Displaying items by tag: Department of English

Ashley Jones knew about the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s reputation for churning out top scientists and physicians. As a rising high-school senior with aspirations of becoming a writer, though, she wondered if UAB would be a good fit.
Danny Siegel, a specialist in Victorian literature who has written several academic studies of Dickens’s works, shares his love of Dickens in a graduate seminar at UAB.
An excerpt from Alison A. Chapman's award-winning essay on her experiences teaching inmates at Alabama's Donaldson prison.
Art and science. Buddhism and Hinduism. Religion and medicine. Interdisciplinary education is a hallmark of UAB courses, but two faculty members took that boundary-bending mindset to new heights this summer for a unique Study Away experience.
Rebecca Ann Bach first fell in love with the works of William Shakespeare as a sixth grader at a tiny Presbyterian grammar school in New York. She was picked to play Calpurnia in “Julius Caesar” and stood before her class robed in a purple bed sheet and let Shakespeare’s words roll off her 10-year-old tongue.
James Braziel, MFA, author of Birmingham, 35 Miles (Bantam 2008) and Snakeskin Road (Bantam 2009) has joined the UAB's Department of English as an assistant professor of creative writing. A native of Pitts, Ga., Braziel has published fiction and poetry in Berkeley Fiction Review, Chattahoochee Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Clackamas Literary Review, among other journals.
The twists of Kerry Madden’s writing life wouldn’t be out of place in a novel. She has written several — and also published plays and poetry, scripts for soap operas, and a biography of Harper Lee. Her teaching career has been equally eclectic, including stints at several prestigious writing programs as well as workshops for teen moms in Los Angeles and foreign language learners outside Shanghai.
Irene Latham always knew she was meant to be a writer. It just took her a few decades to find the right path. The author and 1991 UAB graduate recently returned to her alma mater to talk with students about the craft of writing, the art of finding inspiration, and her first novel, Leaving Gee’s Bend, which debuted this spring.
Thirteen faculty members were honored with the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching during the annual Faculty Awards Convocation. One of the people honored was the Department of English's Alison Chapman.
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