Dr. Hubbs talks about new book on the History of Literature podcast

Dr. Hubbs’s book Class, Whiteness, and Southern Literature is the topic of conversation on the latest (June 15, 2023) episode of the popular History of Literature podcast. You can listen to the episode here: https://www.historyofliterature.com/522-class-whiteness-and-southern-literature-with-jolene-hubbs-my-last-book-with-mark-cirino/

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Professor Morgan participated in a panel presentation with Selma Civil Rights Movement veterans

In late April, Professor Morgan participated in a panel presentation with Selma Civil Rights Movement veterans Joyce O’Neal and Dianne Harris at the Birmingham Public Library.  The panel was held in conjunction with the BPL’s exhibit of photographs by James “Spider” Martin, which chronicled the events surrounding the Selma to Montgomery March campaign—including “Bloody Sunday” and the eventual successful completion of the march.  The exhibit and panel were sponsored by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Alliance and organized by […]

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Dr. Hubbs’s book just out from Cambridge University Press

Dr. Hubbs’s book, Class, Whiteness, and Southern Literature, was published on December 15, 2022 by Cambridge University Press. Part of the Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture series, the book explores the role that representations of poor white people play in shaping both middle-class American identity and major American literary movements and genres across the long twentieth century.

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New Book From UA Professor Investigates Cross-Cultural Body Modification

Dr. Mairin Odle’s book, Under the Skin: Tattoos, Scalps, and the Contested Language of Bodies in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, Nov. 2022), looks at body modifications as signs of alliance or conflict in the interactions between Natives and newcomers in 17th and 18th-century North America.

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AMS major Kathryn Haynes releases debut EP

It’s a perennial question when everyone returns to the UA campus each fall: What did you do during the summer?  For AMS major Kathryn Haynes, her primary focus this summer was recording her debut record, a five-song EP titled This is Right Where.  A senior from Memphis, Tennessee, Haynes composed all of the songs herself and did the recording across a marathon five-day session in Nashville.  She thanks Michael Parsons for recording her demos, along with Andrew Isbell and Andrew Van […]

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