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The Department of English at the University of Alabama seeks to cultivate the arts of reading, writing, and speaking the English language. We encourage the creation and interpretation of imaginative works of literature; we strive for a mastery of composition, linguistics, literary history, and theory. We challenge our students to read, write, and think in a sophisticated and critical fashion; to understand the historical evolutions of American and English literatures; to participate in the development of knowledge through scholarly research, publication, and creative writing; and to provide meaningful service, to the state and nation, as teachers, writers, and scholars. Our commitment is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of our campus, our community, and the individuals who compose them.

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Recent News

Mar 13

The Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies invited Prof. Janelle Jenstad (UVic) to lecture on "Building a Digital Gazetteer for Shakespeare's London". Click the link for a video recording.
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Mar 11

MFA student Christopher McCarter has won the university-wide Excellence in Teaching by a Master's Student award.
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Feb 27

The Crimson White interviews Strode Program PhD Nic Helms about the American Shakespeare Center's production of Hamlet as part of their "Method in Madness" tour which comes to campus on Sunday, March 1st.
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Feb 04

Prof. Andy Crank is interviewed by WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham about Harper Lee's forthcoming novel Go Set a Watchman. Click the link for the video interview.
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Feb 03

Prof. Andy Crank is interviewed by the BBC World Service about Harper Lee's forthcoming novel Go Set a Watchman, which was written before To Kill a Mockingbird. Click the link for the audio interview.
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Jan 12

Prof. Michael Martone is the host of WVUA-TV's hit show Alabama Art Seen. Click the link to watch all episodes online.
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Nov 29

Prof. Hali Felt discusses "How America's obsession with 'at risk' populations totally misses the point" on Salon.com. 
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Faculty Publications

Heather White

A-Quiver with Significance: Marianne Moore
Edited by Heather White

Joel Brouwer

And So

Wendy Rawlings

Come Back Irish

Kellie Wells

Compression Scars

Cassander Smith

Early American Literature
“Estevan, Cabeza de Vaca’s Relaciòn, and a Battle for Narrative Control”

Catherine Davies

English and Ethnicity
Edited by Janina Brutt-Griffler and Catherine Davies

Alexandra Cook

English Studies: A Journal of English Language and Literature
"'O swete harm so queynte': Loving Pagan Antiquity in Troilus and Criseyde and the Knight's Tale"

Nikhil Bilwakesh

ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance
"Emerson, John Brown and Arjuna: Translating the Bhagavad Gita in a Time of War"

Stephen Tedeschi

European Romantic Review
“Coleridge in Bristol, 1795-96: Literature, Politics, and the City”

Tricia McElroy

George Buchanan: Political Thought in Early Modern Britain and Europe
"Performance, Print and Politics in George Buchanan's Ane Detectioun of the duinges of Marie Quene of Scottes"

Robin Behn

Horizon Note

Luke Niiler

Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
"Green Reading: Tolkien, Leopold and the Land Ethic"

David Deutsch

LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
“Reconnecting Music to Howards End: Forster’s Aesthetics of Inclusion”

Albert Pionke

Plots of Opportunity

Amy Dayton

Rhetoric Review
“Teaching English for A Better America”

James McNaughton

Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui
"Beckett, German Fascism, and History: The Futility of Protest”

Robert Nelson

Second Language Research
"Vigilance, expectancy, and noise: Attention in second language lexical learning and memory”

Jennifer Drouin

Shakespeare in Quebec

William Ulmer

Shelleyan Eros

John Burke

Signs and Symbols in Chaucer’s Poetry
Edited by John Hermann and John Burke

Emily Wittman

Soft Subversions: Texts and Interviews 1977-1985
Félix Guattari translated by Emily Wittman

Deborah Weiss

Studies in Romanticism
“Suffering, Sentiment, and Civilization: Pain and Politics in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Short Residence”

Trudier Harris

Summer Snow

Patti White

Tackle Box

Michael Martone

The Blue Guide to Indiana

James Andrew Crank

Understanding Sam Shepard

Hank Lazer

What Is A Poet?
Edited by Hank Lazer

Yolanda Manora

Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
"Discourse and Intercourse: Gender, Exile, and Dialogical Subjectivities in Maria Irene Fornes's Mud"

Fred Whiting

Yale Journal of Criticism
"Bodies of Evidence: Post-War Detective Fiction, Psychoanalysis and the Monstrous Origins of The Sexual Psychopath"

3 April

MFA Reading: Ryan Bollenbach & Connor O'Neill
7:30pm
@ Green Bar
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9 April

Strode/ADHC Digitorium Conference
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10 April

Strode/ADHC Digitorium Conference
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