Dr. Jolene Hubbs and Byrd McDaniel, MA ’13
Congratulations to Byrd McDaniel, AMS MA ’13, on being awarded the 2012-2013 University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences “Outstanding Research by a Master’s Student Award.” He is pictured here with his mentor, Dr. Jolene Hubbs.
McDaniel’s work has been published in:
- Criterion: An annual journal dedicated to publishing literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master’s students
- Explicator: A quarterly journal that publishes brief text-based critical analyses of literary works that are frequently anthologized and studied in college classrooms
- NeoAmericanist: An interdisciplinary online student journal for the study of America
McDaniel will continue his studies at Brown University, working on a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology.
Summer and Fall 2013 American Studies Course flyers
Interim-Summer 13 Flyer
AMS 300-400 Level Courses Fall 2013
AMS 100-200 Level Courses Fall 2013
If you are interested in joining American Studies at UA:
-Undergraduates thinking about majoring or minoring in American Studies contact Dr. Jeff Melton
-If you are interested in pursing an M.A. in American Studies, contact Dr. Michael Innis-Jiménez
Tuscaloosa News Q&A with AMS MA Heather Roberts
Two new 1 hour 100 level American Studies Courses are still registering for this semester!
Reagan’s Cold War second section
The Meaning of Mashups 102-002
Congratulations to Vivian Lee Givhan, a former undergraduate student in Dr. Jolene Hubbs’s Fictions of American Identity course, on the publication of her article published in a top journal! See the announcement of her publication by the UA College of Arts and Sciences’s Desktop News (scroll down to the bottom of the page).
Congratulations Ryan Martin
Article Announcing Dr. Salem’s Death
It is with great sadness that the Department of American Studies notes the sudden and unexpected passing of our long-time colleague and Chair, Dr. James Salem on Friday, July 6, 2012. Jim served as a faculty member, nurturing generations of students and winning numerous teaching awards, for 43 years. For over 25 of those years he also served as Chair of the Department of American Studies, developing a nationally known program for which he won the American Studies Association’s Marie C. Turpie Award in 2007. He shared his love of American culture and music in numerous publications, particularly his award-winning book, The Late Great Johnny Ace and the Transition from R & B to Rock ‘N’ Roll.
Final arrangements are being handled by Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 2200 Skyland Blvd, Tuscaloosa. Viewing will be at 10 am, Tuesday, July 10th, with services to follow at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the American Studies Jim Salem Memorial Scholarship, University of Alabama. Contributions and condolences may be sent to the Department of American Studies, P O Box 870214, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0214.
Watch Dr. Salem’s 2008 lecture titled Bye Bye Miss American Pie. He gave this lecture as part of UA Graduate School’s “Last Lecture Series,” an honor bestowed by the UA student body.
Dr. Salem and Dr Gladney at last year’s AMS 50th birthday celebration..