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    Strode Milton Seminar: Paul Stevens (U. Toronto)
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    Strode Milton Seminar: Paul Stevens (U. Toronto)
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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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Jul 03 The College of Arts and Sciences' Summer Reading List features several new books by English department faculty members, including The Island Called Paradise by Prof. Philip Beidler, The Scary Mason-Dixon Line: African American Writers and the South by Prof. Trudier Harris, Shakespeare in Québec: Nation, Gender, and Adaptation by Prof. Jennifer Drouin, and Tuscaloosa Writes This edited by Prof. Patti White and Brian Oliu.
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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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Jun 13 English Instructor Jason McCall has been awarded a Literary Arts Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
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Jun 05 English PhD graduate Emily Perkins has been selected for the Graduate School's Graduate Student Spotlight for June 2014. Her dissertation won the Outstanding Dissertation Award for the College of Arts and Sciences in 2012. Her work has been published in Disability Studies Quarterly.
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