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Tue, 11/09/2021 - 11:53am
Art speaks truth in a way that history cannot. Integrating images with text, the graphic novel can illustrate an extremely personal point-of-view. Not only can it convey the internal dialogue of the work’s characters, but it can also deliver a visceral gut-punch with an image or the absence of one. Esra Mirze Santesso, associate professor of English in the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, wasn’t always a critic and educator of graphic…
Tue, 10/26/2021 - 10:51am
The Native American leader and scholar of the Cherokee Nation, Sequoyah (ᏍᏏᏉᏯ Ssiquoya) completed his independent creation of the Cherokee syllabary in 1821, making reading and writing in Cherokee possible. His achievement was one of the few times in recorded history that a member of a pre-literate people created an original, effective writing system, and his syllabary allowed the Cherokee nation to be one of the first North American Indigenous…
Tue, 08/25/2020 - 10:13am
UGA Eidson Chair of American Literature LeAnne Howe (Choctaw) has coedited WHEN THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD WAS SUBDUED, OUR SONGS CAME THROUGH: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, the first comprehensive collection of Native poetry. The collection, which gathers work from the seventeenth century to the present, representing more than 160 poets from 91 indigenous nations, is available from W. W. Norton & Company August 25, 2020: This…
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 3:03pm
Franklin College faculty member Berna Gueneli brings a strong sense for study abroad—and broad study—to her classroom and her research: “Most of my classes are not strictly on film or literature. They are a combination of various media, often with a thematic focus,” she said. “I try to bring in already established canonical voices, like a text by Thomas Mann or Günter Grass, but in the same class, I might also have equally important work by Afro…
Fri, 10/18/2019 - 2:31pm
The extraordinary treasure that is the University of Georgia libraries has a new digital access partnership with Google Books to digitize about 120,000 of the Libraries’ 4.5 million volumes: Through a new partnership with Google, about 120,000 of the Libraries’ 4.5 million volumes will be digitized, allowing further access to literary, historic, scientific and reference books and journals through UGA’s library catalog as well as one of the…
Tue, 08/06/2019 - 2:24pm
One of the most important writers who has ever lived or written, Toni Morrison passed away today at the age of 88. We spoke with professor of English Barbara McCaskill to help articulate the contributions to world literature of this American giant of letters and culture. “Toni Morrison has made a phenomenal contribution to American and world literature because of how she has told the story of African American history and culture, literally from…
Tue, 07/09/2019 - 11:53am
Military historian and professor of history John H. Morrow, Jr. is the 13th recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing:   The Pritzker Literature Award—which includes a gold medallion, citation, and $100,000 honorarium—recognizes and honors the contributions of a living author for a body of work dedicated to enriching the understanding of military history and affairs.…
Tue, 10/30/2018 - 10:56am
Mary Shelley practically invented the horror genre two hundred years ago with "Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus," when she was eighteen years old, relaying her personal tragedy into a horror story for the ages: She didn’t put her name on her book—she published “Frankenstein” anonymously, in 1818, not least out of a concern that she might lose custody of her children—and she didn’t give her monster a name, either. “This anonymous…
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:16pm
Eidson Distinguished Professor of American Literature in the department of English LeAnne Howe is a featured writer in Literary Hub's series "New Poetry by Indigenous Women," curated by Natalie Diaz. According to the editor: "This feature of indigenous women is meant to ... offer myriad ways of “poetic” and linguistic experience—a journey through or across memory, or imagination, across pain or joy or the impossibility of each, across our bodies…
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 9:56am
One of the many reasons we love the symbiotic relations between town and gown, music and the university go together like UGA and Athens, GA and there is no better example than ATHfest: AthFest is a multi-day music and arts festival in downtown Athens, GA that showcases local, regional, and national musical talent. The festival includes three outdoor stages, an artist market, a two-night Club Crawl in more than 10 venues, and a three-day KidsFest…

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