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Dr. Karen Gardiner: Themed English 102

Three years ago, Dr. Karen Hollingsworth Gardiner, the Director of The First-Year Writing Program at UA, created themed 102 English classes. Dr. Gardiner has contributed much of her time to UA’s First Year Writing Program and to creating enjoyable and enriching experience for freshmen. Her efforts earned her The University of Alabama’s Outstanding Professional Award in May of 2012. How did you come up with the idea of themed 102 English Classes? The College of Arts and Sciences had developed […]

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Jessica Hollander: English Instructor

Author of In These Times the Home Is a Tired Place and winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, Jessica Hollander grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and received her BA from the University of Michigan. She holds an MFA from The University of Alabama. Her stories have appeared in over fifty journals, including The Cincinnati Review, The Journal, Quarterly West, and Web Conjunctions, and she will be anthologized in The Lineup: 25 Provocative Women Writers. She […]

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Jennie Gropp Hess: Poet, Teacher, Travel Enthusiast

Jennie Gropp Hess, the former editor of Black Warrior Review, joined The Georgia Review staff as managing editor in the summer of 2012. At The Georgia Review she oversees production of the journal and participates in editorial planning and decision-making.  She holds an MFA in creative writing from The University of Alabama and a BA in English literature and creative writing from the University of Montana.  Her work has led her to extensive travel abroad. Good afternoon, thanks for taking the time to answer my […]

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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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2013 Symposium

Elemental Ecocriticism Sponsored by: The Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies Department of English, The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Alabama Thursday 4/25: 8 pm:  Keynote Address.  Greensboro Room at the Bama Theater, downtown Tuscaloosa.  Doors open at 7:30 pm. Cary Wolfe, “The Biopolitics of Human and Animal Bodies” Cary Wolfe is Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English at Rice University, where he is also founding director of 3CT:  Center for Critical and […]

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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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