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The Chambered Nautilus is a production of the Department of English at The University of Alabama.

“Going to Bat for Writers: An Interview with Melinda Fields” By Shanti Weiland

“Michelle Dowd: New Director of the Hudson Strode Program” By Chris Koester

“Cassie Smith’s New Book: Black Africans in the British Imagination” By Tasha Coryell

“Shanti Weiland’s Sister Nun and the Zen of Typing” By Van Newell

“Report: English Major Recruitment Task Force” By Deborah Weiss

“Report: Diversity Committee Achievements” By Cassie Smith

Dr. Shanti Weiland

Assistant Editors:
Dr. Sarah Cantrell
Van Newell, MFA

For information on contributions or donations to the Department of English, please contact Professor Joel Brouwer ( or visit:

If you are a UA English Alum with a success story, please contact Dr. Shanti Weiland ( We want to publish your story!

Departmental Contact Information:
The University of Alabama
Department of English
Box 870244
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244
Phone: (205) 348-5065
Fax: (205) 348-1388


Photo Credit: Shanti Weiland



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