Faculty News


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Congratulations to Carolyn Haines, assistant professor of English at the University of South Alabama, whose novella "Guru Bones" is part of the eBundle Killer Tails.  The collection recently debuted at #44 on the USA Today bestseller list.


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Congratulations to Dr. Annmarie Guzy, associate professor of English, who has been named a Fellow of the National Collegiate Honors Council in recognition of her outstanding contributions to honors education.  Read more.


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Congratulations to Dr. Larry Beason, who has been promoted to the rank of full professor.


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Congratulations to Dr. Cris Hollingsworth, Associate Professor of English, who has been chosen to participate in the Active Learning Initiative at South Alabama (ALISA).


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Congratulations to Dr. Richard Hillyer, Associate Professor of English at the University of South Alabama, who has been awarded a sabbatical for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Dr. Hillyer will spend his sabbatical semester (Spring 2016) working on his current book, Descartes's Dagger: Poetry and Science as Mortal Enemies.


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Congratulations to Dr. Pat Cesarini, Associate Professor of English at the University of South Alabama, who has been awarded a sabbatical for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Dr. Cesarini will spend his sabbatical semester (Fall 2015) working on a study of Herman Melville and the tradition of Virgil's Georgics.


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Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Amare, who has been promoted to the rank of full professor.


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Congratulations to Carolyn Haines, Assistant Professor of English and Fiction Coordinator at the University of South Alabama, who has been awarded a sabbatical for the 2014-2015 academic year. 


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Congratulations to Dr. Justin St. Clair, Associate Professor of English at the University of South Alabama, who has been awarded a sabbatical for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Dr. St. Clair will spend his sabbatical working on a cultural history of soundtracked fiction, tentatively titled Musical Transmedia: Soundtracked Fiction from Bubble Books to Booktrack.


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Congratulations to Dr. Richard Hillyer, Associate Professor of English at the University of South Alabama, on the publication of his third monograph, Divided between Carelessness and Care: A Cultural History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).  More information is available here.


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Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Amare, Associate Professor of English at the University of South Alabama, whose book A Unified Theory of Information Design:  Visuals, Text, and Ethics (coauthored with Alan Manning) was just published by Baywood.  More information is available here.


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Congratulations to Carolyn Haines (writing as R. B. Chesterton), whose novel The Darkling was just published by Pegasus.  More information is available here.


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Congratulations to Dr. Justin St. Clair, Associate Professor of English at the University of South Alabama, whose book Sound and Aural Media in Postmodern Literature: Novel Listening was just published by Routledge.  More information is available here.


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Congratulations to Dr. Annmarie Guzy, who has been selected by Faculty Senate as one of the top 50 faculty members at USA (1963-2013).  She will be formally honored as an Outstanding USA Faculty Member during the university's 50th Anniversary celebration on May 3, 2013.


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Congratulations to Dr. Sue Walker, who is the recipient of the 2013 Eugene Current-Garcia Award for Distinction in Literary Scholarship.  This award, created by the Alabama College English Teachers Association, recognizes a scholar who has made major and sustained contributions to literary study in the state of Alabama.  Dr. Walker will officially  receive the award at the Alabama Writers Symposium in Monroeville, Alabama, which takes place April 25-27, 2013.


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Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Raczkowski, Associate Professor of English at the University of South Alabama, who has been awarded a sabbatical for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Chris will be on leave in the spring of 2014.