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.
Dr. Ed Pavlić and Dr. Andrew Zawacki both have reviews in the Boston Review's Fall Poetry Microreviews. Dr. Pavlić reviewed Dark Archives by Andre Bradley and Dr. Zawacki reviewed Every Day But Tuesday by Barbara Claire Freeman.
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.
Native and indigenous writers converged on the University of Oklahoma campus 25 years ago to celebrate and showcase their works. At that time, event organizers created the Returning the Gift literary festival to ensure that these writers would continue to support each other and foster new literary talent year after year. This year’s festival will take place on Oct.
Ph.D. student Mike McClelland's first book, Gay Zoo Day, is forthcoming from Beautiful Dreamer Press. The book's launch will be celebrated at Avid Bookshop (493 Prince Avenue) at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 1st. More information on the book launch event is available here.
About the author:
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.