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Creative Writing Program presents Keene reading

Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago
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The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program will present writer John Keene for a reading Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Museum of Art:

Keene is the author of the novel Annotations; the poetry collection Seismosis, a collaboration with artist Christopher Stackhouse; and the short fiction collection Counternarratives, which received the inaugural 2017 Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses in the United Kingdom, as well as a 2016 American Book Award and a 2016 Lannan Literary Award for fiction.

Counternarratives was one of two finalists for the 2016 William...

Poet and visual artist Will Alexander to visit UGA

Posted 1 month 1 day ago
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Poet, novelist, visual artist, philosopher, essayist, and pianist Will Alexander visitis UGA and will present a public reading of his creative work on Thursday, January 18 at 7 p.m. at Ciné:

Alexander was born in Los Angeles and received a B.A. from the University of California–Los Angeles. Alexander published his first poetry collection, Vertical Rainbow Climber (Jazz Press), in 1987. He went on to publish numerous books of poetry, including Kaleidoscopic Omniscience (Skylight Press, 2013), The Sri Lankan Loxodrome (New Directions, 2009), and Asia & Haiti (Sun & Moon Press...

Rasula wins MLA Matei Calinescu Prize

Posted 2 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...

Bringing Middle East history, discovery to the classroom

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
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As the Middle East expert in the history department, assistant professor Kevin Jones teaches a three-part survey on the region, a course on the Arab-Israel conflict and an Honors course on religion, nationalism and revolution. The combination reflects an ongoing scholarly journey that all began in Jones' earliest days of college:

"My first day as an undergraduate student was Sept. 11, 2001," Jones said. "The Middle East was in the news, and as an undergraduate I took some classes to try and better understand it."

A philosophy major at Wake Forest University, Jones gravitated...

Middle school students DIVE into art and poetry

Posted 7 months 3 weeks ago
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The Georgia Museum of Art's partnership with Camp DIVE has focused on art and poetry, with about two dozen middle-school students enrolled in the camp visiting the museum weekly through the month of June to make connections between visual art and creating their own literature:

Camp DIVE—which stands for discover, inquire, voice, and explore-provides local, underserved youth in Athens with a month-long free learning experience. This partnership among the Clarke County School District, the University of Georgia College of Education and the Athens-Clarke County community is meant to...

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