Writing and Rhetoric

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is the institutional home of first-year writing, speech communication, and the writing centers community at the University of Mississippi. Officially classified as a department in 2014, the DWR continues expand with new upper-division course offerings in Writing and Speech, a professional writing minor, a maturing writing enriched curriculum program, and the development of a major.

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Browse the Writing and Rhetoric Collections:

Common Reading Experience

Faculty Books

Missy: LGBTQ+ Literary Magazine

Venture Online: the Freshman Magazine

Venture: The University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal


Writing and Rhetoric News Archive