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...As a graduate student, I have been mentored and supported by professors who take my somewhat non-traditional scholarship and academic inquiry seriously and who are not hesitant to rigorously challenge me...
The Department of English’s annual Open House is next week.
Enjoy pizza, discuss your end-of-year plans with your favorite professors, & learn more about upcoming classes. Also, have a piece of cake in honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday. Award winners will be announced.
WHEN: Thurs, 14 April, from 12:30 until about 2:00 PM WHERE: Troy… more »
Plentiful evidence demonstrates that, in the process of writing Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare, like the two main characters, fell madly in love. In his case he fell in love with the exciting dramatic possibilities created by the… more »
After 20 years as a chef and leader in the service industry, I had the opportunity to return to school. No longer believing that there are no real-world applications for my skills as a writer and communicator, I changed majors… more »
Ian Almond, a former colleague who now teaches World Literatures in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Qatar, will be returning to campus on Monday, Feb. 22, to give a lecture entitled “Re-Telling Myth in Mexican, Bengali and Turkish Literature.” The lecture will be held at 3 p.m. in Troy Moore Library. … more »
Concentration: Literary Studies Why did you major in English? Initially, I chose to major in English because I felt more inspired during my English classes than any others. This inspiration stemmed from a combination of great professors and the realization that so much of what makes life both challenging and wonderful is so often reflected… more »
During the week of October 5 I had the opportunity to visit an Eastern European country about which I’ve always been curious: Romania. I was selected as a delegate to the Appalachian-Carpathian International Conference in Brasov, Romania, where I presented a paper on the north Georgia pottery community of Mossy Creek. The conference explored the… more »
A talented Atlanta videographer, Hal Jacobs, has been documenting the college program at Phillips State Prison. The Georgia State faculty’s generosity has made an enormous impact at the prison. Here are short videos featuring Beth Gylys on teaching poetry, Owen Cantrell on tutoring, and Bill Taft on his years of work developing the program.