The Scarlet Newsletter

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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English MFA Alumna Molly Dowd: Putting Her Degree to Work

Molly Dowd spent much of high school playing field hockey in tiny Fairfield, Pennsylvania, a town near Gettysburg. Her journey from that small town to advising athletes on the most prestigious college football team in the nation undoubtedly took some u-turns and last-minute stops. Perhaps the most important turn in that journey was being a […]

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What We’re Writing

Lauren S. Cardon:  After publishing my monograph in December 2012, I began work on a new project, tentatively entitled “Democratic Fashion”: Women’s Clothing and Social Mobility in American Literature.  I employ the term “democratic fashion” to convey the expression of American ideals of freedom and democracy through the American fashion industry, as reflected in the […]

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What We’re Reading

Kirstin Bone:  I decided to take this semester for a bit of fun reading (being fresh out of grad school, my brain has appreciated the mental vacation). In that spirit, I have been reading Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series throughout the semester. The series has surprised me: I had expected it to be light reading […]

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Jennie Vaughn: Ph.D. Candidate

How did you get you decide to attend UA? I was finishing my Masters in Secondary Education at Jacksonville State University when I decided that I’d like to pursue a PhD. Working in middle and high schools made me realize I wanted to try teaching at the university level. I enjoyed teaching high school and […]

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