Mapping the Tide

Mapping the Tide is a project created and curated by Dr. Amber Buck and CRES students from the EN 639: Spatial Rhetorics course at the University of Alabama in Fall 2016. For this course, graduate students chose an aspect of a marginalized University of Alabama history/experience to research throughout the semester. Each student created a digital map using Google Maps to tell a story of campus history spatially and developed an interactive experience using augmented reality software in order to tell the story through geolocated, space-based media.

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Literary Landscapes

The literary movements and periods featured on this site represent the broad spectrum of American literature after the Civil War. For each category, students in two sections of Honors American Literature have provided an introduction to the period, biographical information about several authors important to the period, and some contextual historical information to help viewers better understand the literature of the period––the broader “literary landscape.”

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Crimson Fried

Crimson Fried is a student-authored forum for delicious recipes and contemporary food-related discourse. Contributors are currently participating in an Advanced Studies in Writing seminar at the University of Alabama, entitled “Discourses of Food: Growing, Cooking, Consuming,” taught by Prof. Lauren S. Cardon. The Crimson Fried website houses student-tested recipes, local restaurant reviews, and charming food-related anecdotes.

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Dirt Poor

Dr. Karen Gardiner’s EN 455 (Advanced Studies in Writing) course has students recovering family stories from the Great Depression, contextualizing the person they study into their historical and cultural context, and then writing essays that convey that information to a wider audience. The class website maps these stories, as well as archiving the essays the students crafted about their family members to serve as an archive of their lives during the Great Depression.

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Digitizing The Marginalia of John Stuart Mill

This project is being conducted in partnership with the Special Collections division of the Library of Somerville College, Oxford, which houses the library of John Stuart Mill and his father, James Mill. We are working together to create a multi-faceted open access digital resource showcasing the manuscript marginalia written in texts by both J. S. Mill and his father, enabling researchers and students to read these alongside scholarly writing about these materials. The website will also furnish researchers with a suite of supporting materials giving context to the marginalia, and more broadly the rest of Mill’s holdings.

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