Rhodes College Department of English

We provide rigorous training in both textual study and written critical analysis. Our courses provide students with the tools necessary to read literature both attentively and critically, and to articulate those readings in formal papers that match lucidity with imagination.

In addition to covering the full range of British, American, and Anglophone literature, from Beowulf to Toni Morrison, our course offerings also encompass film studies, creative writing, and creative non-fiction. Additionally, students can engage in internships and independent study. For a literary work to survive, it must master its medium, language. Similarly, we affirm that literary study goes

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Belltower Coffeehouse and Studio 04/21/2022

Belltower Coffeehouse and Studio

Annalee McConnell '22 is a student in Professor Rebecca Finlayson’s ENGL 255, Introduction to Journalism, course at Rhodes College. Rhodes College

Belltower Coffeehouse and Studio Where creativity and community unite under one roof.

The Groovy Story of Goner Records 04/19/2022

The Groovy Story of Goner Records

Claire Gruen ‘25 is a student in Professor Rebecca Finlayson’s ENGL 255 - Introduction to Journalism course at Rhodes College. Rhodes College

The Groovy Story of Goner Records Their success could be because the two founders “never pay attention to what others are saying and doing.”

Students Bring Renaissance Writer and Philosopher to Life in Barret Library Exhibit | Rhodes News 04/12/2022

Students Bring Renaissance Writer and Philosopher to Life in Barret Library Exhibit | Rhodes News

“What Do I Know? Montaigne’s Restless Mind,” curated by students of Dr. Scott Newstok, professor of English at Rhodes, in collaboration with the Associate Director of the Barret Library, William (Bill) Short.

Students Bring Renaissance Writer and Philosopher to Life in Barret Library Exhibit | Rhodes News Students enrolled in Prof. Scott Newstok’s Special Topics seminar in the fall of 2021 became intimately acquainted with Michel de Montaigne, a revolutionary writer and thinker, and one of Shakespeare’s major influences, when In conceiving the course, Newstok approached Associate Director of Barr...

04/08/2022

Congratulations to our English majors who have been invited to join the Rhodes College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (Gamma of Tennessee) as Members-in-Course:
Elizabeth Baldwin ’22, Olivia DuCharme ‘22, Diana Miranda ‘22, Eliza Combest ‘22, Sydnie Thornton ‘22, & Carolyn Bruce ‘23

04/07/2022

Happy National Student Employee Appreciation Week! The English Department is proud to honor Sue Lee '25 who began working in our area last fall. We really appreciate her dedication and hard work which keeps things running smoothly.

Photos from Rhodes College Department of English's post 04/05/2022

Congratulations to Brittany Ashley, Vibi Bakshi, Hollie Brown, Emma Dove, Margot Foster, Harrison Glaze, Sarah Gunter, Sujung Hwang, Veda Krumpe, Ellen Lemm, Diana Miranda, Zara Raezer, Morgan Reed, Sam Reimer, Hannah Robinson, Taylor Stone, Emily Ulmer, Kymi Warren, Mary Elizabeth Whitmire, & Rebecca Winchester for being inducted into the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society! Sigma Tau Delta seeks to recognize exemplary scholarship and promote life long passions towards reading, writing, and the study of literature through its motto: "Sincerity, Truth, Design."

04/05/2022

Rhodes Student Associate of the Year Caitlin Evans ’22 Recognized at Regional and National Levels

Congratulations Caitlin!

A Journey to Magnolia Grove 03/29/2022

A Journey to Magnolia Grove

Memphis Magazine Editor’s Note: Mehn Tala Norm is a student in Professor Rebecca Finlayson’s Introduction to Journalism course at Rhodes College. The students taking the course spent time this spring researching and writing about Memphis.

A Journey to Magnolia Grove An hour south of Memphis, this Buddhist monastery offers balm for the soul.

Photos from Rhodes College Department of English's post 03/28/2022

The Rhodes College Tau Sigma Chapter of the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, hosted a booth at the Rhodes Renaissance Fair, Saturday, March 26, 2022!

Prof. Scott Newstok Wins Distinguished Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for 2022-2023 | Rhodes News 03/11/2022

Prof. Scott Newstok Wins Distinguished Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for 2022-2023 | Rhodes News

Congratulations Professor Newstok!!!!

Prof. Scott Newstok Wins Distinguished Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for 2022-2023 | Rhodes News Dr. Scott Newstok, professor of English and founding director of the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment at Rhodes College, has been granted a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to teach and research in Spain during the 2022 fall semester at the Universidad de Murcia. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government...

03/08/2022

Wanna hear more about artists on campus? Go read about them in our new column that showcases incredible artists in our community! If you or someone you know want to be featured, DM us here or email us at [email protected]
https://souwesternews.com/1468/columns/art-collective/eleanor-ellsworth/

Summer Writing Institute | Rhodes College 03/01/2022

Summer Writing Institute | Rhodes College

Summer Writing Institute | Rhodes College Established in 1977 June 12-24, 2022 On campus Apply Here Courses for 2022 The Academic Program The Summer Writing Institute at Rhodes College takes place annually for two weeks during June and is a residential academic program committed to developing the critical thinking and writing skills of ambi...

03/01/2022

For over 100 years extraordinary women have attended Rhodes and left an indelible mark on the world with their intellectual achievements, passionate leadership, and groundbreaking athletic performances. Whether in the classroom, on campus, or abroad, the dedicated contributions of women throughout Rhodes' history has ensured a promising future for our community.

12/06/2021

Rhodes College is proud to announce that Jennifer M. Collins, an inspiring leader, beloved educator and current Judge James Noel Dean and Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law will be the College’s 21st president, succeeding Interim President Carroll Stevens who assumed office July 1, 2021.

Learn more about Rhodes’ next president here: rhodes.edu/presidentelect

11/18/2021

Congratulations to English major alumna J. Bailey Hutchison ‘13 on her forthcoming debut poetry collection! Winner of the 2022 Miller Williams Prize, “GUT” is available for pre-order through the University of Arkansas Press.

Photos from Rhodes College Department of English's post 11/17/2021

It's a wonderful autumn day on campus!

Humanities graduates are happy with their lives, survey says 11/10/2021

Humanities graduates are happy with their lives, survey says

Humanities graduates are happy with their lives, survey says A new survey found that more than 90 percent of graduates are happy with their lives, despite all the pundits who say they shouldn’t be.

Photos from Rhodes College Department of English's post 11/05/2021

The poetry reading by Adrian Matejka was wonderful! He signed many copies of his books "Somebody Else Sold the World" and "Standing on the Verge & Maggot Brain". The Rhodes College Department of English thanks him for spending time with our students.

8 Things Hiring Managers Look for in English Majors 11/04/2021

8 Things Hiring Managers Look for in English Majors

8 Things Hiring Managers Look for in English Majors Yes, your English major sells.

10/29/2021

Even President Diehl has the spooky season spirit.

Happy Halloween, Lynx. 🎃🐾

10/28/2021
10/23/2021

Can't get enough of the Rhodes Department of English? Come follow us on Instagram!

We have launched a new Instagram account to share happenings within our department and showcase our story.

Click here to follow:
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Rhodes College Portal | Home 09/30/2021

Rhodes College Portal | Home

https://jobs.rhodes.edu/
The English Department and Africana Studies Program at Rhodes College seek to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in African American Literature beginning August 2022. This position is part of a cluster hire, and the successful candidate will be among three new faculty members contributing to the Africana Studies program. The successful candidate’s home department (administratively and for tenure and promotion review) will be English with a joint appointment in Africana Studies. However, the College will be open to the possibility of the home program being Africana Studies with a joint appointment in English. The successful candidate will offer courses in the English Department and the Africana Studies Program, including Introduction to Africana Studies. Teaching load is 3/2. Many of these courses will be cross-listed, and there is the opportunity to develop courses in both areas. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to teaching and conducting research in a liberal arts environment. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Qualifications: Ph.D. in English and/or African American/Africana Studies, with a specialty in African American Literature, clear evidence of teaching excellence, and a strong record of and/or significant potential for peer-reviewed scholarly publications.

Rhodes College Portal | Home Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a private, residential, undergraduate college located in the heart of historic midtown Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern i...

At 6, he ran as classmates played 'Let's get the Black boy.' Today, at Rhodes College, he's standing up 09/17/2021

At 6, he ran as classmates played 'Let's get the Black boy.' Today, at Rhodes College, he's standing up

Kofi Whitehead, Rhodes College Men of Distinction President and English major, speaks out about the Rhodes College Administration’s response to a racist incident at Rhodes College.

At 6, he ran as classmates played 'Let's get the Black boy.' Today, at Rhodes College, he's standing up When a racist incident was reported on campus, Rhodes student leader Kofi Whitehead demanded the college speak up, too.

Notes from Flyover Country: Caki Wilkinson’s “The Survival Expo” 09/15/2021

Notes from Flyover Country: Caki Wilkinson’s “The Survival Expo”

Notes from Flyover Country: Caki Wilkinson’s “The Survival Expo” Rhodes professor’s third poetry volume explores hope, fortune, and Elvis Week.

09/10/2021

Congratulations to our own Rhodes College Associate Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing, Caki Wilkinson! Her new book "The Survival Expo" has been reviewed by New York Times literary critic, Stephanie Burt. Read the review at: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/09/books/review/four-new-poetry-books-mine-their-authors-pasts-for-music-and-meaning.html?referringSource=articleShare

Snoop Dogg wants you to read your college syllabus I Cameo 08/25/2021

Snoop Dogg wants you to read your college syllabus I Cameo

Reminder...

Snoop Dogg wants you to read your college syllabus I Cameo Going back to school looks different this year but one thing that hasn't changed is students still need to READ THE SYLLABUS! Watch how Snoop Dogg gets Unive...

07/29/2021

Our Commons Room cactus bloom!

Timeline photos 06/29/2021

Timeline photos

Just in time for summer, happy pub day to The Survival Expo by Caki Wilkinson! Natalie Shapero calls it “wry and biting, glorious and mournful, indelibly musical and deeply, deeply smart.”
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http://ow.ly/M1iw50EUopv

06/05/2021

English professor Caki Wilkinson's third book of poems, "The Survival Expo", will be published at the end of this month (6/29). If you pre-order from Novel bookstore in Memphis, she will sign your copy! Novel can ship books for out-of-town people, too.

She'll be celebrating with a virtual book launch at 6 PM central time on Tuesday, June 29. Memphis poets Marcus Wicker and Karyna McGlynn will be reading with her, and you can register for the event here.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cGFS371RQjCYyR9ZdJrPnQ

Pre-order link: https://www.novelmemphis.com/book/9780892555338
Book launch registration: https://www.novelmemphis.com/event/novel-home-caki-wilkinson-marcus-wicker-karyna-mcgly

Scott Holmes named new Tuscaloosa city attorney 06/03/2021

Scott Holmes named new Tuscaloosa city attorney

Congratulations to Scott Holmes, Rhodes College English major alumnus!

Scott Holmes named new Tuscaloosa city attorney Scott Holmes, who has worked in the city of Tuscaloosa's legal department since 2014, has been named Tuscaloosa's new city attorney.

Profs. Larkins and Newstok Receive 2021 Clarence Day Awards | Rhodes News 05/13/2021

Profs. Larkins and Newstok Receive 2021 Clarence Day Awards | Rhodes News

Congratulations to Dr. Larkin and to our very own Dr. Scott Newstok! Well-deserved!

Profs. Larkins and Newstok Receive 2021 Clarence Day Awards | Rhodes News The 2021 Clarence Day Awards for Outstanding Teaching and for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity are awarded to Dr. Brian Larkins and Dr. Scott Newstok, respectively. The Clarence Day Awards, presented to two faculty members each year, are two of the college’s highest honors for its facult...

Photos from Rhodes College Department of English's post 05/12/2021

We had so much fun celebrating our seniors tonight. Congratulations, Class of 2020 and Class of 2021!

05/05/2021

Celebrate English major alumni, Juan Roncal '13!

May 3-7 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please join us as we celebrate our alumni educators!

The pandemic was especially difficult for teachers everywhere, as many had to move their work online, or convert to a hybrid format, while continuing to act as support systems for their students and keeping them engaged from afar.

Today we have Juan Roncal ’13, a 4th grade teacher at Grace St. Luke's Episcopal School in Memphis, TN, a position he has held for five years.

Thank you for all your work, Juan!

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