having an impact across introductory writing courses and producing […]


Rhetoric Instructor Wins Blackboard Catalyst Award

Marc Watkins recognized in the Teaching & Learning category JUNE 19, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT Marc Watkins, an instructor in composition and rhetoric at the University of Mississippi, has been named the winner of the 2018 Blackboard Catalyst Award in the Teaching & Learning category, which honors those who have adopted flexible distance and online […]


Nobel Prize-winning author and UM alumnus William Faulkner’s short stories will be the focus of UM’s 2018 Common Reading Experience. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

Faulkner Stories Selected for 2018 UM Common Reading Experience

Incoming students to read selections this summer FEBRUARY 16, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Ten selected short stories of a University of Mississippi alumnus and one of the most acclaimed American authors of the 20th century will be the focus of the university’s 2018 Common Reading Experience. The Common Reading Experience will showcase Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner’s short stories, […]