The English Department at UAF is the oldest in the state and one of the largest departments in the College of Liberal Arts. Our faculty's emphasis on the creation and critical analysis of literature and on the importance of good writing makes our contribution to the college's liberal arts mission unique.
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
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".
Eric Parker and Heather Warren, MFA graduate students, for their proposal "Geologic Processes".
Latest Updates Fall 2014:
Professor Jennifer Schell just published an article entitled, "We Account the Whale Immortal': Fantasies of Ecological Abundance and Discourses of Extinction in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick" in the book Critical Insights: Moby-Dick."
Professor James Ruppert recently published an article entitled "Native Literatures of Alaska" in The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature edited by James Cox for Oxford University Press.
recently published an article entitled "Native Literatures of Alaska" in The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature edited by James Cox for Oxford University Press.
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).