Rhodes English majors pursue a wide variety of professional careers, and they find that the critical reading and writing skills they gain in the major are highly valued by employers in business, education, media, and the arts. In recent years, a number of our graduates have joined the Teach for America program or taught in public or independent schools around the world. Others have taken positions in journalism, writing at Business Week, the Memphis Flyer, Memphis Magazine, and other publications.
Chapter: Tau Sigma
Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, it was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University.
2017 STUDENT AWARDS
L-R: Professor Leslie Petty, Justin Davis, Eilidh Jenness, Professor Caki Wilkinson, Brittney Threatt, Professors Ernest Gibson and Scott Newstok.
Brittney M. Threatt Cynthia Marshall Award
Justin A. Davis John R. Benish Award for Excellence in the Study of English
Summer Writing Institute
June 17-29, 2018
Tuition Amount: $2,000.00
We asked professors, recent grads, and rising seniors what advice they would give a first-year for navigating those sometimes deep waters. Here’s what they told us.
Dr. Ernest L. Gibson III of Rhodes’ Department of English discusses the novel’s themes of gender, family, and survival in an interview with Memphis Reads.
Amy Benson teaches creative writing, particularly literary nonfiction and fiction, and has an interest in experimental, genre-fluid prose and work from under-represented voices. She taught most recently at Fordham University where she was a Visiting Writer in Prose and in the graduate and undergraduate Creative Writing Programs at Columbia University. At Columbia she directed the Undergraduate Creative Writing Major for several years and co-created and taught Columbia’s first creative writing abroad program: Paris, Then and Now.
Jennifer Andrews graduated from Rhodes in 2006 with a B.A. in English and is the newly named executive director of Shelby Farms Park Conservancy.