2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities

Posted On October 27, 2017
Categories News & Events

Dr. Pearl McHaney, Kenneth M. England Professor of Southern Literature, received one of twelve 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The Georgia Council for the Arts, led by Executive Director Karen Paty, and Georgia Humanities, under the leadership of Jamil Zainaldin, review nominations from across the state to identify “outstanding individuals and organizations… more »

New SLI issue: Ernest J. Gaines

Posted On September 28, 2017
Categories News & Events

SLI’s new issue: New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines: Man of Letters (Vol. 49.1, contributing ed. Lillie Anne Brown). This essay collection examines selected Gaines texts and narratives in exploration of ways in which the community, as the site for social change, helps define notions of manhood and womanhood, contributes to the… more »

Brenna Skalski

What is your concentration?

Rhetoric and Composition


Why are you majoring in English?

I am studying English so that I can practice skills such as reading comprehension, writing, persuasion, and argumentation for law school. I am also majoring in English because I find the study of rhetoric to be incredibly intriguing and important in… more »

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

Posted On March 22, 2017
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 »

Monica Johnson

Posted On February 17, 2017
Categories Profiles in English

What was your concentration? 


Rhetoric and Composition


Why did you major in English?


I love to read. That is the whole reason I became an English major. I sort of happened into the Rhet-Comp program without knowing what I was getting involved in. I didn’t realize how much I would come to… more »

Laurie Ann Guerrero

Posted On February 16, 2017
Categories News & Events

The Inge Foundation and the Georgia State University Department of English’s Creative Writing Program present Laurie Ann Guerrero on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 11:00 am (reception to follow). The reading will be in the Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place, 23rd Floor.


Laurie Ann Guerrero received the Academy of American Poets… more »

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 »