Department of English

UA Delegation Travels to Greece

From the June 2014 Desktop News | When someone is truly confused by something, they might say “It’s all Greek to me,” but The University of Alabama Greece Initiative is just the opposite; it’s all about furthering understanding and collaboration between UA and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. A group of faculty members from the University recently… Read more »

Professors Share Their Philosophies and Practices

From the 2014 Celebrating Excellence | Between teaching classes, conducting researching, sharing their work off-campus and working with students outside the classroom, professors often don’t have time to consider the impact they’re making. For Sarah M. Barry, associate professor of dance, receiving the University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching did just that – it… Read more »

Author Presents Cuba Book in UA Lecture

Author Dr. Philip Beidler will present a lecture on his book, “The Island Called Paradise: Cuba in History, Literature, and the Arts,” as an Authors@Gorgas event spotlighting outstanding books by Alabama writers. The lecture will take place Thursday, April 3, at noon in room 205 of Gorgas Library. It is free and open to the… Read more »

‘The Help’ Author Returns to UA

University of Alabama alumna and New York Times best-selling novelist Kathryn Stockett will let readers behind the curtain Friday, Feb. 28, when she shares the story behind her novel, “The Help.” Stockett, whose 2009 novel became the basis for a hit movie starring Emma Stone, based the book—at least in part—on some of her own… Read more »

Collaborama Event Highlights Writing, Dance, Arts

Charlotte Olson, a junior dance major from Jasper, Ind., wrote the winning entry in this fall’s “Class with the Dean” social media contest, which asked students to tell the dean about their favorite class in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dean Bob Olin accompanied Olson to Associate Professor Sarah Barry’s undergraduate choreography class in… Read more »

Two A&S Professors Honored for Their Teaching

Two College professors are among The University of Alabama National Alumni Association’s Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award recipients, the University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching. Sarah Barry, associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and Dr. James McNaughton, assistant professor in the Department of English, are two of the 2013 recipients. Barry… Read more »

Shakespeare in American Integration

From the November 2013 Desktop News | “Shakespeare and American Integration,” a two-day symposium to be held November 15-16, will discuss integration in Shakespeare’s works. The event is part of “Through the Doors,” the yearlong series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of desegregation at UA. Dr. Sharon O’Dair, director of the Hudson Strode Program in… Read more »

Cultural Arts Center Gallery Unveils Next Exhibition

The next exhibition in The University of Alabama Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, “Wash by Margaret Wrinkle: Seeing Across the Divide,” features a series of photographs taken by Wrinkle at slavery-related sites throughout the South while researching her critically acclaimed novel, “Wash.” Published by Grove/Atlantic, Wrinkle’s novel “Wash” reexamines American slavery in ways that challenge many… Read more »

Summer Programs Keep Campus Buzzing

From the July 2013 Desktop News | Summertime is not downtime at the Capstone as students come to campus for enriching programs. The Department of Chemistry, the School of Music, and the creative writing program in the Department of English are just a few of many departments offering summer opportunities for students in Alabama and across the… Read more »

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… Read more »