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Department of English

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Alex Albright
Associate Professor

Office: Erwin 116
Phone: 252-328-4876

Alex Albright has edited three collections of poetry, including A. R. Ammons: The North Carolina Poems. He was editor of the North Carolina Literary Review, 1991-96 (MLA's Best New Journal,1994). He wrote and produced both the UNC-TV documentary Boogie in Black and White and "Coming into Freedom: the End of the Civil War in North Carolina," an outdoor musical drama starring Louise Anderson. His work has appeared in American Film Review, Black Film Review, Living Blues, and the anthologies Good Country People, Kerouac at the Wild Boar, and Dream Garden: The Poetic Vision of Fred Chappell.

B.A. UNC-Chapel Hill
M.F.A. UNC-Greensboro

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Creative Nonfiction
Contemporary Publishing
Southern Culture (esp. literature, foods, music)
North Carolina Writers
Beat Generation and Black Mountain College
Early African-American Vaudeville, Film, and Music
Music (esp. early jazz, blues, and ragtime)
Circus History

Courses Taught
5860: Advanced Nonfiction Writing
3860: Intro to Nonfiction Writing
2200: Major American Writers
2000: Interpreting Literature
1100: Composition

Website Links

Graduate Creative Writing Program