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Welcome Sewanee School of Letters students! 

The 2018 School of Letters session is scheduled June 3 - July 13. 

The first day of classes is Monday, June 4 and the last day of classes is Thursday, July 12. There are no classes on Wednesday, July 4 or Friday, July 13.

The information on this page help you prepare for the summer 2018 session. We welcome questions by phone or email, so please do not hesitate to contact us. 

New and returning students will be contacted by email by the School of Letters office with information about enrollment.

Residence Halls and Houses will open on Sunday, June 3. Key pick-up and move-in will be handled through the office of Residential Life. Students will receive details by email about housing and meals. 


2017 Catalog


2018 Tuition and fees are posted on our ADMISSION PAGE.

Contact information can be found here for FINANCIAL AID.


Courses and Registration

The 2018 course offerings are listed below, and you can read about the courses in more detail on the Course Listing Page. Classes run June 4 through July 12. There are no classes on Wednesday, July 4 or Friday, July 13.


8:30 to 9:45, Monday - Friday        

ENGL 562 - ROSS MACDONALD  Milton - Gailor 103

ENGL 598 - MICHAEL GRIFFITH  Forms of Fiction - Gailor 114


10:00 to 11:15, Monday - Friday   

ENGL 506 - ALANA LEVINSON-LABROSSE  Studies in Literature in Translation: Kurdish Poetry - Gailor 103

ENGL 572 - BARBARA BLACK  Special Topics in British Literature: Wilde 90s - Gailor 114


11:30 - 12:45, Monday - Friday     

ENGL 577 - JOHN ERNEST  Nineteenth-Century American Literature - Gailor 202

ENGL 504 - MICHAEL DUNAWAY  Film Studies - Gailor 114


2:00 to 5:00 pm, Monday and Thursday  

ENGL 509 - NICKOLE BROWN  Workshop in Poetry Writing - Gailor 202

ENGL 510A - MICHAEL GRIFFITH  Workshop in Fiction Writing - Gailor 114

ENGL 514 - CHERI MAGID  Workshop in Screenwriting - Gailor 19


2:00 to 5:00 pm, Tuesday and Friday     (no class Friday, July 14)

ENGL 510B - JAMIE QUATRO  Workshop in Fiction Writing - Gailor 202

ENGL 512 - KELLY GREY CARLISLE  Workshop in Nonfiction Writing - Gailor 114


INTRODUCTION TO GRADUATE STUDIES (Required MA; optional MFA)         Ross Macdonald and John Gatta

Wed June 6,  1 pm Orientation, 2-3 pm Intro to Grad Studies, duPont Library           

Wed June 13 and June 20, 2-3 pm Intro to Grad studies - Gailor 103


2018 Book List



Assistance for Students with Disabilities

The University of the South is committed to fostering respect for the diversity of the University community and the individual rights of each member of our community. In this spirit, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the University seeks to provide disabled students with the reasonable accommodations needed to ensure equal access to the programs and activities of the University. While the University provides a number of services to support the academic work of all its students (including tutoring and study skills programs), additional accommodations can be made specifically for students with learning disabilities, mobility limitations, certified visual and hearing impairments, and other functional limitations as defined by the ADA via Student Accessibility Services (SAS).

SAS seeks to create an environment wherein the nature and degree of access to programs, services, and facilities, and the level of self-determination afforded qualified persons with disabilities are indistinguishable from those which are available to their peers without disabilities. Students with disabilities are afforded access as immediately and unobtrusively as possible at the point of institutional contact and are recognized for their abilities, rather than their disabilities, or stereotypical attributes ascribed to their respective physical or mental impairments.

As an office, SAS provides accommodations, consultation, and advocacy for qualified students with disabilities. Determination of student eligibility to request reasonable accommodations is made by SAS staff. SAS works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to create an inclusive educational environment for students with disabilities. SAS values relationships with students and seeks to promote pride in the value of one’s disability-related experience and empowers students  to self-advocate by providing them with necessary skills and support. SAS will not seek out students for accommodations and in no case will accommodations be provided retroactively. Students seeking accommodations should contact Student Accessibility Services by phone at (931) 598-1325 or email at


PRIVACY The University of the South complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (FERPA), which is designed to protect the confidentiality of the records that educational institutions maintain on students and to give students access to their records to assure the accuracy of their contents.  Links to the Student Notification of Rights with Respect to Their Education Records and the Education Records and FERPA policy are here:



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The University of the South’s policy against discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation is consistent with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 34 CFR Part 106, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and 34 CFR 104.7, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008. In addition to contacting the Provost, who is the compliance coordinator, persons with inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 may contact the Regional Civil Rights Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region IV, 61 Forsyth Street S.W., Suite 19T70, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.