Leigh Metcalf (nee Schneider)

Posted On October 29, 2015
Categories Profiles in English

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 »

An American Folklorist in Romania’s Transylvania

Posted On October 26, 2015
Categories News & Events

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 »

RSA at GSU Fall 2015 Rhetoric colloquium: Social Movements & the digital age

Posted On October 5, 2015
Categories News & Events

Participants: Michael Lane Bruner, PhD – Professor of Communication, Elizabeth Lopez, PhD – Associate Professor of English, Director of Lower Studies, Benjamin Miller, PhD – Assistant Professor of English, Co-Director of Second Century Initiative in New and Emerging Media, Shawn Powers, PhD – Assistant Professor of Communication, Associate Director of Center for International Media Education,… more »

The Wall Street Journal. Risk & Compliance Journal.

Posted On September 15, 2015
Categories News & Events

What does Aristotle have to do with Business Ethics?

Paul J. Voss, an associate professor at Georgia State University and the president of Ethikos, a company that provides ethics and leadership training, talks about what it means to act ethically in business and what history can teach companies about ethical behavior.

What does it mean… more »

President Carter contributes to DALN

Posted On August 14, 2015
Categories News & Events

As a former Georgia governor, the 39th U.S. president and a global peace representative, Jimmy Carter’s life story is anything but dull. But when asked to recount how he learned to read and write, he replied, “I don’t think I have a very good story.”

That reaction is typical of the many contributors to the… more »

Professor McHaney appointed to England Professorship

Posted On May 21, 2015
Categories News & Events

Professor Pearl McHaney has been chosen to fill our department’s Kenneth M. England Professorship in Southern American Literature.

Her work in the field defies a quick summary, but some of the highlights include her book A Tyrannous Eye: Eudora Welty’s Nonfiction and Photography, published last year by the University Press of Mississippi; five other edited… more »

Nicole S. White

Posted On May 12, 2015
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration? Creative Writing: Poetry!

Why are you majoring in English? I am fascinated by the art of storytelling through non-traditional methods. I want to devote my collegiate experience to the exploration of the craft because poetry has always helped me make sense of the world. For me, poetry is about discovery, preservation,… more »

Congratulations and Farewell

Posted On May 6, 2015
Categories News & Events

Two of our valued colleagues are retiring this year: Prof. Carol Marsh-Lockett (left) and Prof. Mary Ziegler. Prof. Marsh-Lockett is a specialist in Caribbean, African-American, and Renaissance literature. Prof. Zeigler’s areas of expertise are linguistics and African-American vernacular English. We wish them all the best in the retirement, and we thank them for their many… more »