The Scarlet Newsletter

Writing Your City: Scott McWaters’ and Abraham Smith’s Book, Tuskaloosa Kills

Scott McWaters holds a BS in Secondary Education Language Arts from The University of Alabama and an MFA in Fiction from the University of Memphis. He has been an Instructor since 2002 and is a three-time finalist for the University’s Last Lecture Award, as well as a recipient of the department’s Outstanding Teaching Award by […]

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Robin Behn: Poetry, Music, and Teaching

Robin Behn, originally from Barrington, Illinois, has served as faculty in the Department of English for the last 30 years. She is the author of five volumes of poems, Quarry Cross, The Yellow House, Horizon Note, The Red Hour, and Paper Bird, and two chapbooks. She is co-editor of The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises […]

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Freedom to Write: The University of Alabama Prison Arts Fellowship

The most direct route between the William E. Donaldson Prison Facility and Tuscaloosa, Alabama winds through the bucolic hills of the Cumberland Plateau, along the Black Warrior River. It’s a road that Brett Shaw came to know well while serving as a University of Alabama Prison Arts Fellow. In 2017, Shaw led a class on […]

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Dr. Deborah Weiss Discusses The Female Philosopher and her Afterlives: Mary Wollstonecraft, The British Novel, and the Transformation of Feminism, 1796-1811

Deborah Weiss has taught in the English Department since 2008. She received her BA summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis and her PhD from the University of Chicago. A specialist in the long eighteenth century, Professor Weiss is particularly interested in the engagements of women novelists with the ideas of the Enlightenment. […]

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Dr. Natalie Loper Discusses Shakespeare/Not Shakespeare

Natalie Loper earned her BA in English from Quincy University and her MA and PhD in English from the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at The University of Alabama. Her teaching and research interests include Shakespeare and film, teen films, adaptation and appropriation theory, and pedagogy. Her duties as Assistant Director of the First-year […]

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Amber Buck and Cindy Tekobbe Bring Post-Truth Symposium to UA

You have, perhaps, felt it: the whirl and reel of finding yourself halfway through the looking glass, the startle of pulling yourself back from disinformation’s gravitational pull. The March 1-2 symposium, Digital Rhetoric/Digital Media in the Post-Truth Age, addresses this cultural phenomenon. Professors Amber Buck and Cindy Tekobbe have organized the symposium, anticipating the subject’s ability to bring together scholars […]

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Dr. Stephen Tedeschi Discusses Urbanization and English Romantic Poetry

Associate Professor Steve Tedeschi joined the English department at The University of Alabama in 2011. His recent book, Urbanization and English Romantic Poetry, was recently published by Cambridge University Press. What inspired you to write Urbanization and English Romantic Poetry? I have been fascinated by Romantic poetry since I first encountered it, and the question […]

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Evolution of the Writing Process: A Conversation with Dr. Sara Pirkle Hughes

Sara Pirkle Hughes’s first book, The Disappearing Act, won the 2016 Adrienne Bond Award for Poetry and was published in 2018. Her poems have been published in Rattle, Reed, Entropy, TAB, The Raintown Review, Emrys, and Atticus Review, among others. Sara has received writing fellowships from The Anderson Center, I-Park Foundation, and The Hambidge Center […]

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