Academic Affairs - Coordinator of the Center for Teaching and Learnin
Academic Affairs - QEP Director
Building: 0095 - EGCS ACADEMIC FACILITY
Dr. Ren Denton is an Associate Professor of English. Her research focuses on the power dynamics of race, class, and gender that play out in African American Literature and Southern Literature, especially when texts from these genres are put into conversation with one another. She is particularly interested in the narratology of William Faulkner’s oeuvre. She has published several peer-reviewed articles, ranging from teaching practices to narrative aesthetics to African American Literature to Faulkner. She also has a book about voodoo aesthetics currently under contract with McFarland Publishers that is coming out soon. At EGSC, Dr. Denton has served as the Chair and Liaison for English Composition I Course Redesign for the G2C, a Chancellor's Learning Scholar, and the secretary for Faculty Senate. She has also proposed and designed the African American Literature course now offered, and has been involved in policy revisions such as the Academic Honesty Policy, the Grievance Policy, and Tenure and Promotion. She is currently serving on the G2C team for English Composition I and II Course Redesigns, and is the Director of EGSC’s Quality Enhancement Plan and the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Dr. Denton’s awards include EGSC’s Distinguished Faculty in Humanities Award (2018) and First Place in the Colby H. Kullman Prize for Outstanding Critical Submission (University of Mississippi, SWSW, 2013).
B.A. in English, University of Tennessee at Martin
M.A. in Textual Studies, University of Memphis
M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Fiction and Poetry), University of Memphis
Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Memphis