Sewanee: The University of the South

"It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there."
William Carlos Williams

With rich and varied literary and writing courses, this program transforms students into close readers, insightful critics, and superior writers. Students analyze classical, medieval, British, American, Irish, African American, and modern literature; may select from a range of courses in major authors, special topics, or the practice of journalism; and try their hands at composing plays, songs, poems, and short stories under the tutelage of regular professors as well as noted visiting writers.

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Wilder Play “Gee’s Bend” Opens in Chattanooga

September 3, 2014

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre and ShawNuff Productions presents “Gee’s Bend,” a play with traditional music, Sept. 10 – 21, on the MainStage of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. The play is written by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, the Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence at Sewanee.

Wyatt Prunty elected chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers

June 27, 2014

Wyatt Prunty, director of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and Carlton Professor of English at Sewanee, has been elected chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers (FSW). The Fellowship of Southern Writers was formed by 22 founding members in 1987 (including writers such as Eudora Welty, Walker Percy, Shelby Foote, William Styron, James Dickey, Robert Penn Warren, as well as the Sewanee Review’s George Core) who believed that the vitality and power of the South's literature justify recognition and encouragement.

Honors Candidates Successfully Defend Theses

May 5, 2014

Congratulations to the senior Honors English majors who successfully defended their theses.

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