February 14, 2018
Professor Macfie recently published two essays on Shakespeare, welcomed a Macbeth performance to the University, and presented a paper on "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
February 5, 2018
Prof. Virginia Craighill has written the introduction and commentary to Tennessee Williams, Letters, 1936-1977 published in the Winter 2018 issue of The Sewanee Review.
January 29, 2018
Sewanee Visiting Professor of Fiction Lee Conell has won this year's Story Prize Spotlight Award.
January 24, 2018
The Sewanee School of Letters invites you to a performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth in honor of faculty member Ann Jennalie Cook.
November 27, 2017
On Tuesday, December 5th @4:30pm the Sewanee Writers' Conference will host readings by visiting writers in the Gailor auditorium.
November 7, 2017
The German Department held an event commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation on Wednesday, November 15 at 4:30pm at Convocation Hall. Dr. William E. Engel delivered a lecture entitled "How Luther Extended the Horizon of Reformation Printing," and there was a special appearance of Martin Luther by Dr. James C. Davidheiser.
November 3, 2017
The lecture will take place on Thursday, November 9, in the Gailor Hall auditorium at 4:30p.m., followed by an opportunity to meet and talk with our visiting Phi Beta Kappa scholar, Dr. Ayanna Thompson.
October 17, 2017
500 years ago, Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the All Saints' Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Or did he?!! How does the Reformation impact us today? These questions and many others were explored on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Gailor Auditorium by a panel of four scholars from four disciplines across the University of the South to discuss the significance of the Reformation in their work.
October 9, 2017
The Sewanee School of Letters and the University Lectures Committee presents a reading by author Kelly Grey Carlisle, C'98, from her new memoir, We Are All Shipwrecks, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. in Gailor Auditorium.
September 14, 2017
Professor Elizabeth Grammer takes her African American Literature class to visit acclaimed writer Jesmyn Ward in Nashville, TN.
September 14, 2017
Professor Bill Engel will speak on "The Development of a Protestant Memory Art" at St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada, at the International Luther Symposium.
August 2, 2017
The English Department is pleased to announce that the Stacy Allen Haines Memorial Lecture this year will be a reading by poet Marilyn Nelson.
May 18, 2017
Recent Sewanee English graduate, Beverley Catlett C'17, has published an article in the prestigious interdisciplinary journal Janus Head.
April 26, 2017
Sewanee playwrights Edith Freni and Elyzabeth Wilder were selected for Ensemble Studio Theatre and Radio Drama Network's 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays.
April 4, 2017
Sewanee English Professor Jennifer Michael has been elected president of the International Conference on Romanticism.
March 1, 2017
Sewanee presents: "Speaking Truth to Power - The Future of Journalism in a Post-Truth, Fake News World," a panel discussion on March 29th in Convocation Hall.
February 17, 2017
Distinguished poet and professor Earl S. Braggs will perform a reading of his poetry.
January 30, 2017
John Irving, acclaimed novelist and screenwriter, unpacks the complexities and pitfalls of chasing perfection in Sewanee Professor Kevin Wilson's newest novel, Perfect Little World.
January 11, 2017
On Wednesay, January 25, 2017, Sewanee English professor Dr. Bill Engel will feature as part of the Huntington Library's Brown Bag Lecture Series.
December 16, 2016
Dr. Jennifer Michael has published two poems in 2016 with an additional two forthcoming soon.
December 5, 2016
The Mountain Goat and the Sewanee Review invite the community to a reading by poet Tiana Clark, author of Equilibrium.
November 29, 2016
Friends of the Library of Sewanee: The University of the South invites you to attend a talk by Dr. Robert Benson, Professor Emeritus of English.
November 17, 2016
On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, Sewanee's Prof. Bill Engel will present a talk entitled "The Memory Arts in Renaissance England" at the world-renowned Newberry Library in Chicago, IL.
November 17, 2016
Kevin Wilson's "Living Underground" wins Theodore C. Hoepfner Literary Award
October 25, 2016
Routledge Press announces the availability of two works by Sewanee English Professor Bill Engel in paperback editions: Chiastic Designs in English Literature from Sidney to Shakespeare and Early Modern Poetics in Melville and Poe.
October 3, 2016
Award-winning novelist Tim O’Brien will read from his work at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Convocation Hall. The reading will be followed by a book signing.
September 21, 2016
Congratulations to Chris Poole (C'11), whose story "The Angels' Share" appears in the Autumn 2016 issue of The Gettysburg Review. Poole received the Tennessee Williams Award for best graduating creative writer while at Sewanee, and he recently finished his MFA at Emerson College.
September 6, 2016
The Stacy Allen Haines Lecture will be given this year on Monday, Sept. 26, by Danielle Evans, winner of numerous awards for her fiction.
September 5, 2016
Just published in July, Professor William Engel's critical anthology on the Renaissance memory arts is available for purchase.
April 21, 2016
Engaging the Community through Writing
April 8, 2016
Author Hank Lewis will read from his fiction on Wednesday, April 13, at 4:30 pm in Gailor Auditorium. A reception will follow in the atrium. Lewis is the spring semester Brown Foundation Fellow at the University of the South, and the reading is sponsored by the English Department, the School of Letters, and the Foundation.
April 5, 2016
Chowan University is pleased to announce that author Kevin Wilson, assistant professor of English at Sewanee, is the recipient of the 2017 Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters.
February 15, 2016
The English Department would like to welcome William Henry (Hank) Lewis, who is joining us for the Easter semester as a Brown Foundation Fellow. He
December 8, 2015
Visiting Assistant Professor (English and Theatre) Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder has written That I Know for Sure, which was directed by Baltimore Center Stage's Artistic Director, Kwame Kwei-Armah. The short play was filmed in Sanford, Florida on the location where Treyvon Martin was killed.
October 19, 2015
The Sewanee Review Fall Open House will celebrate our birthday and completion of our 123rd volume at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28.
September 10, 2015
The Sewanee community is invited to “As We Like It: Staging Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century,” a lecture by Andrew Hartley, Russell Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
September 4, 2015
Fiction Readings: Bobbie Ann Mason and Steve Yarbrough, Sept. 9
June 19, 2015
Dr. Bill Engel and Dr. George Poe both presented at MTSU's symposium on "Poe and Place" or "SymPOEsium on Place".
June 3, 2015
On April 24 and 25, Professor Macfie participated in a roundtable focused on Shakespeare and Classical Literature at Harvard University's Barker Center. Linked to The Ashgate Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature (scheduled for publication in 2016), the conference scrutinized what Shakespeare read, wrestled with early modern and postmodern meanings of the words "classic" and "classical," and addressed what it means to call Shakespeare "a classic." Macfie's contribution to the Ashgate volume, an essay titled "Shakespeare, Ovid, and Surprise: Reversal in the Sonnets and Narrative Poems," explores how Shakespeare bends to his own purposes several strategies of reversal and cancellation orchestrated in Ovid's Amores.
June 3, 2015
Pamela Macfie is happy to report that her essay, "Allusion as Plunder: Marlowe's Hero and Leander and Collulthus' Rape of Helen," has appeared in Renaissance Papers 43 (2-13): 31-42.
May 16, 2015
The English Department would like to congratulate the class of 2015 as they prepare to enter graduate school, the workforce, or simply prepare to figure out what is next.
May 16, 2015
Professor Matthew Irvin was the subject of a piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education, after a letter of his to syndicated columnist Dan Savage was published and went viral.
February 11, 2015
John Lahr, author of Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, will be the 2015 Stacey Allen Haines Lecturer. On Wednesday, April 8th, at 4:30, Mr. Lahr will give a reading, appropriately enough, at the Tennessee Williams Theatre, followed by a reception.
February 4, 2015
Lauryl Tucker has published an article in Twentieth Century Literature called "Progeny and Parody: Narcissus and Echo in Stevie Smith's Poems," in which she discusses how Smith's uses this classical motif to critique both Christian and Freudian accounts of desire, gender, and childhood. The discussion of Echo as a parodic feminist figure in Smith is part of Professor Tucker's broader scholarly interest in this area, as she's currently working on a book project centering on queerness and parody.
December 16, 2014
Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Michael who has been awarded a faculty fellowship from the Appalachian College Association for 2015-16.
November 12, 2014
Senior students from all disciplines are invited to apply for the Aiken Taylor Internship with the Sewanee Review.
October 23, 2014
Bill Engel has just been voted Discipline Representative for "Emblem Studies" of the Renaissance Society of America; and is slated to become the next President of the Poe Studies Association. He will be presenting a paper entitled "'The Domain of Arnheim' decoded" at the International Poe Conference in New York in February.
October 16, 2014
Join us on Tuesday, November 11 for the Sewanee Review Fall Open House as we celebrate the release of our fall issue on the form of the essay and the close of our 122nd year of publication.
October 8, 2014
U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Wright will read from his collection of work in Guerry Auditorium on October 16th at 4:30 PM. He is the author of more than 20 books of poetry and two volumes of criticism, and has won numerous awards, including the National Book Award, the PEN Translation Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
September 10, 2014
Wyatt Prunty, director of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and Carlton Professor of English at Sewanee, has been elected chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers (FSW).
September 3, 2014
The Chattanooga Theatre Centre and ShawNuff Productions presents “Gee’s Bend,” a play with traditional music, Sept. 10 – 21, on the MainStage of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. The play is written by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, the Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence at Sewanee.
May 5, 2014
Congratulations to the senior Honors English majors who successfully defended their theses
February 17, 2014
Professor Engel just published an article on "Echoic Effects and Poe's Economy of Memory" in the international journal Connotations.
February 6, 2014
The Park Avenue Christian Church in New York recently commissioned a new choral piece, "Bell of Silence" by Nathan Davis, based on a poem by Professor Jennifer Davis Michael.
January 30, 2014
he Sewanee Review is proud to announce that Dana Gioia is the recipient of this year’s Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry. Dana Gioia, known for his poetry, criticism, and arts advocacy, holds the newly created Judge Widney Chair in Poetry and Public Culture at the University of Southern California.
January 21, 2014
Penguin Classics has recently reissued several of Shirley Jackson's books, including her second novel The Bird's Nest, which includes a foreword from Kevin Wilson, an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of the South.
January 17, 2014
Rachel Harris and Toby Hickson will share their work at the NCUR Convention in Lexington, KY, hosted by the University of Kentucky, in April of this year.
January 10, 2014
ennifer Lewin has been selected as a judge for the Southern Literary Festival this year, which is being held at the University of Mississippi in March (www.southernliteraryfestival.com).
December 4, 2013
Humanities professor Bill Engel, author of five books on intellectual history and literary studies, has a new book contract with Cambridge University Press for The Renaissance Arts of Memory: An Archival Companion of Images and Texts.
November 23, 2013
As English majors should be aware, the English comprehensive exam is organized into chronological periods that help guide your course selection in the major. This year, as always, comping seniors will be asked to write on five sections.
November 23, 2013
This spring’s Medieval offerings include a few notable changes.
November 23, 2013
The Sewanee Review invites applications from current seniors for the 2014-2015 Aiken Taylor internship—an exceptional opportunity to gain experience in the field of literary editing and publishing.
October 23, 2013
This year, Professor Ross Macdonald (A.B. Harvard, Ph.D. Yale) joins the English faculty.
August 25, 2013
Professor Kevin Wilson's story “What Wants My Son”,
August 6, 2013
The University of the South is pleased to announce the creation of a new merit scholarship award for the purposes of encouraging creative writing and creative writers, the Walter E. Dakin Scholarship, for an entering freshman showing unusual promise in creative writing.