"The Making of Jane Austen," Dr. Devoney Looser, Professor of English, Arizona State University

Professor Looser (Professor of English, Arizona State University) has authored or edited numerous books on women's writing, including Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750-1850 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008), British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-1820 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005), and Jane Austen and the Discourses of Feminism (Palgrave, 1995). 

Digital Humanities Colloquium Speaker: Thomas Herron

The Digital Humanities Colloquium has invited Professor Thomas Herron as its April speaker to talk about his project "Centering Spenser" and the use of mapping and rich markup techniques to create a virtual version of the ruined Kilcolman Castle in Ireland. 

You can receive further information from Sujata Iyengar (iyengar@uga.edu) or Emily McGinn (mcginn@uga.edu), or visit the project website at http://core.ecu.edu/umc/Munster/.

James Chandler, "The Opium Connection: De Quincey, Dickens, and D.W. Griffith"

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 kingsley@uga.edu. 

Friday, March 17, 2016. 3:30pm-5:00pm. Russell Special Collections Building, Room 285

Writing for Love, Money, and Applause (and to Snag Academic Jobs, Tenure, and Promotions)

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.

Crafting a Nonfiction Book Proposal: Workshop for Faculty

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.

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor: Workshop for Graduate Students on Revision

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.

"Editing Richardson's The History of Sir Charles Grandison; or, A Good Man is Hard to Find"

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