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Department: English

Joseph StittJoseph Stitt

Instructor of English

Office:

Humanities Center 111

Contact Information:

Box 549030
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4859
Office Fax: 226-3089
E-mail: jstitt@bsc.edu

Brief Career Background:

Joseph Stitt has been teaching writing since 1995, with interludes working as an editor and writer for a humor web site (Hecklers Online) and as a consultant for an environmental startup (Greenthink.com).

Educational Background:

1993: B.A. (English & History) from the University of Alabama
1995: M.A. (English Literature) from the University of Alabama

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Creative writing
  • rhetoric and composition
  • informal logic
  • prosody
  • American literature
  • European literature
  • philosophy

Research Interests:

  • Wallace Stevens
  • Vladimir Nabokov
  • John Keats
  • Annie Dillard
  • W. H. Auden
  • Saul Bellow
  • Platonism
  • Thomas Aquinas
  • Robert Nozick
  • elections
  • twentieth-century world history
  • totalitarianism
  • ornithology.

Courses Taught:

EH 102 Introduction to Writing (1)
Techniques of expository prose. Prerequisite: placement by English faculty. Fall, Spring.

English 208 Intermediate Writing (1)
The development of intensive analytical skills, precise and extensive vocabulary, and consciousness of style. Prerequisite: EH 102 or placement by English faculty. Fall, Spring