Department of English

A&S in the News: November 12-18, 2017

Roy Moore Are evangelical voters giving a ‘blank check’ to Roy Moore?: Al.com – Nov. 12 Roy Moore has been a darling among the Protestant evangelical voter ever since his first social crusade in refusing to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery … The “evangelical voter” is a “nebulous term”… Read more »

A&S in the News: November 5-11, 2017

Visiting Writers Series Author T Cooper to speak to students: Crimson White – Nov. 5 Who: T Cooper is the author of six novels and has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, CNN.com, OPRAH magazine and many more. What: A free event where T Cooper will be speaking about his novels and time… Read more »

A&S in the News: October 15-21, 2017

ALLELE Kirsti Curry Rogers brings dinosaurs to life for students: Crimson White – Oct. 15 A renowned vertebrate paleontologist addressed a full audience of University of Alabama students and faculty members on Thursday, speaking about her work studying dinosaurs. It was the second lecture in the ALLELE seminar series, which focuses on teaching the Alabama public… Read more »

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 »