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Division of Fine Arts and Humanities

DIVISION OF FINE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Clay FosterInterim Division Chair
Clay Foster, M.F.A.

EMAIL: clay_foster@loc.edu

Mailing Address
LeMoyne-Owen College
807 Walker Avenue
Memphis, TN 38126

Telephone Contact
Office: (901) 435-1306
Fax: (901) 435-1349


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Bachelor of Arts in English
Through a paradigm of required courses, the English major embraces the literary traditions conveyed through the English language—British, American, and African American—n an integrated manner. In addition, it involves a study of the history of English as it has evolved over centuries to the present day. Such a program develops the “cultivated intellect” that renders the graduate able to think critically and to express himself effectively, in both speaking and writing. With that education, the graduate may enter the professional world or graduate studies as a responsibly contributing member.


English Major Student Organizations
The English Club: Required participation for majors, this club meets regularly during the semester and supplements the major with correlated activities;

The Poetry Society
: This group promotes the Spoken- Word Artists and Poets workshop, and hosts open mic events and performances;

The Contemporary Griots: The LOC Drama Club sponsors play readings and dramatic presentations of plays, both on campus and in the community.
English Area Events
To enrich culturally the student activities on campus and to participate in community outreach to greater Memphis, the English area sponsors several organizations that complement the intellectual development of its majors.

Fagin Lecture in the Humanities: The Fagin Lecture and associated presentations have been given by such eminent scholars as Dr. Horace Porter, Stanford University; Dr. Richard Barksdale, Harvard University; Dr. Clifton Johnson, Tulane University; Dr. Riggins Earl, Jr., Emory University; and such noted authors as Perre Magness, Clifton Toulbert, and Nikky Finney.

LeMoyne-Owen College Sunday: Each year, majors in the Fine Arts and Humanities Division perform at one of Memphis’ finest entertainment venues. In both 2012 and 2013, the students were featured at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Memphis.

Beyond Poetic Chains is the annual publication of the Poetry Society


English Faculty

Associate Professor
Jonathan C. Tutor, Ph.D.
Office: Steele Hall, Room 109
Office Phone: (901) 435-1314
jonathan_tutor@loc.edu

 


Associate Professor
Linda M. White, Ph.D.
Office: Steele Hall, Room
Office Phone: (901) 435-1316
linda_white@loc.edu

 

 

Assistant Professor
Renee Barlow, Ph.D.
Office: Steele Hall, Room 111
Office Phone: (901) 435-1312
renee_barlow@loc.edu

 

 

Instructor
Tom Graves, M.F.A.
Office: Steele Hall, Room
Office Phone: (901) 435-1304
tom_graves@loc.edu

 

 


MinterInstructor
Ruby Hardy-Minter, M.S.
Office: Steele Hall, Room 106
Office Phone: (901) 435-1311
ruby_minter@loc.edu

 


Instructor
Gerald Joyner, M.A.
Office: Steele Hall, Room 206
Office Phone: (901) 435-1315
gerald_joyner@loc.edu