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Catherine Robson, "Talking to the Enemy: Germany's Capture of British Voices in the Great War"

Catherine Robson is a professor in the English Department at New York University, where she teaches nineteenth-century British cultural and literary studies; she is also a long-time faculty member of the Santa Cruz-based Dickens Project.  She is the author of Men in Wonderland: The Lost Girlhood of the Victorian Gentleman (2001) and Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem (2012), and co-editor of The Victorian Age for the Norton Anthology of English Literature.  She is now at work on a new book about the recordin

Catherine Taylor Reading

Catherine Taylor is a writer and editor who works on a wide range of nonfiction forms–from documentary and literary journalism to lyric essays, hybrid-genre writing, critical theory, and poetics. She is the author of Apart, a hybrid-genre book of memoir and political history about South Africa (Ugly Duckling Presse) and of Giving Birth: A Journey Into the World of Mothers and Midwives (Penguin Putnam) winner of the Lamaze International Birth Advocate Award.

Appropriation in an Age of Global Shakespeare

Christy Desmet and Sujata Iyengar, co-founders and co-editors of the award-winning, scholarly, multimedia journal Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation (B&L) announce an international conference on “Appropriation in an Age of Global Shakespeare” in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the founding of B&L. We have joined forces with the ongoing Symposium on the Book at the University of Georgia, run by Miriam Jacobson and Anne Meyers Devine. For more information visit: https://shaxandapp2015.wordpress.com/

Support comes from the Departments of English and Theatre and Film Studies, the University of Georgia Libraries, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia.

All panels, roundtables, workshops, brown-bag talks, and readings are open to members of the public

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame: Induction and other Programs

This two-day event of campus programs occurs on Sunday Nov. 8 and Monday Nov. 9.  Vereen Bell, Taylor Branch, Paul Hemphill, and Janisse Ray are the 2015 inductees. The actual induction ceremony, free and open to the public, will be held Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. in the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Building.

On Sunday, November 8 the following events will be held leading up to the induction ceremony the following day:

Visit by Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and Inaugural Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding

Alice Walker, a native of Eatonton, Georgia, will visit the UGA campus Oct. 14 through Oct. 15. Walker is the author of novels, including The Color Purple, Meridian, and The Third Life of Grange Copeland, books of poetry and essays, and seminal collections of short stories, You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down and In Love and Trouble.  

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