Lara Dodds, Associate Professor of English at Mississippi State University, will talk about Milton and early modern science fiction, as well as giving us an overview of the current state of Milton scholarship
Plenary talk for the UGA Symposium on the Book
Please join us for a Joint Seminar of the Georgia Colloquium in Eighteenth & Nineteenth-Century British Literature and The Interdisciplinary Modernism/s Workshop, with James Chandler, Willson Center Distinguished Lecturer. We will pre-circulate Professor Chandler's paper; those interested in receiving access to the paper, please contact Alex Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 17, 2016. 3:30pm-5:00pm. Russell Special Collections Building, Room 285
As with the weather, everyone talks about how bad academic writing is, but no one does anything about it. So much of graduate education is focused on mastering content that there’s little time to think about sentences, about how to craft a narrative that entertains as it enlightens, about how to keep the reader engaged—or even acknowledge the wacky notion that if you want to be read, you need to think about the reader.
In this workshop, Rachel Toor will describe the components of a book proposal, which are simple and straight-forward. But a good book proposal is an act of seduction and you ignore the experience of the reader at your own peril. Based on her years working as a book editor and an author who has sold six books on proposal, Rachel Toor will offer some strategies for success. Participants are encouraged to come with an idea for a book, a draft of a proposal, or even a complete manuscript, and together we will work through each section.
In graduate school, you may not have the energy to take many classes outside of your discipline. You might feel like you don’t have time to wash your hair. You might think you don’t have a second to stop and focus on writing at the sentence level, so involved do you become in the process of trying to join the academic guild. But learning how to craft good sentences will put you ahead of the rest of the (exhausted, beleaguered, often pretentious) academic pack.
Professor E. Derek Taylor (Longwood University), with Professor Elizabeth Kraft, will present a discussion of their experiences editing The History of Sir Charles Grandison for Cambridge University Press. This event will take place at the Special Collections Library, Room 277. It is supported by the English Department's Rodney Baine Lecture Fund and the Willson Center
The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program is pleased to present writer Rodney Morales for a reading at Ciné (234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601). Morales’ latest novel, For A Song, is forthcoming from the University of Hawai'i Press. He is also the author of When the Shark Bites, a novel, and The Speed of Darkness, a short story collection. This event is free and open to the public.
The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program is pleased to present writer Kiese Laymon for a reading at Ciné (234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601). This event is made possible with generous support from the UGA Parents & Families Leadership Council. Laymon is the author of the novel, Long Division, and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America.