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Guest speaker

Wed, 04/19/2023 - 12:34pm
Tuesday, April 25, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET This gallery tour, co-sponsored by UGA’s Interdisciplinary Modernism/s Workshop and the Georgia Museum of Art, in conjunction with the “The Genius of Phillis Wheatley Peters: A Poet and Her Legacies” project, will focus on the politics of race and representation in historical American art, inspired by Phillis Wheatley’s famous portrait and strategies of self-presentation in 1773. Led by Jeffrey Richmond-Moll…
Tue, 04/04/2023 - 2:07pm
In 2021 Professor Marion Wynne-Davies -- expert on early modern women's writing, Renaissance literature, and a professional screenwriter and television adaptor -- offered us two public presentations on Zoom because the pandemic prevented us from hosting her in person. Two years later, we are able to bring her to campus in the flesh to run a screenplay workshop on Baz Luhrman's 1999 film _William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet" for Dr. Iyengar's…
Mon, 01/23/2023 - 11:48am
The Department of English is delighted to host Dr. Priyasha Mukhopadhyay who will deliver the talk “Reading for Company: Empire and its Forms of Writing, 1857- 1914,” her Ballew Lecture Series talk, that draws from her current book project in which she recovers the story of how ordinary forms of writing, from the bureaucratic document to the magazine, came to dominate the cultural imagination of colonial South Asia. The Ballew Lecture Series is…
Mon, 01/16/2023 - 12:04pm
What does student writing look like across diverse academic disciplines? What (practically-speaking) can departments do to help students develop as discipline-relevant writers? In this talk, Pamela Flash will highlight dramatically varied expectations faculty members hold for student writing at her own public R1 and will identify structural, conceptual, and attitudinal challenges blocking the integration of relevant writing instruction into…
Mon, 12/05/2022 - 10:09am
Abstract: We live in an unprecedented time for publishing with everyone reading more than ever whether it's physical books or on phones and computers. The coming of the Internet, the leaps in the ebooks and audiobooks industry along with the sheer amount of online content available has invigorated the worlds of reading, writing, editing and publishing. Book prizes and book festivals have also grown exponentially. Yet the many publishing exposés…
Thu, 10/27/2022 - 9:23am
Join Dr. Julie Mattison for a hands-on workshop on medieval bindings on Monday, 7 November, 3-4:30 pm in Special Collections 277. Using books from UGA's medieval manuscript and incunabula collection, as well as manuscripts on loan from the booksellers Les Enluminures, Dr. Mattison will talk about the process of book binding as well as the uses of the study of early bindings. Dr. Mattison is Assistant Professor of Medieval and Tudor Literature at…
Fri, 09/16/2022 - 4:16pm
Dr. Amy Mohr, a lecturer in American literary history at LMU Munich, will discuss Kay Boyle's Home (1951) and Kurt Vonnegut's D.P. (1968).
Sun, 08/28/2022 - 6:08pm
Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Barbara Methvin Lecture, which will be given in Park 265 on October 12th at 4:30 by Professor William Boelhower, Robert Thomas and Rita Wetta Adams Professor of Atlantic and Ethnic Studies Emeritus at Louisiana State University. His topic will be "'Live or Die':  A Reappraisal of the Slave Narrative." Boelhower is the author of Through a Glass Darkly: Ethnic Semiosis in American Literature (1987);…
Thu, 03/24/2022 - 1:04pm
Dr. Amrita Ghosh, a research fellow at the South Asia Center at Lund University in Sweden, will speak as part of the English Department Lecture Series.  Her talk, titled "Tagore and Yeats, Once More: On Critical Intimacies and the Nobel Prize," will take place over Zoom on Monday, April 4th at 2 p.m. Dr. Ghosh is a research fellow at South Asia Center, Lund University, Sweden, working on “fault lines” of South Asia in which she studies cultural…
Wed, 03/02/2022 - 7:57pm
Professor Levine is the general editor of the Norton Anthology of American Literature, and the author of six books, including Race, Transnationalism, and 19th Century American Literature; The Lives of Frederick Douglass; and the forthcoming The Failed Promise: Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson. He has edited over 20 volumes, and is the recipient of many honors and awards, including a Guggenheim.

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