Wed, 03/20/2019 - 2:10pm
Wilbert Coburn Freer passed away February 26, 2019, in the Episcopal Church Home, Rochester, NY. He was born in the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, to Lillian Hicks Glascock and Bruce Glascock on November 5, 1939.  He grew up in Portland, OR, graduated from Roosevelt High School, received BAs in Mathematics and English Literature (Lewis and Clark College), and a Doctorate in English (University of Washington). He taught English and Creative…
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 1:43pm
Professor Barbara McCaskill has accepted an invitation from the selection committee to present the Alain LeRoy Locke Lecture Series at Harvard University's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. The series is established to honor the eminent scholar who was a leading architect of the Harlem Renaissance, the first African American to earn a doctorate from Harvard (PhD Philosophy, 1918), and the first African American to earn a…
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:56pm
This is (Not) What I Expected: Difference  and Dignity through Literature and the Arts: a series of events centered around and inspired by Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric (2014) Claudia Rankine's book Citizen: An American Lyric, serves as a source of healing, or what UGA College of Education professor Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor refers to as "literary and artistic micro-validation": the ways in which books of fiction, literary non-…
Wed, 01/30/2019 - 7:02pm
LeAnne Howe's latest book, SAVAGE CONVERSATIONS (Coffee House Press, 2019), received a glowing review from Foreward Reviews. From the article: "Intriguing, poetic, and disturbing, this play opens up a whole new biographical interpretation for Mary Todd Lincoln." Read the full text here. For more information on Savage Conversations, see the Coffee House Press website.
Sun, 10/21/2018 - 9:43pm
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Georgia Colloquium in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature is collaborating with UGA Libraries, the Department of Theatre and Film, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and the department's own Undergraduate English Association to offer a host of Frankenstein related activities in the month of October. The Frankenreads events are…
Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:02am
The University of Georgia (UGA) and the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 (UPVM) and IRCL (UMR5186 CNRS) are delighted to announce a conference, “Scenes in the Other’s Language/Scènes dans la langue de l’autre,” as part of their ongoing collaboration, “Scene-Stealing/Ravir la scène,” sponsored by UGA, UPVM, CNRS, the Partner University Fund, the FACE Foundation, and the Willson Center. This Partner University Visit will run from October 29-…
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 3:28pm
Dr. Wigston Smith's lecture on Monday, October 1st, serves as the first presentation in the newly named Paul Douglas Hale Lecture Hall. The dedication will take place at 4:30 and will be followed by Dr. Wigston Smith's talk. Afterwards we'll celebrate both her visit and Doug Hale's gift, with a reception in the Park Hall Library, Room 261.  Doug Hale, a native Athenian, graduated with a bachelor's degree from English in 1963 and a master's…
Thu, 07/26/2018 - 4:43pm
It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the untimely death of Christy Desmet, Josiah Meigs Professor of English, Director of First-year Composition and Director of the UGA Writing Centers, co-founder and co-General Editor of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation and Associate Editor, International Journal of ePortfolio. Christy joined the UGA English Department in 1984, having earned her PhD at UCLA under…
Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:48am
Professor LeAnne Howe is a featured writer in Literary Hub's series "New Poetry by Indigenous Women," curated by Natalie Diaz. According to the editor: "This feature of indigenous women is meant to ... offer myriad ways of “poetic” and linguistic experience—a journey through or across memory, or imagination, across pain or joy or the impossibility of each, across our bodies of land and water and flesh and ink—an ever-shifting, ever-returning,…
Mon, 05/28/2018 - 12:01pm
Dr. John Lowe's Calypso Magnolia: The Crosscurrents of Caribbean and Southern Literature from UNC Press has won the organization's 2017 C. Hugh Holman Award.  Judges commented on the book's "sweeping reassessment of both well and almost-never-read works,” and in particular its groundbreaking approach to the “difficult-to-situate state of Florida.” The committee agreed that Calypso Magnolia is sure to “become a standard text in both southern and…