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Student News Winter 2023

The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) selected "Digital Clinton: Slavery and Freedom in Middle Georgia and Reflections on our Mutual Past" (a virtual symposium) to receive the 2022 Award for Excellence in Student Archives-Centered Work in a Public Institution. GHRAC is the state's advisory board to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia with respect to the Georgia Archives and historical records throughout the state. The Humanities student researchers on this project, which focuses on the childhood home of fugitive slave Ellen Craft, included Sidonia Serafini (PhD English '22), Lla Anderson (B.A. Theatre and Philosophy, '22), Luke Christie (PhD candidate, Communications Studies), and Ayana Arrington (M.A., English). They worked under the direction of Dr. Barbara McCaskill.

In July, Emily Beckwith participated in a National Humanities Center course on using geographic information systems (GIS) in the humanities classroom. This fall, she applied insights from that course to teaching her first literature course, ENGL 2320, which was themed around place. During fall semester, she also presented two conference papers: “Welsh Progress and Queen Victoria’s Reign: A Case Study of Young Wales’ August 1897 Celebration Number” at the Victorians Institute conference and “Catering to Mining Readers…or Exploiting Them?: Fictionalizing Local Mining Incidents in R.T. Casson’s Serial Newspaper Fiction” at the North American Victorian Studies Association conference. At the end of fall semester, she officially finished her coursework for the Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, and she began her term as a Graduate Student Council Member At Large for Victorians Institute.

Phillip Brown took part in the inaugural Martin R. Delany Symposium at the Heinz Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, presenting a paper entitled "'That Which Brings Us Liberty': Delany's theology of liberation in Blake."

Morgan Richardson Dietz's article "The Politics of Breastfeeding in Northeast Indian Literature" was published in the Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry this fall.

This December, Zack Dow’s essay “Emancipating Tomes: Literacy, Identity, and Resistance in the Autobiographies of Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X” appears in The Classic, the Writing Intensive Program’s journal of undergraduate writing and research. 

In November, Genevieve Guzmán published "Neowise (Averted Vision)" with EcoTheo Review under their pen name and passed their comprehensive exams in twentieth-century illness literature, contemporary transgender literature, and the environmental pastoral before 1900.

Kaitlin Thurlow interviewed James Gallacher about his research on Gerard Keenan and the literary networks of mid-to-late 20th Century Ireland for the October 2022 issue of the Honest Ulsterman. Keenan wrote a column for the Ulsterman under the pseudonyms Jude the Obscure and Joe Biggar. This summer, she presented papers at the 28th International James Joyce Symposium: Ulysses 1922–2022 and the British Association for Modernist Studies International Conference.

Hannah V Warren received a 2022/2023 Fulbright grant to complete work on her dissertation Aesthetic Shock in Germany. Sundress Publications accepted Warren’s debut poetry collection Slaughterhouse for Old Wives’ Tales (forthcoming 2023), and her chapbook Southern Gothic Corpse Machine published with Carrion Bloom in 2022. Warren published individual poems with Gulf Coast, Phoebe, and Copper Nickel, and she has poetry forthcoming in Pleiades, Seneca Review, Colorado Review, and Arkansas International. December 2022 saw the publication of Warren’s critical article “The Sin of Reproducing: Intersectional Marginalization in N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season” in Extrapolation.

Christina Wood was awarded a 2022 writer's residency at the Hambidge Center for the Arts, where she spent the month of July working on her novel. She was accepted into the 2023 Future Faculty Program, received a Wilson Center Graduate Research Award, and was awarded a Jane Mulkey and Rufus Green Graduate Fellowship in Arts and Humanities. In December, she will be traveling to California to attend a one-week writer's residency at the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods.


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