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Faculty Profile

BETH ANN FENNELLY

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ENGLISH
PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH
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W104 BONDURANT
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7439
Joined UM: 08/13/2002

Areas of Expertise

  • MODERN AND CONTEMPORATY POETRY
  • POETRY WRITING
  • WOMEN WRITERS

Brief Bio

Beth Ann Fennelly is an Associate Professor of English. She received her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, an M. F. A. from the University of Arkansas, and a post-doc fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. Her grants include a 2003 National Endowment for the Arts Award and a 2006 United States Artist Grant. She's published three books of poetry, Open House, which won The 2001 Kenyon Review Prize and the GLCA New Writers Award, Tender Hooks (W. W. Norton, 2004), and Unmentionables (W. W. Norton, 2008). She's also published a book of essays, Great With Child (W. W. Norton, 2006). She has three times been included in The Best American Poetry Series and is a Pushcart Prize winner. She lives in Oxford, MS, with her husband, fiction writer Tom Franklin, and their two small children.

Degrees

BA
ENGLISH
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME/NOTRE DAME, INDIANA (1993)
MFA
CREATIVE WRITING
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS/FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS (1998)

Committee Memberships

Fac. Senate-Research&Creative Achievem.
Faculty Senate Sub-Committee

Awards

College of Liberal Arts - Outstanding Teacher of the Year
2011
University of Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year
2011