Tag: Department of English


Harris Speaks at Washington Event

English Professor Represents UA and Alabama at American Women Writers Museum From the May 2013 Desktop News |  Women writers from each state are being showcased in a project by the American Women Writers National Museum. Dr. Trudier Harris, a professor in the Department of English, will represent Alabama and give a presentation this month in Washington, D.C. at the National Press Club as part of that project. Her talk, entitled, “Bama Bones: A Black Southerner Talks Place & Creativity,” focuses […]

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Southern Fried Scribes

Summer Writing Program Opens Creative Opportunity for Local Communities Inspired by UA’s creative writing program, MFA students Matt Jones and Jess Masterson looked for ways to foster appreciation and awareness for the writing craft in their own and surrounding communities. The result? The Southern Fried Scribes Initiative, which will host a series of free creative writing workshops for high school students in the Tuscaloosa area and the neighboring Black Belt region. Students enrolled in the program will participate in workshops, […]

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Elemental Ecocriticism

English Department Hosts 30th Lit Symposium The College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English and the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies will host the 30th Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature April 25-27, 2013. This year’s symposium is titled “Elemental Ecocriticism.” Sharon O’Dair, Hudson Strode Professor of English and director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, said the event will focus on ecocriticism, “a field of inquiry that examines literary representations of the natural world […]

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Johnson Awarded Memorial Scholarship for Advocacy Work

From the March 2013 Desktop News | Kaylyn Johnson, a junior majoring in English and American Studies, was recently awarded the 2013 Elliot Jackson Jones Memorial Scholarship for her work as an advocate of diversity at The University of Alabama. She received the award from Capstone Alliance, UA’s affiliation group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered faculty, staff, and students and their allies. The scholarship recognizes a UA student, at any level, who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving the campus climate for […]

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Mystery of Multiplicity

Series celebrates diversity of perspectives in the liberal arts, across the University The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 22 academic divisions, 100 programs of study, 534 faculty members, and 9,250 students. That’s a lot of specialties, personalities, and interests — and Creative Campus’s Object X discussion series wants to celebrate them. By drawing together faculty and students from the College’s many academic divisions, Creative Campus hopes to “highlight the multiplicity of perspectives present in our daily lives.” […]

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Scholar Trudier Harris Honors Family with Endowment

Dr. Trudier Harris is one of the foremost African American literary and cultural theorists of today, and before her current post as a professor in the College’s Department of English, she had a 30-year career with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her scholarly career has taken her all over the world, and she has been honored by numerous organizations for accomplishments. But her love of learning started on an 80-acre cotton farm in Greene County, AL. The […]

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English Undergraduate Student Has Essay Published in Top Critical Journal

An undergraduate student in the College’s Department of English recently had work published in The Explicator, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes text-based critical essays. Vivian Lee Givhan’s article “Que tous ses dents etaient des ideés”: Egaeus’s Determination to Reassert Male Power in Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘Berenice’” appears in a recent issue of the critical journal. Now a senior, Givhan was a student in Dr. Jolene Hubbs’s Fictions of American Identity course in Fall 2010 when she was first given the […]

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University Graduate Honored for Excellence in Teaching

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents recently honored University of Alabama alumna Dr. Susan Hrach with the 2013 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award. Hrach earned an M.A. in English from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in English at the University of Washington in Seattle. She currently teaches in Columbus State University’s English department and directs its Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. “It’s been a delight to follow her career and life, […]

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UA’s Poetry Press to Present Annual Festival

From the Black Warrior Review to high-ranking M.F.A. programs, UA’s literary chops regularly receive national recognition. Slash Pine Press is the latest addition. Launched in 2009 by Dr. Patti White, a professor, and Joseph Wood, an instructor, both in the Department of English, Slash Pine Press offers students a hands-on opportunity to conceive and create literary projects, including an annual festival showcasing undergraduate and established writers. How hands-on is the experience? Slash Pine’s student interns design, promote, and hand-stitch the […]

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