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.
Early American Literature
English Studies: A Journal of English Language and Literature
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance
European Romantic Review
George Buchanan: Political Thought in Early Modern Britain and Europe
Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui
Second Language Research
Soft Subversions: Texts and Interviews 1977-1985
Studies in Romanticism
Theatre Research in Canada / Recherches théâtrales au Canada
Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Women writers from each state are being showcased in a project by the American Women Writers National Museum. Professor Trudier Harris will represent Alabama and give a presentation entitled "Bama Bones: A Black Southerner Talks Place & Creativity" on May 15th at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Her talk focuses on how living and growing up in Alabama influenced her scholarly and creative works, and she will revisit topics from her memoir Summer Snow: Reflections from a Black Daughter of the South.
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Prof. Joel Brouwer has won UA's 2012 Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award. As part of the award ceremony, Brouwer will deliver a lecture entitled "Is There Room in Here for a Dancing Sailor?: The Poet as Curator." The Burnum Award is one of the highest honors the University bestows on its faculty and is presented annually to a professor who is judged by a faculty selection committee to have demonstrated superior scholarly or artistic achievements and profound dedication to the art of teaching.
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