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 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.
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
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:
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.
Author and poet Jennifer Moxley will read from her work at Cine. Moxley is the author of six books of poetry, a book of essays, and a memoir. In addition, she has translated three books from the French. Her poems have been included in two Norton Anthologies, Postmodern American Poetry and American Hybrid.
New graduate students in the Creative Writing Program will read from their work. To be held 7-9 p.m. in the Lab Room at Ciné, 234 West Hancock, Athens. Free and open to the public.
Prof. McCaskill will discuss and read from her book, Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery: William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory (UGA Press, May 2015). This event takes place in downtown Athens at Cine, 234 West Hancock Avenue, Athens, GA 30601. Free and open to the public. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
New graduate students to the Creative Writing Program are invited to meet with CWP faculty and current students, who will welcome them, make brief presentations about campus and community life, and answer questions. Please feel free to bring a lunch. The session will last 45 minutes. Venue to be announced.