Remembering Professor Carolyn Handa

This memorial was written with the idea of fusion—something Carolyn not only wrote about in her scholarly work, but was also present in her eclectic personality. We’ve fused Carolyn’s words with her students’ and her colleague’s in an attempt to capture the many facets of her personality as both mentor and friend: funny, brilliant, and deeply caring. Rather than represent one voice, this memorial represents the many voices of those who loved and will miss her. [Carolyn]“Truthfully, the concept of […]

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Dr. Lauren Cardon: Clinical Professor

It’s always refreshing to meet someone who genuinely cares about his or her profession. In the field of education, it is especially reassuring to meet a teacher who genuinely cares deeply about the material being taught and the students that the material is being taught to. The teachers that think about affecting people in a positive way outside the walls of the classroom are the teachers who truly shape the future. We are lucky here at the University of Alabama […]

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Brandi Hodo: A Course in Comic Books

Born in Tuscaloosa, English Instructor Ms. Brandi Hodo, sheds some light on one of the more unique courses that the Department of English offers. An advanced composition course, EN 103 focused around the study of comic books through the analysis of their heroes and villains—ranging from X-Men to Captain America. The classic representation of good versus evil, after all, is always a relevant concept to understand. Did you always want to be a professor? Or were you ever focused on […]

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Allie Hulcher: English Major

Allie Hulcher, senior double majoring in both English and Journalism, speaks about her experience as a student at The University of Alabama and what she plans to take into her career. In addition to graduating with two separate degrees, she has been involved in many extracurricular internships and volunteer associations. Allie speaks about how English and the department have complimented her Journalism major and prepared her for her soon-to-be career as a journalist. As a little background where are you […]

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Fall 2014: Masthead

The Scarlet Newsletter is a production of the Department of English at The University of Alabama. “Remembering Professor Carolyn Handa” By Krystin Gollihue, Ellie Isenhart, Amber King, Keri Mathis, Stephanie Parker, Dr. Michelle Robinson, Amanda Stevens, Jennie Vaughn “Such Sweet Shakespeare: UA’s Shakespeare and American Integration Symposium” By Emily Bradford, Undergraduate “Shakespeare in Our Backyard” By EJ Hardin, Undergraduate “Jazz, Poetry, and Progress with Dr. Hank Lazer” By John Hinshaw, Undergraduate “The Robert Milton Young Memorial Lecture” By Taylor Eatman, Undergraduate “Dr. Tricia McElroy: […]

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Check out past issues of The Chambered Nautilus! The Spring 2013 issue includes an interview with MFA alumna Jeanie Thompson as well as Professor Yolanda Manora’s reflections on UA’s 50th anniversary of desegregation. The Chambered Nautilus 2013 The Spring 2012 issue includes an interview with Joshua Clark, a recent English Major graduate, who is now attending The University of Alabama’s Law School and is featured in an interview. The Chambered Nautilus 2012 The Spring 2011 issue remembers Dr. Robert Young and includes […]

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Study Abroad: Chile

Juan Reyes, an Instructor in the English Department, is conducting a trip to Chile with students at the University of Alabama next summer. Reyes was born in Ecuador and moved to West New York, NJ when he was five years old. Before earning his MFA at The University of Alabama, he earned his BE and BS from NYU. Reyes is very complimentary of the English program at Alabama. “The English department has been awesome, and I got a scholarship for […]

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Study Abroad: Ireland

Assistant Professor James McNaughton has been an influential member of the faculty at The University of Alabama since 2007. He devotes much of his time at the university to teaching modernist and Irish literature. Professor James McNaughton has played a key role in expanding the horizons of his students by creating the UA in Ireland study abroad program. McNaughton states that he started this study abroad program “to provide UA students immersion in Irish academic life and culture.” Keeping true […]

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The Humane Society, Dogs, and Dog Culture with Wendy Rawlings

Wendy Rawlings has worked with the Humane Society of West Alabama for the last ten years but tells me that it isn’t “a glamorous job.” “They live in a house [in] a residential neighborhood,” she says, laughing, “you can imagine how thrilled the neighbors are.” The house keeps fifteen to sixteen dogs at any given time. Every day, one volunteer is responsible for making sure the dogs are fed and given water. The dogs are let out in playgroups. Rawlings […]

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A Classroom with No Walls

The world of online courses can be tricky. People take online courses due to scheduling conflicts such as work and family obligations. They cannot devote specific time every week to sit through a lecture. Because of this, students of these courses are often left with just a list of assignments to complete and a textbook to read. One teacher decided to use interactive technology to help her class learn and to help engage her students. Andrea Barton created an online […]

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