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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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.

Reishman and Irvin honored by Society of Sewanee Scholars

March 4, 2014

John Reishman was honored this year as one of two speakers at the Society of Sewanee Scholars Annual Event at Chen Hall celebrating outstanding teaching in the College. Also among the six honorees nominated by the SSS leadership was Matthew Irvin. Congratulations to these two outstanding teachers!

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