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 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.
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
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.
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.
Professor LeAnne Howe was interviewed by Wasafiri: International Contemporary Writing, following the Native American Literature Symposium (NALS) in Mystic Lake, Minnesota.
Iowa newspaper The Daily Iowan featured a story about Dr. Ed Pavlić's reading at Prairie Lights Books & Cafe in Iowa City, Iowa.. Dr. Pavlić read from his 2015 book Who Can Afford to Improvise? James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners.
Dr. Ed Pavlić discusses James Baldwin during a radio interview Raoul Peck, director of the new Baldwin documentary, and others
Dr. Ed Pavlić, University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor of English and Creative Writing and author of Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listener, discussed James Baldwin on Radio Open Source with: