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Humanities Building 204
(205) 934-8599

Research and Teaching Interests:  Freshman Composition, American Literature

Sherman Victor Camp. Office Hours: By appointment

Education:
  • BS, University of Alabama, Business Administration
  • MA, University of Alabama at Birmingham, English

Camp’s enrollment in literary studies at UAB in 2002 was precipitated in large part by Cormac McCarthy’s novel Suttree, which pushed him to make significant changes to his lifestyle and intensified his desire to study language and literature at a higher level. He was then fortunate to enter an English department that provided him ample opportunities to cultivate his interests and expand his imagination far beyond his expectations. After examining a vast array of literature and theory, he returned to McCarthy for his thesis to complete his Master’s degree.

Camp has had the privilege of continuing his studies as a full-time instructor of composition and literature since 2006. Crucial to this pursuit has been the interaction with his students over the years; their energizing influence is a continuing source of reflection and inspiration. Areas of focus in Camp's courses include the metacognition of reading and writing and the intertextual basis of interpretation. His primary teaching goal is to help students realize to a greater degree the power that literature has for revisioning our perceptions. He firmly believes in the cliché that education is the job of a lifetime.

He is currently serving as the coordinator for UAB’s Booktalk program.


  • English Composition I and II
  • American Literature I (before 1865)
  • American Literature II (1865 to present)
  • John S. Coley Graduate Award in English, 2005
  • Core Teaching Award, 2014