John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writer in Residence
Office: W111 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-6510
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Teaching and research interests: African American Literature, The Harlem Renaissance/New Negro Movement, 20th Century American Literature, Poetry and Poetics, Modernism, and American Intellectual History.
Associate Professor and Director of the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing
M.F.A, University of Arkansas
Teaches poetry as literature and also teaches the writing of both poetry and creative nonfiction. She’s the author of three books of poetry and one book of essays.
Office: C104 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7914 | bafennel at olemiss.edu
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School
Teaches poetry workshops and seminars, 20th-century American literature, and a wide range of courses in environmental literature.
Office: C212 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-5929 | afwirth at olemiss.edu
Visiting Professor of Creative Writing
M.F.A., University of California, Irvine
Associate Professor of Fiction Writing
M.F.A., University of Arkansas
Teaches graduate fiction seminars and workshops.
Office: W104 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7914 | tfrankli at olemiss.edu
Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Teaching Interest: Blues Poetry, 20th Century Poetry, Harlem Renaissance Literature and Poetry
Office: Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7439 | harriell at olemiss.edu
Associate Professor of English and Screenwriting
M.F.A., Fiction. The University of Iowa
Teaching interests: screenwriting, fiction, film
Office: C130 Bondurant | 662-915-7672 | offutt at olemiss.edu
Writes and teaches fiction, contemporary literature.
Office: 102 Somerville Hall | pendarvi at olemiss.edu
Visiting Assistant Professor
M.F.A., Arizona State University
Teaching interest: 20th-century poetry
Office: W212 Bondurant | 662-915-6642 | gshort at olemiss.edu
Professor of English
Ph.D., Ohio Univeristy
Teaching and research interests: 19th and 20th Century American and British Poetry, Poetry Writing, and Contemporary Literary Criticism and Non-Fiction.