Jess Walter is the author of eight books. He's been a #1 New York Times bestseller, finalist for the 2006 National Book Award and the PEN/USA Literary prize in both fiction and nonfiction, and won the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe award. His work has been published in 30 languages and his short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Harpers, McSweeney's, Esquire and more.
In April with an international symposium on 1616, Rhodes joins the rest of the world in commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakepeare’s death.
Join us for what promises to be a special evening. Zandria Robinson, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rhodes College will be in dialogue with award-winning author Kiese Laymon. Robinson and Laymon, two Black Southerners, will discuss life, culture, history and other crucial elements of life in the South.
From English to Improv, It's All About Creativity
Students in two Rhodes classes will get the opportunity to engage with Dr. Vincent Wimbush, a scholar of religion and the 2015 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar.
Films by Jean Xiong ’17, Marissa Evans ’17, Lara Johnson ’16 and Emily Heine ’15 have been selected for the 18th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival. The festival runs Nov. 3-10.
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The 400th anniversary
Rhodes professors Michael Nelson, Caki Wilkinson, and Jeffrey Jackson and Robert Francis have all been active in the academic literature world.