• 4 November
    Strode Film Series: The Bad Sleep Well
    7:30pm
    @ Bama Theatre
  • 5 November
    Emerging Scholars Series: Mary Popova
    12:00pm
    @ 301 Morgan Hall
  • 6 November
    MFA Reading: Steve Reaugh
    7:30pm
    @ Black Warrior Brewing Company (2216 University Blvd.)

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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Sep 16 The Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies is sponsoring a new film series at the Bama Theatre. All films are free and open to the public. Films shown this year include 10 Things I Hate About You, Shakespeare Behind Bars, The Bad Sleep Well, To Be Or Not To Be, West Side Story, Deliver Us From Eva, Forbidden Planet, and Love's Labour's Lost.
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Sep 16 The English department is conducting searches for 5 professors this year: the Hudson Strode Professor of English who will serve as Director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies; an Associate Professor with tenure to direct our thriving undergraduate creative writing minor and the renowned Coal Royalty Visiting Writers’ Program; a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Postcolonial / Global Anglophone literature; and two tenure-track Assistant Professors in CRES (Composition, Rhetoric, and English Studies). Applications should be submitted through the Online Faculty Recruitment website.
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Sep 15 Profs. Wendy Rawlings and Patti White have both earned "Notable Essay" citations in this year's edition of Best American Essays.
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Jun 26 The Los Angeles Times's Books section features a story about Prof. Wendy Rawlings and the art of writing memoirs.
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Jun 17 University of Toronto Press's blog features a Q&A with Prof. Jennifer Drouin about Shakespeare in Québec: Nation, Gender, and Adaptation as part of its Behind the Book series.
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