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Faculty Profile

Ann Fisher-Wirth

English
PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AND DIRECTOR OF THE INTERDISCIPLINARY MINOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
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C212 BONDURANT
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7439
Joined UM: 08/16/1988

Areas of Interest

  • TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE, POETRY, ENVIRONMENTAL WRITING

Brief Bio

Ann Fisher-Wirth teaches poetry workshops and seminars, 20th-century American literature, and a wide range of courses in environmental literature. She also directs the Environmental Studies minor at the University of Mississippi. A senior fellow and board member of The Black Earth Institute, she was 2017 Anne Spencer Poet in Residence at Randolph College in Virginia. She has held a senior Fulbright at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of American Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden. In 2006 she was President of the 1000-member Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE); also in 2006 she was Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year and College of Liberal Arts Teacher of the Year. She has received numerous awards for her work, which appears widely in journals, online, and in anthologies. She and her husband, Peter Wirth, have taught at the University of Mississippi for 30 years.

Degrees

BA
ENGLISH
POMONA COLLEGE/CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA (1968)
MA
ENGLISH
CLAREMONT GRADUATE SCHOOL/ CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA (1972)
PHD
ENGLISH
G01169 CLAREMONT GRADUATE SCHOOL/ CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA (1981)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee

Awards

College of Liberal Arts - Outstanding Teacher of the Year
2006
University of Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year
2006
Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award
2014