MU English

The English Department is delighted to recognize our students who received undergraduate and graduate degrees this year.

Samantha Edmonds

Samantha Edmonds, one of our PhD students, has published an op-ed piece in The New York Times that looks ahead to the end of our current pandemic, giving us much-needed hope at this time.

Dr. Jaquetta Shade-Johnson

Dr. Jaquetta Shade-Johnson, a new Assistant Professor in English, has been busy in her first few months at Mizzou with teaching, research, and, above all, making connections across the university.

Frances Dickey

Frances Dickey is in Princeton for a major event in the study of T. S. Eliot: the long anticipated unveiling of about 1,000 letters from Eliot to Emily Hale. These letters have been sealed for more than 60 years and promise to shed biographical and critical light on Eliot.

Nancy West

Dr. West’s current project, An American Classic, will help mark Masterpiece’s fiftieth birthday in 2021, asking centrally how this show tells a decidedly American story or two.

Speer Morgan

Professor Speer Morgan, longtime editor of The Missouri Review, is to receive the 2019 Missouri Humanities Distinguished Literary Achievement Award at a ceremony in November in St. Louis.

Elisa Glick

For her leadership on the A&S Diversity Requirement and the Faculty Institute for Inclusive Teaching, among other accomplishments, Professor Elisa Glick is the recipient of the 2019 Provost’s Faculty Leadership Award, which recognizes faculty who have provided exemplary leadership for the uni

Carol Poster

Carol Poster’s chapbook is out now, and it was blurbed by another talented alum, Gregory Dunne, who says, “Here is a poetry that is elegant and formal in its deft and compelling use of language, in its musicality, economy, and rhythmic virtuosity; a poetry that is welcoming and wise.

Joanna Luloff

While in the PhD program here, Jo published a book of short stories, The Beach at Galle Road: Stories from Sri Lanka (Algonquin Books, 2012), and wrote an early draft of Remind Me Again What Happened, which served as her creative dissertation.