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2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities

Posted On October 27, 2017
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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
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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 »

Laurie Ann Guerrero

Posted On February 16, 2017
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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
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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 »

Jamaican Maroon Intellectual and Literary Symposium and Performance

Posted On October 5, 2016
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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 »

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

Posted On September 28, 2016
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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 »

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

Posted On May 25, 2016
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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
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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
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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 »