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UA English Department Hosts Poetry Lecture

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Dr. Jahan Ramazani, the Edgar F. Shannon professor of English at the University of Virginia, will give a public lecture titled “Poetry’s Dialogue with Its Others” at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in room 208 of Gordon Palmer Hall on The University of Alabama campus. The UA English department is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to students, faculty and staff. A reception will follow the lecture.

Ramazani is a distinguished and frequently published author and editor who has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEH Fellowship, a Rhodes Scholarship, the MLA’s William Ridley Parker Prize and the Thomas Jefferson Award, the University of Virginia’s highest honor.

For more information, contact Dr. Albert Pionke,, or Dr. Emily O. Wittman,

The department of English is part of UA’s College of Arts and Sciences, the University’s largest division and the largest liberal arts college in the state. Students from the College have won numerous national awards including Rhodes Scholarships, Goldwater Scholarships and memberships on the USA Today Academic All American Team.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.