Global Georgia, Craige Lecture: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Posted 2 weeks 3 days ago

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 refugees in 1975. He earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Berkeley before accepting a teaching...

Memorial for Judith Ortiz Cofer

Posted 1 month 3 days ago

The university community will have the opportunity to pay their respects and celebrate the life of retired Regents Professor of English and creative writing Judith Ortiz Cofer, who passed away on Dec. 30. The memorial service will be held Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel followed by a reception in Demosthenian Hall. 

"Judith Cofer was a highly intelligent and gifted human being who brought her love of family and her experience as a native born-Puerto Rican and long-time citizen of Georgia to bear in her poems, essays, and fiction," said Hugh Ruppersburg, professor emeritus of English...

Searching for Sequoyah

Posted 2 months 1 week ago

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 perfected his syllabary, a symbol set with one character for each syllable in the language—86 of them. He went to the home of his cousin...

The Classic, fall 2016 issue

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
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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. 

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Engaging the public with art

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

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 Davidson: Silent Testimony, 2015, were two landmark exhibitions demonstrating the Ulster Museum’s ongoing commitment to helping the public explore...