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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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Dr. Delia Steverson: UA Alumna and SREB Fellowship Recipient

Dr. Delia Steverson graduated from The University of Alabama’s Department of English with a Ph.D. in African American literature in 2017. She is now an assistant professor in English at the University of Florida, where she also serves as an affiliate professor in the Department of African American Studies. Dr. Steverson’s scholarship has appeared in The […]

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Professor Phil Beidler’s Beautiful War: Studies in a Dreadful Fascination

Dr. Philip Beidler has been a professor in the Department of English since the 1970s and holds Master’s and Doctoral degrees in English from the University of Virginia. He also served as a lieutenant in an armored cavalry platoon in Vietnam. Professor Beidler recently spoke with Dr. Shanti Weiland about the most recent of his […]

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Interview with Dana Sweeney, English Major Alumnus and Recipient of the Truman Scholarship

Dana Sweeney graduated summa cum laude in May 2017 with a major in English Literature. While at UA, Sweeney earned a prestigious Truman Scholarship, beating out 729 candidates from 305 American colleges and universities. As a Truman Scholar, Sweeney spent his post-graduation summer in Washington D.C. working with the advocacy group, People for The American […]

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Interview with Lena Levendoski, English Major Alumna

Lena Levendoski graduated from UA with a BA in English in 1995. She is currently the founder of the non-profit organization, Stick’s Gift, which provides clothing to newborns in need in the greater Nashville and Davidson counties. Levendoski shared her story with Van Newell. Why did you decide to attend UA? The reason I chose […]

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