Department of English

A&S in the News: September 10-16, 2017

Cloud Lecture Series Fall brings a full slate of arts offerings at W&M: Williamsburg and Yorktown Daily – Sept. 10 A mural project completed with visiting artist Steve Prince over the summer to kick off the yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of W&M’s first African-American residential students will be unveiled this week and on permanent… Read more »

A&S in the News: August 20-26, 2017

The Alternative Right ‘Very fine people’ or white racists?: ‘Alt-right’ makes moves into the mainstream: Al.com – Aug. 20 Fascination about the “alt-right” has swelled in recent days, following violence in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump’s suggestions there were some “very fine people” at the demonstration who’ve been treated poorly by the media … Two… Read more »

Recent Graduate Receives Travel Award to Present Research

From the August 2017 Desktop News | Only two months before completing her master’s in English, Candace Chambers earned the Scholars for the Dream travel award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication, or CCCC. The award is given to students who are part of historically underrepresented groups, and whose research contributes to the larger goals… Read more »

Literature in the Making

On Being a Writer It takes a certain kind of bravery to be a writer. There are the obvious challenges—the sobering chance of success, the dismal publishing landscape—but also the not-so-obvious: the hard, lonely hours spent piecemealing thoughts and words, the gut-wrenching feeling of having a publication accept your work only to learn later that… Read more »

A&S in the News: June 25-July 1, 2017

Proctor and Kinsley To Compete in Miss America Competition UA students to compete in Miss America competition: Crimson White – June 26 University of Alabama student Jessica Proctor won the 2017 Miss Alabama pageant and will represent the state in the 2018 Miss America pageants. Proctor is studying interdisciplinary studies and psychology at UA and is… Read more »

Summer Reading List 2017

As you enjoy your summer months, read through these books written by A&S faculty (and one alumnus) from several departments: Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, by E.O. Wilson Written by one of The University of Alabama’s most distinguished alumni, Half-Earth proposes a plan to preserve our planet’s biodiversity.  In order to solve a problem… Read more »

UA Professor Travels the Globe Teaching English Language Educators

From the April 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Dilin Liu, professor and coordinator of the applied linguistics and teaching English to speakers of other languages, or TESOL, program in the Department of English, recently returned from a two-week trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Liu was invited to deliver the opening plenary… Read more »

Undergraduate Research Conference Adds Creative Showcase

From the March 2017 Desktop News | Inspired by the national effort to bring arts back into the research world, The University of Alabama’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference is kicking off its 14th year with an undergraduate Creative Showcase Wednesday, March 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ferguson Center Theatre and Gallery on… Read more »

A&S in the News – September 23-29

Investigators said they killed for ISIS. But were they different from ‘regular’ mass killers? Washington Post – Sept. 23 Dahir Adan, a former Apollo High School honor student, walked into a mall here last Saturday and stabbed 10 people before an off-duty police officer shot him dead. The Islamic State hailed him as one of… Read more »

A&S in the News – September 16-22

UA Theatre Department to produce “Doubt” / UA to hold High School Theatre Festival WVUA 23 (Tuscaloosa) – Sept. 14 The curtain goes up next week on UA’s first big theatrical production of the season. The cast and crew and sure you will enjoy “Doubt”. The play won a Tony on Broadway, and the screen… Read more »