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Public Events
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 - 3.00 p.m.
The Department of English is proud to present the Eleventh Annual Eugenie L. Hamner Lecture for the Graduate Program in English. Dr. Halbrooks will deliver his lecture, "Of Heroic Anachronism and Double-Horned Sheep," at 3 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. A reception will follow in the English Department.
Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 - 3.30 p.m.
The English Honor Society is pleased to sponsor a presentation by Dr. Justin St. Clair titled "Aural Fiction." Dr. St. Clair will deliver a brief overview of the ideas in his newly published book, Sound and Aural Media in Postmodern Literature: Novel Listening, followed by a discussion session. This event will be held in the A&S Dean's Conference room at 3.30 p.m. on Thurs., Apr. 25 and is open to the public.
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 - 4.00 p.m.
The Department of English is proud to present its annual student recognition event. Please join us at 4 p.m. at the Faculty Club as we announce our 2012/13 scholarship and award winners.
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 - 4.00 p.m.
Dr. Philip Beidler (University of Alabama) will give a presentation titled "The Vietnam War, American Remembering, and the Measure of Sacrifice, Fifty Years Later" on Wed., Mar. 6, at 4pm in the Library Auditorium. Dr. Beidler is the foremost expert on American Vietnam War literature. This event, hosted by the Department of English and the University of South Alabama Center for the Study of War and Memory, is open to the public. Please join us.
Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 - 3.30 p.m.
Dan Waterman, Editor in Chief for the University of Alabama Press, will give a presentation on "everything you have ever wanted to know about publishing with a university press." This event will be held in the A&S Dean's Conference room at 3.30 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 28.
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 - 7.00 p.m.
Dr. Becky McLaughlin will give a sabbatical presentation titled "Narrative Pleasure and Manipulations of the Voice" at 7pm on Wed., Feb. 27. This event will be held in the back room of the Satori Coffee Shop on Old Shell Road. Please join us in a celebration of the work that our colleague completed during her recent sabbatical.
Friday, Jan 18, 2013 - 7.00 p.m.
In honor of MLK Day, the African American Studies Program at the University of South Alabama proudly presents a lecture by Michael Eric Dyson. The event will be held at the Mobile Civic Center Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013. Admission is free.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 - 7.00 p.m.
On Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in HUMB 170, Professor Robert Rook (Towson University) will give a presentation titled "War, Memory, and Globalization:  North Korea and Arab War Commemorations." Drawing upon his field research at military memorials and museums located in Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, Professor Rook will consider how visual depictions of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (1948-1973) use art as an ideological weapon. In addition, his presentation will explore the political and economic history of military commemoration in these three nations, noting the "globalization" of war memory through the involvement of artists from North Korea and Portugal. Free and open to the public, this presentation is the launch event for the new USA Center for the Study of War and Memory, an interdisciplinary initiative that will focus on the processes through which communities, institutions, and nations make sense of past military events.
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 - 4.00 p.m.
Dr. Sue Walker will present the tenth Eugenie L. Hamner Lecture for the Graduate Program in English, titled “Marked With An X: James Dickey's Chaismic Ecology, Deliverance and Beyond.” The lecture will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at 4 p.m. in Humanities Building 150. A reception will follow. Dr. Walker is Stokes Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing and Director of the Stokes Center for Creative Writing.
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 - 4.00 p.m.
The English Department is proud to host Michelle Burnham (Santa Clara University), a noted expert on early American literature. Dr. Burnham’s lecture, “Globalizing American Literature," will be held in HUMB 150 at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10th and is open to the public.
Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 - 5.00 p.m.
The Department of English is proud to present its annual student recognition event. Please join us at 5pm in the Globe Grand Lobby of the Mitchell Center as we announce our 2011/12 scholarship and award winners. USA Writer in Residence, Frye Gaillard, will deliver the keynote address, a 30-minute presentation on books that have made a difference in his life. Students, family, and friends are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 - 4.00 p.m.
The Department of English and the Department of Communication are proud to present literary historian and scholar Ralph Voss. Dr. Voss will be speaking on his new book, TRUMAN CAPOTE AND THE LEGACY OF IN COLD BLOOD, in the Library Auditorium at 4 pm.
Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 - 4.00 p.m.
On Thursday, February 2nd at 4:00 PM in the Library Auditorium, Dr. Jaro Kusnir, a visiting scholar in the USA Department of English, will give a presentation on Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men titled "The Western, or Good and Evil Reconsidered."  A reception for Dr. Kusnir will follow the presentation.  Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012 - 7.00 p.m.
On Wednesday, February 1st at 7.00pm in STOKES 1107, the USA Faculty-in-Residence Program and the Department of English are proud to present a screening of the Czech film Kolja, winner of the 1996 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Visiting Slovak scholar Dr. Jaroslav Kusnir, winner of the 2011-12 Hooker-Kubik Endowment Award, will briefly introduce the film and lead an informal discussion after the screening. Everyone is welcome.
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 - 6.00 p.m.
Dr. Sue Walker's Southern Renaissance class presents READERS’ THEATRE: THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD BY ZORA NEALE HURSTON. The reading begins at 6 pm on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 and is being held at Satori Coffee House. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011 - 3.00 p.m.
The English Honor Society (Sigma Tau Delta) and the English Department are co-sponsoring "Ten Things I Wish I'd Known about Being an English Major," a seminar preparing English majors and minors for academic and career success. This event will be held Wednesday, November 16th, from 3 to 5 pm in HUMB 160.
Thursday, Nov 3, 2011 - 6.30 p.m.
On Thursday, Nov. 3, the Departments of English and History are co-sponsoring a showing of "In the Path of the Storms," a documentary based on Frye Gaillard's book of the same title. Mike Letcher, who produced and directed the film, will introduce it and, along with Frye, answer questions after the showing. "In the Path of the Storms" tells the story of Bayou La Batre and other fishing villages on the Alabama Coast. This event will begin at 6:30 PM in HUMB 150.
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011 - 5.00 p.m.
Congratulations to Jesmyn Ward, Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Alabama, on the publication of her second novel, Salvage the Bones. Please join us at the book launch (featuring a reading and a signing) on October 11th at 5:00 PM in the main room of the USA Faculty Clubhouse.
Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 - 4.00 p.m.
The Department of English proudly presents the Ninth Annual Eugenie L. Hamner Lecture for the Graduate Program in English. Dr. Steven Trout, Professor and Chair of the Department of English, will deliver this year's lecture on Thursday, September 15th at 4:00 PM in the Library Auditorium. The event is open to the public and a reception will follow. Dr. Trout’s lecture is drawn from his recent book On the Battlefield of Memory: The First World War and American Rememberance, 1919-1941 (University of Alabama Press, 2010) and will focus on the work of Horace Pippin, an African-American painter who was severely wounded while serving in the famous "Harlem Hellfighters" regiment in World War I.
Wednesday, Dec 1, 2010 - 5.30 p.m.
The Stokes Center for Creative Writing, the Creative Writing Program, and the Department of English are proud to present an evening with Harper Lee Award winner Sena Jeter Naslund. On Wednesday, December 1st, a book signing will be held in the Library Auditorium from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. A reading will follow.
Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 - 7.30 p.m.
The Department of English proudly presents the Eighth Annual Eugenie L. Hamner Lecture for the Graduate Program in English. Ms. Carolyn Haines, Assistant Professor and Director of Fiction Writing in the Department of English, will deliver this year's lecture on Thursday, October 14th at 7:30 PM in the Library Auditorium. A reception will follow.
Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 - 6.00 p.m.
The Stokes Center for Creative Writing is proud to co-sponsor the upcoming Phi Kappa Phi lecture, featuring the eminent biologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author E.O. Wilson. Professor Emeritus at Harvard and Honorary Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Dr. Wilson will speak about his work and read from his forthcoming novel, Anthill. The event will be held in the Health Sciences Building Auditorium. A reception will follow.
Saturday, Mar 27, 2010 - 6.00 p.m.
We are proud to announce that Carolyn Haines, fiction coordinator and assistant professor of English at the University of South Alabama, has recently edited Delta Blues, a Mississippi blues-themed collection of crime/noir fiction. Please join us in Clarksdale, Mississippi on March 27th for a book-launching party hosted by Tyrus Books. The event will be held at the Ground Zero Blues Club, co-owned by Academy Award winner and Delta Blues contributor Morgan Freeman. Among the evening's highlights will be a 6 p.m. performance by the "Blue Muse Band," a musical ensemble comprised of contributors to the collection, including Carolyn Haines (on back-up vocals) and USA English student Alice Jackson (on the box). Sitting in with the band will be keyboardist Mike Utley, best known for his work with Jimmy Buffett and Aretha Franklin. The performance will be followed by a book signing. For more information, please visit www.deltabluescollection.com or www.carolynhaines.com.
Monday, Jan 18, 2010 - 7.00 p.m.
The Department of English is proud to co-sponsor The University of South Alabama 2010 MLK Day Observance, featuring an evening lecture with Dr. Charles Johnson. Dr. Johnson is an acclaimed author, screenwriter, critic, lecturer and professor, whose publications include Middle Passage, winner of the 1990 National Book Award. The event will be held at the Saenger Theater in downtown Mobile.
Friday, Nov 6, 2009 - 3.00 p.m.
The English Department welcomes Dr. Adam Cohen, Associate Professor of English at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and former faculty member in the USA English Department, for a presentation this Friday, November 6, 2009 at 3 p.m. in the Honors Building (Seamen's Bethel). Dr. Cohen's presentation, "The Wonders of Shakespeare," merges autobiography, including reflections living through serious illness, with his consideration of Shakespeare. A reception will follow.
Wednesday, Sep 23, 2009 - 3.30 p.m.
The Department of English proudly presents the Seventh Annual Eugenie L. Hamner Lecture for the Graduate Program in English. Dr. Cristopher Hollingsworth will present a lecture titled "Lewis Carroll and the Matter of Photography" on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at 3:30 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. A reception will follow.

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