literature

Rasula wins MLA Matei Calinescu Prize

Posted 1 week 2 days 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...

Call for fellowship applications: Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies

Posted 2 weeks 3 days ago
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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 support by the Max Kade Foundation. 

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The one-week seminar will take place in Berlin and feature distinguished speakers with...

Cherokee scholar to present AIR talk Sept. 21

Posted 2 months 3 weeks 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 3 months 2 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 8 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,...

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