MSU scholar dies
by MBJ Staff
Published: September 9,2012
Literary scholar Noel Polk, whose work focused on the writings of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and other Southern authors, has died at the age of 69. Polk, a professor of English at Mississippi State University and editor of “The Mississippi Quarterly,” taught at the University of Southern Mississippi from 1977 to 2004. He had given lectures throughout the world on Mississippi writers. In 2006, Polk won the Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award for his body of work.
Born in Picayune in 1943, Polk earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi College before earning his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- WILLOUGHBY: Bernie Reed cites hard work as key to success of Reed’s Metals
- Half century of memories — Christmas on Deer Creek to celebrate 50th anniversary
- Analyst: KiOR Columbus plant may end up sold as scrap
- (UPDATE) Gov. Bryant: $1.2 billion aluminum plant is a very exciting proposition for the state of Mississippi
- Ex-MDEQ leader Fisher joins Butler Snow
- Former MDEQ Executive Director Trudy Fisher joins Butler Snow
- Gulf oil rig explosion kills one worker, injures three
- Federal appeals court: State's abortion law is unconstitutional
- Can Metrocenter rise from the ashes? Again
- Court hits David Watkins with $600,000 order over Retro Metro issues