Department of English

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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,… Read more »

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… Read more »

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…. Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »