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Rasula wins MLA Matei Calinescu Prize

Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago
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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 in 2016 in honor of Matei Calinescu, a Romanian poet and scholar who taught at Indiana University, Bloomington. The prize is one of eighteen...

Amazing Student: Lukas Woodyard

Posted 6 months 1 week ago
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International dramaturg while still just a junior, triple major Lukas Woodyard (theatre, English, comparative literature) shows why the A.B. degree is a key component of self-discovery for many UGA students:

At UGA, all my achievements and highlights involved my activities with the theatre department. I have been highly involved since I first stepped into this department. As a freshman, I was involved in a few productions such as UGA Theatre’s “Mrs. Packard” and Thalian Blackfriars’ “Middletown” and “Good Boys and True.” I became theatre ambassador in the same year as well and began...

Cherokee scholar to present AIR talk Sept. 21

Posted 8 months 1 week ago
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For the last 500 years, and particularly since they began to be displaced and removed from their ancestral homelands, members of Native American tribes of what is now the Southeastern United States have returned for ceremonial rites on the autumnal equinox in late September. The American Indian Returnings (AIR) series in the department of English celebrates and explores the cultural event:

Daniel Heath Justice, an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, will visit the University of Georgia as the featured speaker for the American Indian Returnings series in the English department...

Professor shares the cultural power of comic books

Posted 8 months 3 weeks ago
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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 literature:

PM: The gist of your work is quite straightforward, after the fact. Although we do have a number of comics http://www....

WIP brings elementary students to campus

Posted 11 months 3 weeks ago
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The Writing Intensive Program in the department of English is providing a set of transformative experiences for young students this summer, where the tangible benefts of writing well become their own reward:

The students from Cleveland Road Elementary School wove tall tales of unicorns and beds that transform into sports cars when they visited UGA recently.

Their fantasies could have tangible benefits in years to come, said Madison Garrett, a UGA senior and an intern in the UGA Department of English Writing Intensive Program, who has been working with the fourth- and fifth-...

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