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…
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Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:18am
The Modern Language Association of America announced its second annual Matei Calinescu Prize for a distinguished work of scholarship in twentieth- or twentieth-first-century literature and thought. The winner is Jed Rasula, Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor in the UGA department of English, for his book History of a Shiver: The Sublime Impudence of Modernism, published by Oxford University Press. The Matei Calinescu Prize was established…
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Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:55am
The Franklin College and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts invite applications for fellowships as part of a new professional development initiative, the Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies: The seminar is open to advanced PhD students and faculty of all ranks and from all disciplines at the University of Georgia. It is a joint initiative in partnership with the University of Notre Dame and made possible through generous…
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Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:46pm
Justice is professor in First Nations and Indigenous Studies in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, with a cross-appointment in English, at the University of British Columbia. He is author of Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History and numerous essays in the field of indigenous literary studies, as well as co-editor of a number of critical and creative anthologies and journals. The richness of American cultural…
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Wed, 08/30/2017 - 2:18pm
Associate professor of English Christopher Pizzino specializes in contemporary American literature, with teaching and research interests that include comics and graphic narratives, science fiction and theory of the novel. His book Arresting Development: Comics at the Boundaries of Literature was published by the University of Texas Press in 2016. In this recent interview about the book, he digresses on the question of whether comics are serious…
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Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:03am
Digital humanities at UGA recently received a boost among faculty when it became eligible for the Study in a Second Discipline fellowship from the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The impetus was largely due, McGinn said, to a push by Roxanne Eberle, an associate professor of English in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. McGinn is currently working with Eberle each week on a project analyzing the…
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Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:48am
Franklin's Jessica Luton attended the recent TEDxUGA event and shares the story: This past Friday, the Athens and UGA community had an opportunity to listen to some “ideas worth spreading” via the local TED Talk affiliated program known as TEDxUGA. The event, which began in 2013, drew its biggest crowd ever, with over 1000 people in attendance. The growth of this event can be attributed to dynamic organizers and presenters year after year, as…
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Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:43am
On March 16 at 3:30 p.m., Toibin will give a reading and talk in the Chapel titled "Staying Home, Leaving Home: Ireland and America," followed by a book signing event at Avid Bookshop on Prince Avenue at 6 p.m. On March 17 at 7 p.m., Toibin will have a public conversation in the Seney-Stovall Chapel with Irish writer and editor Fintan O'Toole, followed by a special St. Patrick's Day performance by singer Iarla O Lionaird. Several opportunities…
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Thu, 02/09/2017 - 11:15am
Winner of a Pulitzer Prize for his 2015 novel The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen will visit UGA for a Feb. 13 talk as part of the Signature Lecture series and the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative speaker series. Nguyen’s Feb. 13 Global Georgia talk is presented as the department of comparative literature’s annual Betty Jean Craige Lecture.  Born in Ban Me Thuot, Viet Nam in 1971, Nguyen and his family came to the United States as…
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Thu, 12/15/2016 - 11:41am
Research, history, literature and culture converge in a new film project that includes LeAnne Howe – Eidson Distinguished Professor in the department of English - as writer and producer. Searching for Sequoyah: In 1808, Sequoyah began working on a system to write the Cherokee language. He worked in secret. Some people thought he was crazy. Others thought he must be practicing sorcery, threading sounds on an invisible symbol. Finally, in 1821, he…
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Mon, 11/14/2016 - 10:48am
The Writing Intensive Program is proud to announce the release of Challenge, Volume 1, Issue 2 of The Classic. The undergraduate writers published in this issue have worked with a team of dedicated graduate student editors to revise their manuscripts and prepare them for publication. We hope you'll take the time to read the issue and help us celebrate the writing students are doing beyond the classroom.  Check it out.
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Wed, 11/09/2016 - 11:22am
As we get more acquainted with the Irish craft of understatement, Kim Mawhinney, Head of Art at the Ulster Museum, Belfast, visits campus Thursday Nov. 10  to deliver her lecture, “‘Art Can Tread Where Words and Politics Often Can’t’: Curating the Troubles Legacy” [The lecture] examines the challenges and consequences of using art to engage the public with the legacy of Northern Ireland’s recent past. Art of the Troubles, 2014, and Colin…
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Mon, 10/03/2016 - 10:06am
"I've always loved teaching and language, so the university was a natural path for me," Rodrigues said. "I feel a perfect connection with students that is so much more than just being in the classroom and doing research." As campus communicators, we get to spend time with the most impressive people you'd ever hope to meet. Dr. Rodrigues fits this bill and more, and her passion for the humanities makes her one of the crucial expert voices on the…
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Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:55am
The Creative Writing Program presents its yearly faculty reading, tonight from 7 – 9 p.m. at Cine in downtown Athens. This widely-published and award winning group of writers and scholars include LeAnne Howe, Reginald McKnight, Ed Pavlić, Jed Rasula, Andrew Zawacki, and Magdalena Zurawski. Faculty members will read from current or past creative projects, representing diverse genres and aesthetics. Great authors with great books, stirring…
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Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:39am
Writer and translator Assaf Gavron will deliver the 2016 Betty Jean Craige Lecture on Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. Gavron's lecture, “The Hilltop: An Israeli Author’s Perspective," is free and open to the public: [Gavron] grew up in Jerusalem, studied in London and Vancouver, and lives in Tel Aviv. He has published five novels, a collection of stories, and a collection of Jerusalem falafel reviews. Among the numerous international awards he…
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Fri, 12/18/2015 - 11:20am
Spoiler alert: No spoilers herein about the new film whatsoever. A 40-year-old essay with nearly 9,000 citations on Google scholar is the focus of a series of articles in the Chronicle of Higher Ed that, taken together, present an affirmative case for the humanities, and for understanding how popular art reflects our mores can introduce fascinating revelations that support positive individual and societal change: 40 years later, "Visual Pleasure…
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Mon, 12/14/2015 - 10:50am
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE now enjoys a new adventure in classical Latin, courtesy of Franklin Professor of Classics Emeritus, Rick LaFleur. The new first-ever translation into Latin of the beloved book by LaFleur, UBI FERA SUNT was published by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc. in December 2015. LaFleur will hold a book signing on Wednesday Dec. 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Avid Bookshop in Athens. The lively translation faithfully recasts Sendak…
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Mon, 10/26/2015 - 1:07pm
Similar to how the world was grieving and in shock after 9/11, many of the public records after Lincoln's death presented a nation in mourning, Hodes said, but individual feelings and reactions varied.  And religion professor Derrick Lemons recently hosted the mini-conference "Theologically-Engaged Anthropology:" Along with Lemons, the scholars met Sept. 20-22 in Atlanta to discuss what theology could contribute to cultural anthropology and…
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Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:22am
One of America's greatest writers is now the focus of an annual, peer-reviewed journal that brings together a wide array of critical and creative work on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin: In addition to these cutting-edge contributions, each issue contains a review of recent Baldwin scholarship and an award-winning graduate student essay. The James Baldwin Review publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin;…
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Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:32am
Today at 3:30 pm in the Chapel, UGA welcomes Pulitzer Prize-wining American novelist Alice Walker to campus for the Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding Lecture: Walker will hold public speaking events on and off the UGA campus, as well as participate in more personal interactions with students and faculty during her visit. The Delta Visiting Chair, established by the Willson Center through the support of the Delta Air Lines Foundation…
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Thu, 09/10/2015 - 10:26am
Professor of English and creative writing Ed Pavlić presents a wonderful meditation on Serena Williams today on Africa Is A Country: If craft—as opposed to mechanical technique—bears some similarity to style—as opposed to the vanity of surfaces, of disguises—then, possibly, it, too, exists in an inverse relationship to “make believe.” We’ll come back to the “make believe” connection at the end. For now, let’s imagine that to develop a craft…
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Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:37am
The Willson Center announced that the great Alice Walker will visit UGA in the fall, as the inaugural Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding Oct. 14-15: Walker is the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her 1982 novel "The Color Purple," which also earned a National Book Award. She has written six other novels, four collections of short stories, four children's books and volumes of essays and poetry. Her…
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Wed, 06/10/2015 - 10:31am
Those are two very different entities, and I'm not sure how they're both feeling. Lately in interviews I've started saying nice things about Spotify because they’re not the biggest problem for artists. The biggest problem is YouTube, and all the the user-generated, unwrangled content. If you’re the Universal Music Group, you have content ID systems and dedicated anti-piracy teams that help make sure your streams are getting counted and that you…
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