Creative Writing Concentration

"Every time I read Pride and Prejudice, I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone." - Mark Twain on Jane Austen

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Requirements for the Creative Writing Concentration

To major in English with a CONCENTRATION IN CREATIVE WRITING, all requirements above must be met.  Of the six English electives, however, at least five must be from the following: 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 497, 498 - See more at: http://www.omniupdate.com/servlet/OX/previewedit?site=www&path=%2Fcolleges%2Fartsandsci%2Fenglish%2Fundergrad%2Findex.pcf&local=false#sthash.gYsDqlCX.dpuf

Students who wish to Major in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing must complete all major requirements.  Of the six English electives that are required for the major, however, at least five must be from the following creative writing offerings:

  • EH 391 (Fiction Writing I)
  • EH 392 (Fiction Writing II)
  • EH 393 (Creative Nonfiction I)
  • EH 394 (Creative Nonfiction II)
  • EH 395 (Poetry Writing I)
  • EH 396 (Poetry Writing II)
  • EH 483 (Adv Fiction Writing I)
  • EH 484 (Adv Fiction Writing II)
  • EH 485 (Adv Poetry Writing I)
  • EH 486 (Adv Poetry Writing II)
  • EH 487 (Screen Writing I)
  • EH 488 (Screen Writing II)
  • EH 497 (Adv Creative Nonfiction I)
  • EH 498 (Adv Creative Nonfiction II)

Our Creative Writing Faculty


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Frye Gaillard | USA Writer in Residence

Specializes in Southern culture and history.

CB 128  |  460-7559 fgaillard@southalabama.edu


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Carolyn Haines | Assistant Professor

Fiction Coordinator.

HUMB 252  |  460-6147  |  carolynhaines56@gmail.com


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Mira Rosenthal | Assistant Professor

Director of Creative Writing. Specializes in contemporary American poetry, comparative literature, and literary translation.

HUMB 277 |  460-6149 mrosenthal@southalabama.edu 



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