literature

Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding Colm Toibin

Posted 1 week 3 days 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...

Global Georgia, Craige Lecture: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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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 4 weeks ago
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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 3 months 1 week ago
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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 4 months 1 week 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. 

Check it out.

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