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UA Undergraduate, Jordan Taylor, Wins Michael Dalton Goodson Memorial Prize in Poetry

Jordan Taylor is a current senior at the University of Alabama, majoring in psychology and minoring in neuroscience and creative writing. She was a member of the Alabama Student Association for Poetry’s slam competition team that competed at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago during the summer of 2017. This past spring, she received the […]

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Kwoya Fagin Maples’ Mend Gives Life to Women

Modern gynecology and obstetrics blossomed under deeply rooted racism. UA alumna Kwoya Fagin Maples captivates her readers with her new book of poetry, Mend, as she explores Black women’s unacknowledged and forgotten wounds and their links to the present. She brings to life the enslaved women whose bodies were exploited and used as experiments at […]

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Faculty Profile: Dr. Robert Poole

Robert Poole joined the faculty at The University of Alabama in Fall 2018, but his arrival marked a homecoming, as he received both his undergraduate degree and his M.A. at Alabama. It was his journeys far from Alabama, though, that led him into applied linguistics and TESOL. After earning his undergraduate degree, Poole worked for […]

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Welcoming UA’s New Victorianist: A Conversation with Professor Daniel Novak

Associate Professor Daniel Novak recently joined UA’s English department after previously teaching at Tulane University, Louisiana State University, and the University of Mississippi. He received his doctorate from Princeton University in 2002, specializing in Victorian literature. He is the author of Realism, Photography, and Nineteenth-Century Fiction (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and co-editor of ‘Masculinity Lessons’: Rethinking […]

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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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Morgan Hall Foyer Updated by UA Facilities

The Department of English recently received an update to the Morgan Hall foyer, including new flooring and freshly painted walls. Paul Wuebold, Senior Executive Director of Facilities & Grounds Operations, designed and headed the enterprise. “Morgan Hall is one of UA’s more historical buildings,” Wuebold observed, noting that, previously, “the entryway lacked the ‘wow’ factor […]

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