Professor LeAnne Howe Speaks about Native American Heritage Month at UGA

LeAnne Howe

November is Native American Heritage month at the University of Georgia. The Institute of Native American Studies, Native American Student Association, the University Union and the Multicultural Services and Programs are coming together throughout the month of November to host various events highlighting and promoting education on indigenous heritage.

Professor LeAnne Howe to read at Native American Literary Festival 25th anniversary celebration

UGA Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe

Native and indigenous writers converged on the University of Oklahoma campus 25 years ago to celebrate and showcase their works. At that time, event organizers created the Returning the Gift literary festival to ensure that these writers would continue to support each other and foster new literary talent year after year.  This year’s festival will take place on Oct.

Elephants, American Indians, and the Circus

Photo by Dr LeAnne Howe

My mother collected elephants, bronze, ceramic, silver, large and small urns shaped like elephants, and even a belt with the silver images of marching elephants.  After she died in 2003, my brother and I were going through her things and dividing the mementos that we each wanted to keep.  I chose her elephant collection.  Today the yellow, or gray, or silver elephants of all shapes and sizes rest in various places nooks and crannies in the house that has been passed down from my grandmother, to my mother and now me.

Dr LeAnne Howe Collaborates with Irish Poets

Dr Howe and others at the 2015 Colloquium on the Trans-Atlantic Choctaw/Irish Exchange at UGA

Dr LeAnne Howe is collaborating with Irish poets Doireann Ní Ghríofa and Padraig Kirwan on both scholarly and poetic projects that celebrate the Choctaw gift to the Irish in 1847 during the Irish Potato Famine, a pair of projects that honors, as Kirwan writes, this act of " empathy and dialogue between culturally distinct communities." Learn more about these collaborations, and read new poetry by Dr. Howe and Doireann Ní Ghríofa, at the Irish Times.

Congratulations to our Graduating MA and PhD Students!

Our newly minted PhDs with their major advisors

The University of Georgia English Department is thrilled to announce that twelve students have graduated with an MA or a PhD in English in Spring 2017.  The graduates are listed below, with conferred degree, dissertation or thesis title, and the members of their committees.

John Bazzle
PhD
"Deep Video"
Committee members: McKnight, Henken, Zawacki, Pizzino

Elizabeth Cunningham
PhD
“Women & Children”
Committee members: Zawack, Pavlic, Rasula

Professor LeAnne Howe Publishes Article on the History of the Native American Literature Symposium

LeAnne Howe

Professor LeAnne Howe published an article in Wasafiri Magazine - International Contemporary Writing.  The article, "Four Things You Likely Didn't Know About NALS," tracks the history of Native American Literature Symposium (NALS), a literary conference now in its 19th year.

Read the full article here.