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.
Congratulations to English major Madison Hogan for winning the Clearest Communication award in this year's Spotlight on the Arts 4 minutes, 33 seconds poster competition! Madison's poster is based on the research she did as an independent study on medieval manuscripts for Dr Cynthia Camp as part of the Hargrett Hours Project.
Coastal Works; Cultures on the Atlantic Edge (Oxford University Press, 2017), edited by Nicholas Allen, Nick Groom and Jos Smith, was recently reviewed by The Times Literary Supplement. In her review, Pamela Clemit notes that "Coastal Works gives a new turn to archipelagic studies.
Mike McClelland's short story "What Used to Be Caracas" was selected for inclusion in The Boston Review's new "Global Dystopias" special print issue, edited by Junot Diaz.
Professor Barbara McCaskill is featured in videos about the Albany Movement and activist John Lewis for Georgia Public Television's new Civil Rights Movement curricular site. Cosponsored by the Georgia Department of Education, this virtual learning site collects images, music, maps, archival documents, artwork, videos and photographs that tell the story about the Movement in Georgia and the US.
Dr Susan Rosenbaum and her collaborators at Davidson College have secured a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to support Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde (http://mina-loy.com/), their online digital exploration of Mina Loy's position within modernist avant-garde movements like Dadaism, Futurism, and Surrealism. You can read the NEH press release at https://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2017-08-02.
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.
Committee members: McKnight, Henken, Zawacki, Pizzino
“Women & Children”
Committee members: Zawack, Pavlic, Rasula
The UGA English Department's Writing Intensive Program, directed by Dr Lindsey Harding, brought a group of Cleveland Road Elementary School students to campus this spring to work with the department's undergrads and to engage in a writing workshop of their own. Dr Harding has been working all year with these students, who are enrolled in the Clarke County School District's English to Speakers of Other Languages program, helping them improve their written English skills.
The English Department at the University of Georgia is deeply saddened to announce the death of one of its longtime members. Dr. Lance Wilder, Senior Lecturer in the department, was also an alumnus, having come to UGA to work on his doctorate after completing a bachelor’s degree in English at Furman University (1992) and a master’s at Baylor University (1995). He wrote his dissertation, “Dark Wanderers: Gypsies in Nineteenth-Century British Poetry,” under the joint direction of Dr. Tricia Lootens and Dr. Anne Williams at UGA, receiving his Ph.D. in 2004.
The University of Georgia English Department is home to more than 85 M.A. and Ph.D. students, studying a range of creative and critical work—from creative writing to literary to language studies. This wildly accomplished group of students consistently publish, win awards, and achieve other accolades in their fields of study. Below are a listing self-reported accomplishments from the Spring 2017 semester.