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Mon, 01/23/2023 - 12:13pm
Wednesday, February 15th, 2023- 4:30pm Park Hall 265   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…
Fri, 12/09/2022 - 2:46pm
Dr. Susan Rosenbaum, along with Suzanne W. Churchill, professor of English at Davidson College and Linda A. Kinnahan, professor of English at Duquesne University was awarded the 2022 MLA Prize for Collaborative, Bibliographical, or Archival Scholarship for their work on the digital scholarly platform Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde. According to a press release by the MLA: "Awarded each even-numbered year, the [MLA Prize for Collaborative,…
Sun, 08/28/2022 - 6:00pm
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);…
Tue, 08/02/2022 - 1:36pm
From Virginia Press: Between 1868 and 1898, three generations of Cubans fought to free Cuba from colonialist Spain. More than a century later, no other historical narrative is as beloved and ritualistically recited as the story of Cuba Libre and the citizen-soldier known as the mambí. In town festivals and cartoons, in textbooks and hymns, in the national currency and logos alike, the mambí is the foremost icon of Cuba’s past and present.…
Mon, 12/06/2021 - 2:56pm
Dr. Barbara McCaskill discusses the flight of William and Ellen Craft from bondage in Georgia in an interview with their great great grandaughter Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely. This six-part program titled Escape: The Underground Railroad Podcast, is focused on themes of rebellion and resistance and airs on Amazon Prime and other online platforms as a companion to the Underground Railroad series directed by Barry Jenkins.
Mon, 12/06/2021 - 2:31pm
Rodrigo Martini Paula has published an essay and co-edited a volume on Czech-Brazilian media thinker, Vilém Flusser. The essay in Comparative Literature Studies traces Flusser’s view of nationalism along with Portuguese poet Jorge de Sena. The co-edited volume, Understanding Flusser, Understanding Modernism (with Aaron Jaffe and Michael F. Miller, Bloomsbury 2021), brings together media scholars to engage with the multiplicity of Flusser's…
Thu, 09/02/2021 - 12:31pm
At once nostalgic and estranged, Autopsy of a Fall flaunts its love for the forbidden and the forsaken. Reckoning with the (imaginary) Eden that was or could have been Puerto Rico, Éric Morales-Franceschini tells the story of lives and histories wrought by imperial power and diasporic bewilderment. But, not all is loss or disaster. With emancipatory desire, this debut collection strives to poetically euthanize the red, the white, and the blue…
Tue, 04/27/2021 - 11:06am
Franklin Senate voted to support the below statement, first proposed by the Department of Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies. The English department fully supports this statement.    "The Department of Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies extends support to members of our student body and community who have been impacted by the recent wave of hate crimes against people of Asian descent in the United States. Over the…
Mon, 03/15/2021 - 3:30pm
Dr. Andrew Zawacki has been awarded the prestigious Distinguished Research Professorship.  According to the University of Georgia Research Awards website: "The title of Distinguished Research Professor is awarded to faculty who are internationally recognized for their original contributions to knowledge and whose work promises to foster continued creativity in their discipline." Some recent news on Dr. Zawacki: Poetry and Photography by Andrew…
Mon, 03/15/2021 - 3:10pm
Dr. Ed Pavlić, named a Distinguished Research Professor in 2016, has had the honor renewed for his continuing prolific and important work.  From the University of Georgia Research Awards website: "The title of Distinguished Research Professor is awarded to faculty who are internationally recognized for their original contributions to knowledge and whose work promises to foster continued creativity in their discipline." To learn more about Dr. …

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