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Morgan Hall Foyer Updated by UA Facilities

The Department of English recently received an update to the Morgan Hall foyer, including new flooring and freshly painted walls. Paul Wuebold, Senior Executive Director of Facilities & Grounds Operations, designed and headed the enterprise. “Morgan Hall is one of UA’s more historical buildings,” Wuebold observed, noting that, previously, “the entryway lacked the ‘wow’ factor […]

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Student Writer’s Guild (SWG) and English Majors and Minors Association (EMMA) Make English Students Feel At Home

It’s two weeks before Halloween, and Camryn Walker sits with a cadre of undergraduates on Morgan 301’s couches to watch The Babadook, an Australian horror film about a monster that uses a book as a portal into our world. The movie is a fitting choice for this crowd, a collection of scribblers known as the […]

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Alumna Profile: Candace Chambers

Candace Chambers is a scholar of English. She serves as CEO of Educational Writing Services LLC, and the author of Write Your Way to a Successful Scholarship Essay. Candace is currently working as a Public Affairs writer/editor with the United States Department of Agriculture. She has also served as an Assistant Director of the writing center at the […]

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Faculty Profile: Dr. Dorothy Worden

Dorothy Worden joined the faculty at The University of Alabama in 2016. Her research and teaching interests include second language writing teacher cognition, genre-based approaches to academic writing instruction, sociocultural theory, and the analysis of classroom interaction. Prior to coming to Alabama, Dorothy received her MA in Composition and Rhetoric from Washington State University in […]

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Letter from Chair

Department of English The University of Alabama Fall 2017 Letter from Department Chair Joel Brouwer To the English Department Community, Greetings from Morgan Hall! I welcome this opportunity to share with you the current situation of the Department and our accomplishments over the past year. In 2016-2017 the English Department had 42 tenure-track faculty, 2 […]

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Margaret Atwood Comes to Tuscaloosa

On November 14, the Department of English hosted “An Evening with Margaret Atwood,” held in the sold-out Bama Theater. This evening was not Atwood’s first time in Tuscaloosa; in 1985, she lived in a house on Riverside Drive while serving as writer-in-residence for the MFA program. According to English Department legend, it was there that […]

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An Interview with Professor Trudier Harris

Trudier Harris is a University Distinguished Research Professor of the Department of English at The University of Alabama, an honor she has held since 2015. A graduate of Tuscaloosa’s Stillman College, Professor Harris earned a master’s degree in English and a Ph.D. in American Literature and Folklore from the Ohio State University. Prior to joining […]

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