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Recent News

The English Department is pleased to welcome Johnny Payne to the faculty.  Professor Payne is a Kentucky native, a novelist , poet and playwright.  His novels include Kentuckian, Second Chance, the Irish epic Silver Dagger, and most recently, La muerte de Papi, his first novel written in Spanish.  His teaching philosophy can be summed up by the phrases "compassionate rigor" and "planned spontaneity."  He is partial to multimedia and has taught a number of courses online.

Professor Sean Hill is a finalist in the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association Awards for his recent poetry book, Dangerous Goods.  The Midwest Independent Booksellers Association advances the success of independent bookstores, fosters partnerships that create a strong bookselling and publishing community, and celebrates the vital literary culture of their region.

MIBA is a regional nonprofit trade association established in 1981 to promote retail bookselling and support independent booksellers throughout our region. Their members include locally owned and operated independent bookstores; book publishers, distributors, reps, and vendors who do business with their bookstores; and other individuals and businesses allied to the book industry, such as media, librarians, and teachers. With over 225 members, including nearly 200 bookstores, we represent a substantial portion of the region. Their member states include Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Additional member stores are in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. - See more at: http://midwestbooksellers.org/about-miba/#sthash.FIgEgYXt.dpuf

Dr. Gerri Brightwell, Associate Professor of English, has just had her short story "The Billet" accepted by Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction.

Ryan Bateman, MFA graduate student, just had a piece of flash fiction published in the online journal Monkeybicycle.

The following people have been awarded grants from the College of Liberal Arts Collaborative Arts Council:

Sean Hill, Assistant Professor of English, and Nathan Hokenson, Academic Advisor for UAF Student Support Services for their proposal "UAF Broadsided".

Sarah Stanley, Assistant Professor of English, for her proposal "Digital Storytelling for Science Education".

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Eric Parker and Heather Warren, MFA graduate students, for their proposal "Geologic Processes".

Latest Updates:

Dr. Chris Coffman, Associate Professor of English, recently published an article entitled "The Migrating Look: Visual Economies of Queer Desire in The Book of Salt" in Texas Studies in Literature and Language 56.2 (Summer 2014). 

Spring 2015 Course Discriptions

Upcoming English Dept. Courses

Please keep checking this space for the Spring 2015 course discriptions.


For more information see catalog or contact: Rich Carr, Chair, English Department, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757500 | Fairbanks, AK 99775 | (907) 474-6361 | email: rscarr@alaska.edu

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