literature

Cherokee scholar to present AIR talk Sept. 21

Posted 1 month 2 days 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 1 month 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....

Digital Humanities: the power of the computer

Posted 6 months 1 week ago
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When Emily McGinn became the first Digital Humanities coordinator at UGA, one of her first tasks was introducing people to the concept of digital humanities and their implications for faculty research and teaching across the entire campus:

"Digital humanities involves using the power of the computer to aggregate humanities information. So, for instance, instead of reading one book, you can read 1,000 books at once," McGinn said. "It enables humanities scholars to ask different research questions about the material they're studying. I wouldn't be able to ask my own brain if I read 1,...

TEDxUGA 2017: Ideas Worth Spreading

Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago
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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 well the decision to hold the event in it’s biggest venue yet--the Classic Center.

The afternoon consisted of presenters giving talks...

Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding Colm Toibin

Posted 7 months 1 week ago
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The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the FRanklin College welcome Irish writer Colm Toibin to UGA as the second annual Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding March 15-17:

Toibin is a prize-winning novelist, short-story writer, dramatist and critic whose works have been translated into more than 30 languages. He is the author of the acclaimed novels The Master and Brooklyn, a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and a contributing editor at the London Review of Books.

The first public event of Toibin's visit will be a March 15 screening of the...

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