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Department of Literature and Language

The Mockingbird

The Mockingbird  is the student literary/arts magazine published as a partnership between the East Tennessee State University Department of Literature and Language and the Department of Art & Design.

The Mockingbird staff and contributors are all students, some submitting their creative works for the first time. Traditionally, the call for literary submissions occurs early during the fall semesters. The Department of Literature and Language does not manage art submissions for The Mockingbird; the Department of Art & Design provides work from its annual student awards. We encourage all ETSU students to participate in creating The Mockingbird.

Jessica HallJessica Hall is the editor of The Mockingbird's 43rd issue. She received a B.A. in English from ETSU in 2013, and she is now a Masters Candidate and teaching assistant in the Department of Literature and Language. She served as a student reader on the 2014 and 2015 issues of The Mockingbird. Her primary research interest is the continuing influence of British Romanticism, particularly John Keats, on the postmodern novel and contemporary American poetry. She is currently in the process of writing her MA thesis, which explores Keats's relationship to America and American appropriations of the Keats biography.

Beginning with the 2010/2011 double issue, The Mockingbird featured a new fixed format for publication. The magazine appreciates the assistance of the ETSU Press in making this change; we especially appreciate Jeanette Henry's design expertise. You can read the full texts of the 2010/2011 and 2012 issues in this site's archive, where we will also begin to post representative pieces from our entire publishing history. The uploading of the archive is a time-consuming project, so please bear with us.

Thank you for visiting our website; if you are an ETSU student, we hope to receive some of your work for consideration for an upcoming issue of The Mockingbird.

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