Get Lit @ UAB Booktalk

A stack of books. Whether you are a UAB student, faculty member, or a member of the Birmingham community unaffiliated with UAB who just loves books, please join us at our monthly meetings for informal, insightful, and interesting discussions about books you probably won't get a chance to read and discuss in classes or other book groups. Books are selected by English faculty members who also lead the discussions.

Meeting Time: the first Tuesday of every month, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Place: Humanities Building 237 (see map)

Discounted copies of all titles will be available at Little Professor Books in Homewood. Just mention UAB Booktalk when purchasing.

For More Information: contact Sherman Victor Camp (

2018-2019 Schedule

September 4, 2018
  • Book: Yvain: The Knight of the Lion by Chretien de Troyes, translated by Burton Raffel
  • Discussion leader: Assistant Professor of English Jill Clements, specialist in medieval literature
October 2, 2018
  • Book: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne-Jones
  • Discussion leader: Associate Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing Kerry Madden-Lunsford
November 13, 2018
  • Book: The Fall Guy by James Lasdun
  • Discussion leader: Associate Professor of English Gale Temple, specialist in early American literature
December 4, 2018
  • Book: The Vain Conversation by Anthony Grooms
  • Discussion leader: Associate Professor of English, novelist, and poet James Braziel
February 5, 2019
  • Book: Mezzanines by Matthew Olzmann
  • Discussion leader: Instructor of English and poet Shelly Cato
March 5, 2019
  • Book: Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
  • Discussion leader: Professor of English Peter Bellis, specialist in American literature and culture
April 2, 2019
  • Book: Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood
  • Discussion leader: Professor of English Kieran Quinlan, specialist in literatures of the American South and Ireland
May 7, 2019
  • Book: Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  • Discussion leader: Professor of English William Hutchings, specialist in 20th century English and Irish fiction