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Our faculty and graduate students are involved in a wide variety of research and creative activities that regularly lead to major publications. Over the years, our faculty and students received numerous prestigious awards and fellowships. We are involved in a number of interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations. These are some of our highlights from the past few years. 

Recent Books

  • David Diamond: Reading Character After Calvin: Secularization, Empire, and the 18th-Century Novel (University of Virginia Press, 2024)
  • Éric Morales-Franceschini: Syndrome (Anhinga Press, 2024)
  • Adam Parkes: Modernism and the Aristocracy: Monsters of English Privilege (Oxford University Press, 2023)
  • Sujata Iyengar: Shakespeare and Adaptation Theory (Bloomsbury / Arden Shakespeare, 2023)
  • Lindsey Harding: Pilgrims 2.0 (Acre Books, 2023)
  • Esra Santesso: Muslim Comics and Warscape Witnessing (Ohio State University Press, 2023)
  • Cody Marrs: Melville, Beauty, and American Literary Studies: A Beauty in All Things (Oxford University Press, 2023) 
  • Aruni Kashyap: translated My Poems Are Not For Your Ad-Campaign  by Anuradha Sarma Pujari (Penguin Random House, 2023);
  • Isiah Lavender: co-edited The Routledge Handbook of CoFuturisms (Routledge, 2023) 


  • The award-winning journal Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation is a peer-reviewed, online, multimedia journal that welcomes original scholarship engaging with the afterlives of Shakespearean texts and their literary, filmic, multimedia, and critical histories. The journal was founded by Christy Desmet and Sujata Iyengar.
  • The innovative digital humanities project, Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde, was founded by Susan Rosenbaum (UGA), Linda Kinnahan (Duquesne) and Suzanne Churchill (Davidson). In 2020, the American Studies Association (ASA) recognized this project with an Honorable Mention for the Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities. As an open access scholarly website, it was awarded the 2023 Modern Language Association (MLA) Prize for Collaborative, Bibliographic, or Archival Scholarship as well as the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute’s 2023 Open Scholarship Award.
  • The Provocations book series published by the University of Nebraska Press and co-edited by Roland Végső (UGA) and Marco Abel (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) offers short ambitious, polemical texts that exist outside the traditional formats of academic discourse and concentrate on broad philosophical and theoretical subjects involving the humanities. Similar in its aim to the manifesto, the pamphlet, or the essay, the Provocations series takes a strong stand on contemporary debates and issues within the humanities.
  • Cody Marrs was named one of the co-editors of The Norton Anthology of American Literature. He will be in charge of the forthcoming 11th (2027), 12th (2033), and 13th (2039) editions of Volume B: 1820-1865.

Recent Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

  • LeAnne Howe received the 2024 Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book Board of Directors.
  • Aruni Kashyap received a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University for the 2024–2025 academic year.
  • Rebecca Hallman Martini, the director of the Willis Center for Writing, won the 2024 CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award for her book Disrupting the Center: A Partnership Approach to Writing across the University.
  • Éric Morales-Franceschini, associate professor of English and Latin American and Caribbean studies, won the MLA’s thirty-third annual Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize (2023) for an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures for The Epic of Cuba Libre: The Mambí, Mythopoetics, and Liberation, published by the University of Virginia Press.
  • Aruni Kashyap received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and was shortlisted for the Armory Square Prize for South Asian Literature in Translation for translating Indigenous writer Yeshe Dorje Thongchi’s short stories. (2023)
  • Saurabh Anand received a Future Leaders Award from the International Writing Center Association (2023). 
  • Ed Pavlić received an Author of the Year Award from the Georgia Writer’s Association (2023).
  • Barbara McCaskill was a Faculty Honoree at the Institute for Women’s Studies Annual Faculty Reception (2023). 
  • Nancee Reeves received a UGA Award for Excellence in Teaching and was inducted into the UGA Teaching Academy (2023).
  • Lindsey Harding won an “Early Career Contributions to the Field” Award from the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum and the WAC Clearinghouse: Early Career Contributions to the Field (2023).
  • Caroline Young’s“Art is a Form of Freedom” exhibit won the Silver Medal award from the Southeastern Museums Conference (2023). 
  • Esra Santesso received the Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Award UGA’s Honors College (2023).  
  • Magdalena Zurawski was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Łódz, Poland (2023); 
  • Andrew Zawacki was a fellow at the Penumbra Foundation's Long-term Photobook Project (2024). 
  • Nathan Dixon won the Thirteenth Annual Short Fiction Prize (2023).
  • Christina Wood received a deGroot Foundation Writer of Note Grant (2023). 
  • Holly Haworth won a Robert B. Silvers Foundation grant (2023). 
  • Abhijit Sarmah was named a finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships (2023).
  • Hannah V Warren was a Fulbright Fellow in Germany (2022/2023).
  • Oluwatoyosi Agbaakin won the Key West Literary Fellowship and was invited to read his work by the African Poetry Book Fund at the African Center in New York City (2023).
  • Christine Lasek-White's short story collection, The Dangerous Lives of Girls and Other Stories, was longlisted for the Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Prize (2023). 

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