Department of English

Reading: Will Alexander

Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English Jed Rasula is pleased to present poet Will Alexander for a reading.  This event is possible thanks to a Willson Center Short-Term Visiting Fellowship and support from the Creative Writing Program. 

Reading: Rodney Morales

The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program is pleased to present writer Rodney Morales for a reading at Ciné (234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601).  Morales’ latest novel, For A Song, is forthcoming from the University of Hawai'i Press.  He is also the author of When the Shark Bites, a novel, and The Speed of Darkness, a short story collection.

James Chandler, "The Opium Connection: De Quincey, Dickens, and D.W. Griffith"

Please join us for a Joint Seminar of the Georgia Colloquium in Eighteenth & Nineteenth-Century British Literature and The Interdisciplinary Modernism/s Workshop, with James Chandler, Willson Center Distinguished Lecturer. We will pre-circulate Professor Chandler's paper; those interested in receiving access to the paper, please contact Alex Edwards at

Reading: Kiese Laymon

The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program is pleased to present writer Kiese Laymon for a reading at Ciné (234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601). This event is made possible with generous support from the UGA Parents & Families Leadership Council.

Reading: Dean Rader

LeAnne Howe, Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature at the University of Georgia, in conjunction with the Creative Writing Program, presents a reading by writer and poet Dean Rader. Rader has published widely in the fields of poetry, American Indian studies, and popular culture. His newest collection of poems, Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. For more on Rader, visit:

Reading: Gabrielle Fuente and Magdalena Zurawski

Coinciding with UGA’s 2016 Spotlight on the Arts celebration, the Creative Writing Program is hosting a reading featuring one current Ph.D. student and one faculty member. Doctoral candidate Gabrielle Fuente’s first novel, The Sleeping World, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster. Faculty member Magdalena Zurawski’s poetry collection Companion Animal was awarded the 2016 Norma Farber First Book Award by the Poetry Society of America.

Symposium: Textual Afterlives

Symposium on the Book: Textual Afterlives, Day 2

9:30-11 a.m.: Faculty panel featuring talks by Mario Erasmo (Classics) on Arcadia, Cynthia Turner Camp (English) on teaching in the Archives, and Miriam Jacobson (English) on Renaissance editions of Ovid.

11-11:30 a.m.: Coffee Break
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Rare Books Workshop 

All events are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: English, Department of, Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
Contact: Miriam Jacobson 

Barbara Methvin Lecture

LloydPrattBook.jpgThe fourth annual Barbara Methvin Lecture will be given by Lloyd Pratt, a professor at Oxford University. Pratt's topic is "A Woman Reading Emerson in the American South." Pratt is an expert on Southern and African-American literature and is the author of "The Strangers Book: The Human of African American Literature" and "Archives of American Time: Literature and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century." Dr.


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