English Events

Remembering Americais War in Vietnam

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:00AM to 4:00PM

The Center for the Study of War and Memory is hosting an interdisciplinary symposium in Seaman's Bethel Hall titled "Remembering America's War in Vietnam, 1965-2015." Andrew Wiest, Distinguished Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, will deliver the keynote address. Other speakers include Frye Gaillard, Steven Trout, and Elizabeth Rivenbark.

Remembering Americais War in Vietnam - Screening

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 7:00PM

As part of the symposium "Remembering America's War in Vietnam, 1965-2015," the Center for the Study of War and Memory will be screening the Errol Morris film The Fog of War:  Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) in the Marx Library Auditorium.  A panel discussion and Q&A with Vietnam veterans will follow.

Cloyd Cover

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Center for the Study of War and Memory is hosting a symposium in the Bethel Hall titled "The Civil War in History and Memory, 1895-2015." Benjamin Cloyd, author of Haunted by Atrocity: Civil War Prisons in American Memory, will be the keynote speaker. Other speakers include Frye Gaillard, Mel McKiven, Elizabeth Rivenbark, and Carol Ellis.

Cayouette headshot

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 4:00PM

The English Department's annual Student Recognition Banquet will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Actor Laura Cayouette (English MA, '88) will deliver the banquet's keynote address.

2014 Hamner Lecture

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:00PM

USA Writer-in-Residence Frye Gaillard will deliver the twelfth Eugenie L. Hamner Lecture for the Graduate Program in English on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  Prof. Gaillard’s talk, "Journey to the Wilderness," will be held at 4pm in the Marx Library Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public.

2014 DeChant

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:00PM / 7:00PM

Award-winning Nashville songwriter Anne E. DeChant will visit USA on Thursday, Oct. 30, appearing at two events sponsored by the Common Read and Gender Studies programs. At 4 p.m., DeChant will join USA Writer-in-Residence Frye Gaillard at the Marx Library Auditorium for a discussion of "Story-Telling Through Song." The discussion will followed by a 7 p.m. acoustic concert at Satori Coffee House. Both events are free.

WWI Poster

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 2:00PM

Please join Dr. John H. Morrow, Jr. (University of Georgia) and USA faculty members Susan McCready, Dan Rogers, and Steven Trout for a panel discussion in the Marx Library Auditorium.  "The First World War:  100 Years After" will explore the impact of WWI on 20th-century history.  USA Writer-in-Residence Frye Gaillard will moderate.  Everyone is welcome.

Morrow Bookcover

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 7:00PM

Dr. John H. Morrow, Jr. (University of Georgia) will discuss his latest book, The Harlem Rattlers and the First World War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality (2014).  A signing will follow the presentation.  The event will be held at the Marx Library Auditorium.  Everyone is welcome.

Gaillard Headshot

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:30PM

Writer-in-Residence Frye Gaillard hosts an evening of readings and song featuring author and syndicated columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson and acclaimed Nashville songwriters Davis Raines and Pamela Jackson. This free event begins at 6:30 at the West Regional Branch of the Mobile Public Library.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 1:30PM

Professor Hong Pan, the Chair of the Foreign Languages Department at Fuzhou University Zhicheng College, will give a presentation on the Victorian novelist Rider Haggard.  This event will be held in the Arts and Sciences Dean's Conference Room (HUMB 122).


Monday, April 14, 2014 - 7:00PM

The Stokes Center for Creative Writing presents a reading by Bill Tremblay, award-winning author, poet, and founder of the Colorado Review.  The event will be held at the University of South Alabama Faculty Club, and will begin at 7pm.  Everyone is welcome.

Past Events

The English department has sponsored an impressive roster of writers as speakers at USA, including Charles Bernstein, Marjorie Perloff, Hank Lazer, Jeanie Thompson, Sandra Gilbert, Jack Coulehan, Margaret Drabble, Margaret Atwood, Marge Piercy, Jack Gilbert, Andre Dubus, Vivian Shipley, Richard Moore, Virginia Spencer Carr, Wade Hall, W. D. Snodgrass, Diane Waikowski, Mike Shugrue, Tom Franklin, Brewster Milton Robertson, Robert Morgan, and Eugene Walter.

African American Studies has also helped bring an impressive range of speakers to campus, including Michael Eric Dyson, Charles Johnson, Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni, Alex Haley, Cornel West, Juan Williams, Priscilla Cooper, Wallace Terry, Albert Murray, Maulana Karenga, Constance Baker Motley, Tony Brown, Mary Frances Berry, Ted Joans, Michel Fabre, Rosemary Braziel Butler, Trudier Harris, and Clifton Taulbert.