As the John C. Hodges Chair of Excellence in the UT Department of English, Professor Joy Harjo encouraged her students to pay attention to the details of life in order to develop the craft to speak and write with knowledge, compassion, and fluency.
Kristi Larkin Havens, lecturer and administrator in the Department of English, passed away April 29.
Joy Harjo, the John C. Hodges Chair of Excellence in English, has been appointed to the Board of Chancellors for the Academy of American Poets.
Mayor Madeline Rogero named Marilyn Kallet Poet Laureate for the City of Knoxville in a ceremony in June.
Senior Peter Cates has spent his time at UT molding his future.
In a recent interview with WBIR, English assistant professor Jessi Grieser finds that your accent may be the reason your phone doesn’t understand you. Grieser, who focuses on sociolinguistics, says that we speak in fluid sounds that all kind of run together.
UT English professor Joy Harjo’s memoir Crazy Brave is being read by the college’s freshman class at Fort Lewis College, according to the Durango Herald.
The News Sentinel reported that UT English professor Marilyn Kallet released her latest book of poetry entitled “How Our Bodies Learned.”
UT English professor Margaret Lazarus Dean interviewed astronaut and UT alum Scott Kelly after his memoir Endurance was released earlier this year. Dean is the co-author of the book about Kelly’s year aboard the International Space Station. The interview appeared December 7 in New Yorker magazine.
Two faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences will appear on radio and television this weekend. Misty Anderson’s interview about Dickens and Christmas will air at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 9, on NewsTalk 98.7 FM. Daniel Feller’s presentation about Andrew Jackson and the Bank War, will air at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 10,
Margaret Lazarus Dean first spoke to Scott Kelly when he was living on the International Space Center. The conversation launched a friendship between the professor and the astronaut that lead to a collaboration on Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, which recently hit number five on the New York Times Best Seller list.
Master Arabic calligrapher Pablo Casado will give a public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 7.