Christopher Salerno

Posted On February 16, 2017
Categories News & Events

The  Georgia State University Department of English and Creative Writing Program present Christopher Salerno on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 2:30 pm. The reading will be in the Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place, 23rd Floor.


Christopher Salerno is the first winner of the Georgia Poetry Prize. His collection Sun & Urn will be… more »

Christian Taurice Bowman

Posted On December 13, 2016
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?


My concentration is Literary Studies.


Why are you majoring in English?


When I first enrolled at Georgia State, I majored in physics. I’m pretty proficient at calculus, so I decided it would be a good idea. As I progressed in my major, I started to feel unfulfilled, and eventually… more »

Jamaican Maroon Intellectual and Literary Symposium and Performance

Posted On October 5, 2016
Categories News & Events

On September 8 in the Troy Moore Library Drs. Elizabeth West and Harcourt Fuller co-hosted an overflow audience for the English Dept, History Dept and CENCIA sponsored “Jamaican Maroon Intellectual and Literary Symposium and Performance.” During this 4-hour event faculty and students learned of and discussed Maroon culture and history through the prism of literary… more »

Spring Break Study Abroad, March 2017: “Theatre and Theatricality: London & the Provinces”

Posted On October 3, 2016
Categories Uncategorized

The musical Kinky Boots has at its center the theme of self-discovery and self-assertion despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles.  This theatrical spectacle was a high point of our trip and of the course: an evening of entertainment and immersion in a world of wonder.   More than just theatre arguably at its best, however, the show’s focus on moving outside of… more »

1916 Centenary Lectures Sponsored by the Consulate General of Ireland/Atlanta

Posted On September 28, 2016
Categories News & Events

1916 Centenary Lectures Sponsored by the Consulate General of Ireland/Atlanta,

Georgia State University Department of English, and Agnes Scott College

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Both lectures are free and open to the public.



Featured Scholar: Karen Steele

Professor Karen Steele chairs the Department of English at Texas Christian University. Her books… more »

Sam McCracken

Posted On August 29, 2016
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?


I am—unapologetically—following the English literature track, and I love it. I am also pursuing a second major in Spanish (with a concentration in language, culture, and society).


Why are you majoring in English?


This is a question I receive often (looking at you, dad), and it seems I… more »

“Field School Students Take a Bite out of the Big Apple”

Posted On May 25, 2016
Categories News & Events


During Spring Break 2016 seven undergraduate English majors accompanied Dr. Megan Sexton for a unique domestic Field School program that provided them exposure to the Publishing industry in New York. Students met with literary agent Maria Carvainis in her Midtown offices and learned about the role literary agents play in the industry. Students also… more »

The Department of English’s annual Open House

Posted On April 6, 2016
Categories News & Events

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 »

The Department of English presents a lecture by James Hirsh: “Soliloquies in Romeo and Juliet; or, Shakespeare in Love.”

Posted On March 31, 2016
Categories News & Events

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 1:00 pm The Troy Moore Library 25 Park Place, 23rd Floor

Event Flyer

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 »