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Mon, 12/06/2021 - 2:56pm
Dr. Barbara McCaskill discusses the flight of William and Ellen Craft from bondage in Georgia in an interview with their great great grandaughter Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely. This six-part program titled Escape: The Underground Railroad Podcast, is focused on themes of rebellion and resistance and airs on Amazon Prime and other online platforms as a companion to the Underground Railroad series directed by Barry Jenkins.
Mon, 12/06/2021 - 2:31pm
Rodrigo Martini Paula has published an essay and co-edited a volume on Czech-Brazilian media thinker, Vilém Flusser. The essay in Comparative Literature Studies traces Flusser’s view of nationalism along with Portuguese poet Jorge de Sena. The co-edited volume, Understanding Flusser, Understanding Modernism (with Aaron Jaffe and Michael F. Miller, Bloomsbury 2021), brings together media scholars to engage with the multiplicity of Flusser's…
Thu, 09/02/2021 - 12:31pm
At once nostalgic and estranged, Autopsy of a Fall flaunts its love for the forbidden and the forsaken. Reckoning with the (imaginary) Eden that was or could have been Puerto Rico, Éric Morales-Franceschini tells the story of lives and histories wrought by imperial power and diasporic bewilderment. But, not all is loss or disaster. With emancipatory desire, this debut collection strives to poetically euthanize the red, the white, and the blue…
Tue, 04/27/2021 - 11:06am
Franklin Senate voted to support the below statement, first proposed by the Department of Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies. The English department fully supports this statement.    "The Department of Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies extends support to members of our student body and community who have been impacted by the recent wave of hate crimes against people of Asian descent in the United States. Over the…
Mon, 03/15/2021 - 3:30pm
Dr. Andrew Zawacki has been awarded the prestigious Distinguished Research Professorship.  According to the University of Georgia Research Awards website: "The title of Distinguished Research Professor is awarded to faculty who are internationally recognized for their original contributions to knowledge and whose work promises to foster continued creativity in their discipline." Some recent news on Dr. Zawacki: Poetry and Photography by Andrew…
Mon, 03/15/2021 - 3:10pm
Dr. Ed Pavlić, named a Distinguished Research Professor in 2016, has had the honor renewed for his continuing prolific and important work.  From the University of Georgia Research Awards website: "The title of Distinguished Research Professor is awarded to faculty who are internationally recognized for their original contributions to knowledge and whose work promises to foster continued creativity in their discipline." To learn more about Dr. …
Wed, 02/03/2021 - 10:45am
 Isiah Lavender III and Georgia Tech's Lisa Yaszek's book Literary Afrofuturism in the Twenty-First Century has made the 2020 Locus Recommended Reading List in the Non-Fiction category. According to Ohio State University Press, "In Literary Afrofuturism in the Twenty-First Century, eminent contributors pay tribute to Afrofuturism as a powerful and evolving aesthetic practice that communicates the experience of science, technology, and race…
Fri, 01/22/2021 - 1:35pm
Stillpoint Literary Magazine is now accepting submissions for publication in our 52nd annual print edition! We accept prose, poetry, music, and visual art submissions from undergraduate students, graduate students, and all members of the community. The deadline for all submissions, visual and written, is February 28th. Submissions are accepted through this form. All submission reviews are blind. Any questions can be sent to uga.stillpoint@gmail.…
Thu, 01/14/2021 - 10:12am
The University of Georgia’s Willson Center for Humanities and Arts has received a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to partner with Penn Center, one of the nation’s most important institutions of African American culture. The partnership will support education and sharing among communities in the Sea Islands region of the Southeastern United States and students from UGA and its partner institutions. Full story here.
Mon, 01/11/2021 - 5:00pm
The Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize is awarded annually, in conjunction with the Anzaldúa Literary Trust, to a poet whose work explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding. Special attention is given to poems that exhibit multiple vectors of thinking: artistic, theoretical, and social, which is to say, political. This years winner is UGA Profesor, Caribeño writer and anti-disciplinary scholar, Eric Morales-Franceschini. He…

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