Department of English

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 »

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 »