Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:16pm
Eidson Distinguished Professor of American Literature in the department of English LeAnne Howe is a featured writer in Literary Hub's series "New Poetry by Indigenous Women," curated by Natalie Diaz. According to the editor: "This feature of indigenous women is meant to ... offer myriad ways of “poetic” and linguistic experience—a journey through or across memory, or imagination, across pain or joy or the impossibility of each, across our bodies…
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Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:18am
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…
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Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:55pm
International dramaturg while still just a junior, triple major Lukas Woodyard (theatre, English, comparative literature) shows why the A.B. degree is a key component of self-discovery for many UGA students: At UGA, all my achievements and highlights involved my activities with the theatre department. I have been highly involved since I first stepped into this department. As a freshman, I was involved in a few productions such as UGA Theatre’s “…
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Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:46pm
Justice is professor in First Nations and Indigenous Studies in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, with a cross-appointment in English, at the University of British Columbia. He is author of Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History and numerous essays in the field of indigenous literary studies, as well as co-editor of a number of critical and creative anthologies and journals. The richness of American cultural…
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Wed, 08/30/2017 - 2:18pm
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…
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Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:52am
The Writing Intensive Program in the department of English is providing a set of transformative experiences for young students this summer, where the tangible benefts of writing well become their own reward: The students from Cleveland Road Elementary School wove tall tales of unicorns and beds that transform into sports cars when they visited UGA recently. Their fantasies could have tangible benefits in years to come, said Madison Garrett, a…
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Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:03am
Digital humanities at UGA recently received a boost among faculty when it became eligible for the Study in a Second Discipline fellowship from the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The impetus was largely due, McGinn said, to a push by Roxanne Eberle, an associate professor of English in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. McGinn is currently working with Eberle each week on a project analyzing the…
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Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:33am
As part of her research, McCaskill helped create the Civil Rights Digital Library Initiative, an archival online database of film, manuscripts, correspondence, speeches, photographs, posters and movement buttons from the civil rights era. She worked with CURO Program undergraduates and graduate students to create Freedom on Film, a teaching and research resource linked to the site that tells the story of civil rights in nine Georgia cities and…
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Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:04am
The extraordinary new films Moonlight and I Am Not Your Negro are the focus of special screenings and panel discussions this week. On Wednesday Feb. 22, Moonlight: A screening of Barry Jenkins’s Oscar-nominated film, followed by a panel discussion with Valerie Babb, professor of English and director of the Institute for African American Studies; Ed Pavlić, professor of English and creative writing; and Channette Romero, associate professor of…
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Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:15am
Beginning Feb. 13, the Writing Intensive Program and Center for Teaching and Learning present a series of workshops, exhibitions and opportunities that put the spotlight on writing - the annual Write @ UGA Celebration and Showcase of Writing: writing is an integral part of a well rounded academic experience, no matter the background, no matter the degree. That principle has led to the creation of numerous initiatives, courses, programs and…
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Thu, 12/15/2016 - 11:41am
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…
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Tue, 12/13/2016 - 11:09am
English Professor Roxanne Eberle has been awarded the opportunity to work in the Provost’s Office Study in a Second Discipline program to learn more about the methods, issues, and tools in the Digital Humanities: The main focus of this endeavor is to gain skills in TEI and XML with the goal of creating a digital edition of Amelia Alderson Opie’s letters. Opie was a well-known poet, tale writers, and novelist, whose work appeared in print from…
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Mon, 11/14/2016 - 10:48am
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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Thu, 08/25/2016 - 11:01am
Automated phonetic analysis and a significant grant from the National Science Founation will allow UGA linguistics researchers to delve deeper into what makes Southerners sound Southern: The researchers will use computer software to analyze 64 interviews with speakers from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas recorded from 1968 to 1983. "We hope to document the wide range of pronunciations in the South…
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Mon, 08/08/2016 - 10:52am
As we welcome the next amazing class of UGA students, highlighting achievements in rigorous academics and service to the campus community like those of Madison Jones gives us an idea of what it's all about at UGA: My favorite things to do on campus are... I love meeting friends for a quick bite at Bolton between classes since cooking is hard and the commuter meal plan is a gift to mankind. My favorite activities on campus probably happen inside…
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Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:52pm
“All Along It Was A Fever,” a lengthy meditation on race in America by Distinguished Research Professor of English and Creative Writing Ed Pavlic is featured on PBS.org: Much of [the poem] deals with the violence that Black America experiences. “I felt that I had a vantage point to things that were going on, based on this fluidly trans-racial, multi-racial life I’ve led. I think I see things in a different light than your average commentator on…
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Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:55am
The Creative Writing Program presents its yearly faculty reading, tonight from 7 – 9 p.m. at Cine in downtown Athens. This widely-published and award winning group of writers and scholars include LeAnne Howe, Reginald McKnight, Ed Pavlić, Jed Rasula, Andrew Zawacki, and Magdalena Zurawski. Faculty members will read from current or past creative projects, representing diverse genres and aesthetics. Great authors with great books, stirring…
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Fri, 03/25/2016 - 10:47am
Extraordinary achievements in writing and research by undergraduates in the Writing Intensive Program (WIP) at UGA is the focus of a new online journal, The Classic: Our purpose as a journal is twofold. First, The Classic Journal is a cross-disciplinary publication, fostering a community of diverse writers throughout the arts, humanities, and sciences. Second, this journal aims to provide undergraduates with the chance to experience the…
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Fri, 12/18/2015 - 11:20am
Spoiler alert: No spoilers herein about the new film whatsoever. A 40-year-old essay with nearly 9,000 citations on Google scholar is the focus of a series of articles in the Chronicle of Higher Ed that, taken together, present an affirmative case for the humanities, and for understanding how popular art reflects our mores can introduce fascinating revelations that support positive individual and societal change: 40 years later, "Visual Pleasure…
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Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:22am
One of America's greatest writers is now the focus of an annual, peer-reviewed journal that brings together a wide array of critical and creative work on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin: In addition to these cutting-edge contributions, each issue contains a review of recent Baldwin scholarship and an award-winning graduate student essay. The James Baldwin Review publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin;…
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Thu, 09/10/2015 - 10:26am
Professor of English and creative writing Ed Pavlić presents a wonderful meditation on Serena Williams today on Africa Is A Country: If craft—as opposed to mechanical technique—bears some similarity to style—as opposed to the vanity of surfaces, of disguises—then, possibly, it, too, exists in an inverse relationship to “make believe.” We’ll come back to the “make believe” connection at the end. For now, let’s imagine that to develop a craft…
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Mon, 05/18/2015 - 10:25am
Nice article on the excellent work of UGA students beyond the classroom as part of the Roosevelt Institute, learning as they influence broader public policies: The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, founded in 2004, is a national organization that strives to uphold the values cast into the public discourse by Franklin, Eleanor and Theodore Roosevelt and to promote the next generation of leaders through progressive policy. In 2006, Rhodes…
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Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:42am
In 1848, an ingenious couple escaped from slavery in Macon, Georgia. William and Ellen Craft (1824-1900; 1826-1891) traveled openly by train, steamship and carriage to arrive in free Philadelphia on Christmas Day. Ellen, who could pass for white, disguised herself as a gentleman slaveholder; William accompanied her as his "master's" devoted slave valet. One of the most dramatic stories in American history is the focus of a new book by Barbara…
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Tue, 05/05/2015 - 9:52am
We mentioned unlocking international opportunities just the other day, and in the time since, the international organization Humanity in Action, has awarded a travel abroad fellowship to John Esteban Rodriguez to explore global humanitarian issues: Rodriguez is one of 43 American college students chosen to participate in the international Humanity in Action Fellowship, a travel abroad experience that brings together students from two continents…
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