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    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
   
    Aug 04, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English


Major Requirements   Minor Requirements  

https://english.utk.edu/

Allen R. Dunn, Head

Professors
Anderson, M.G. (Young Professor), PhD – Vanderbilt
Atwill, J.M., PhD – Purdue
Billone, A.C., PhD – Princeton
Dean, M.L., MFA – Michigan
Dunn, A.R., PhD – Washington
Elias, A.J., PhD – Penn State
Garner, S.B., Jr., PhD – Princeton
Haddox, T.F., PhD – Vanderbilt
Henry, N.E. (Distinguished Humanities Professor), PhD – Chicago
Hirschfeld, H.A. (Young Professor), PhD – Duke
Howes, L.L., PhD – Columbia
Jennings, L.D. (Distinguished Humanities Professor), PhD – North Carolina
Knight, M., MFA – Virginia
Liuzza, R.M., PhD – Yale
Ndigirigi, G., PhD – UCLA
Papke, M.E. (Hodges Teaching Professor), PhD – McGill (Canada)
Stillman, R.E. (Curry Professor), PhD – Pennsylvania

Associate Professors
Billone, A.C., PhD – Princeton
Chiles, K.L., PhD – Northwestern
Cohen-Vrignaud, G.G., PhD – Chicago
Coleman, D.D., PhD – Stanford
Dean, M.L., MFA – Michigan
Dzon, M.C., PhD – Toronto (Canada)
Griffin, M., PhD – California (Los Angeles)
Hardwig, W.J., PhD – Florida
Hirst, R.K., PhD – Rensselaer Polytechnic
King, L.M., PhD – Kansas
Lee, B.F., PhD – Virginia
Morey, S.W., PhD – Florida (Gainesville)
Ringer, J.M., PhD – New Hampshire
Saenkhum, T., PhD – Arizona State
Schoenbach, L.M., PhD – Virginia
Seshagiri, U.S., PhD – Illinois
Welch, A.K., PhD – Yale

Assistant Professors
González, L.C., PhD – Arizona
Grieser, J.A., PhD – Georgetown University
Havens, H.C., PhD – McGill (Canada)
Hebert, C.J., MFA – Michigan
Huth, T., PhD – Kansas
King, L.M., PhD – Kansas
Morey, S.W., PhD – Florida (Gainesville)
Palis, E.M., PhD – Pennsylvania
Rocha, I., PhD – Western Michigan
Saenkhum, T., PhD – Arizona State

Distinguished Lecturers
Brouwers, M.H., PhD – Western Michigan
Harris, S.C., PhD – Tennessee
Hoffer, L.A., PhD – Penn State
Larsen, W.B., PhD – Tennessee
MacCartey, K.D., PhD – Warwick (UK)
Murphy, S.A., PhD – George Washington
Nichols, R.B., PhD – Iowa
Nicks, R.J.G., PhD – Florida
Smith, E.S., PhD – Southern Mississippi

Senior Lecturers
Addicott, R.M., PhD – Florida
Brouwers, M.H., PhD – Western Michigan
Bannon, B.D., PhD – Western Ontario (Canada)
Braun, W.A., PhD – Louisiana State
Dean, L.M., PhD – Tennessee
Gentry, E.L., MFA – North Carolina (Greensboro)
Greene, T.C., PhD – Tennessee
Hoffer, L.A., PhD – Penn State
Knox, L.B., MA – Indiana
MacKenzie, S.H., PhD – Tennessee
MacCartey, K.D., PhD – Warwick (UK)
McCue, K., MA – Tennessee
McKinstry, D.K., PhD – Tennessee
Meredith, E.G., MA – Tennessee
Murphy, S.A., PhD – George Washington
Newburn, H.F., PhD – Illinois (Carbondale)
Nichols, R.B., PhD – Iowa
Sheffield, C.L., MA – Radford
Smith, E.S., PhD – Southern Mississippi
Spirko, R.L., PhD – North Carolina

Lecturers
Akers, H.S., PhD – Georgia
Backer, H.D., PhD – Georgia
Bannon, B.D., PhD – Western Ontario (Canada)
Braun, W.A., PhD – Louisiana State
Cooley, E.J., MFA – Purdue
Han, J.S., PhD – Indiana (Bloomington)
Dean, L.M., PhD – Tennessee
Gentry, E.L., MFA – North Carolina (Greensboro)
Greene, T.C., PhD – Tennessee
Langendorfer, A., PhD – Ohio
MacKenzie, S.H., PhD – Tennessee
Massey, K.L., PhD – Tennessee
McLeod, J.P., PhD – Tennessee
Melton, S.E., PhD – Tennessee
Saeli, H., PhD – Oklahoma
Snellen, A.M., PhD – Tennessee
Swanson, V.H., PhD – Tennessee
Tabone, M.A., PhD – Florida (Gainesville)
Turner, S.A., PhD – Virginia
Wallace, D.D., PhD – Tennessee
Yost, R.E., M.A. – Tennessee

Director of Composition
Ringer, J.M., PhD – New Hampshire

The English major provides students with the ability to analyze and interpret literary and other kinds of texts; to place those texts within historical, theoretical, and aesthetic contexts; to evaluate arguments according to their logical and rhetorical features; and to develop the skills of written and oral communication. While developing these abilities, students are also urged to discover their own critical and artistic voices by gaining proficiency in organizing complex material, addressing multiple audiences, and understanding the medium of language. In the spirit of liberal education, the English major attempts to satisfy society’s increasing need for a citizenry skilled in critical thought and communication.

Students planning to teach English in public schools should consult the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.