Department of Writing and Rhetoric

Write Here, Write Now.
W&R Teachers at Orientation (C) Kevin Bain
Writing Center
W&R Teachers at Orientation (C) Kevin Bain
W&R Teachers at Orientation (C) Kevin Bain
W&R Teachers at Orientation (C) Kevin Bain
WR Welcomes Students (C) Robert Cummings
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The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is the home of the University of Mississippi’s First-Year Writing and Speech Communication programs, and the University Writing Centers. The department also administers the Writing Enriched Curriculum program and the Professional Writing minor.

Latest News

At the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication in Houston, TX, Alice Myatt, Jeanine Rauch and Rachel Johnson hosted a panel presentation entitled “Inspiring Action by Enabling Agency in Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing Courses.” The presentation specifically explored the challenge faculty teaching advanced writing courses face of developing and delivering curriculum designed to prepare diverse, […]
Jane Meek has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Paragon Award for Excellence in Distance Teaching. The Paragon is awarded annual by Online Design & eLearning. The award is set up, “to recognize faculty who use online learning technology effectively through good practices in course design, innovative use of technologies that transcend traditional classroom […]
The Department of Writing and Rhetoric and Southern Foodways Alliance have once again partnered together to bring an outstanding food writer to campus. This year’s selection of a common read for our food themed courses was The Tastemakers by David Sax. “From fondue in Florida to food trucks in DC, Sax goes in search of […]

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