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Courtney Houpt talks about being an English major at UTC

Courtney Houpt, a junior, talks about studying English at UTC.


Southern Literary Festival and The Sequoya Review

UTC's English undergraduate Kelly Myracle has taken first place in the poetry contest for the Southern Literary Festival, an organization of southern colleges and schools founded in 1937 to promote southern literature. Last year Brett Puryear (now an MFA student at the University of Montana) won first place in fiction. You can read more about the conference here:

In addition, this year's The Sequoya Review with Rachel Ford as Editor placed second in the literary magazine category, quite an achievement since this is the first year we have entered the magazine in the contest. The Sequoya Review staff was also interviewed by Richard Windham on WUTC on Feb. 13th, 2014.



Internship blog goes live!

As the English Internship program continues to grow, Dr. Rebecca Jones, Internship Coordinator, has built a blog that includes student testimonials about the program, as well as general information for future interns and potential hosts of interns.


Department scholarships

The Department of English Scholarships Committee invites you to apply for the following five scholarships specifically designated for English majors: the Arlie E. Herron Scholarship, the Sally B. Young Scholarship, the Marian J. Tyte Scholarship, the Robert W. and Beatrice R. Anderson Scholarship, and the Dr. Margaret N. Kelley Scholarship. The application and instructions are available here.


Student Writing Contests

[31 January 2013]

The English Department is pleased to invite submissions to no fewer than four student writing contests (click on the links below for details and guidelines for each contest):

The submission deadline for all four contests is noon on Friday, March 7, 2014.


Attention all sophomore English majors

All sophomore English majors and English faculty are invited to a "Meet and Greet" on Thursday, November 1 (3:00-4:30) in Holt 124.  Join us for food and Q/A about the major. Refreshments will be provided! Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend.

What? English Department "Meet & Greet" for all sophomore English majors and English faculty (a great opportunity to meet the English faculty and your full-time English adviser)
When? Thursday, November 1, 3:00-4:30
Where? Holt 124


Dr. Bryan Hampton publishes Fleshly Tabernacles: Milton and the Incarnational Poetics of Revolutionary England (University of Notre Dame Press)

Dr. Bryan Hampton's book, Fleshly Tabernacles: Milton and the Incarnational Poetics of Revolutionary England (University of Notre Dame Press), is soon to be released. 


Dr. Rick Jackson to be inducted into East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame

Dr. Rick Jackson, celebrated poet and creative writing teacher, will be inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 25th.  Please visit the following web address to read more about this honor:


English majors vs. English faculty softball

English Majors vs. English Faculty Softball Game!  The results:  the faculty trounced the majors in a stunning 31-6 contest.  (Yes, 31 to 6!)  Food and fun had by all.  See you in the spring! 


Dr. Charles Sligh Interviewed for Open Road Integrated Media Website

"Meet Lawrence Durrell" video clip featuring Dr. Charles Sligh