News & Events

English Department News, Spring 2021: Major Administrative Changes in the Department

Posted On July 18, 2021
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 After six years of leading the English Department, Lynée Gaillet is stepping down as chair. As of July 1, Audrey Goodman, who has been serving as the associate chair, will be the new chairperson. Our new associate chair is Elizabeth Lopez, and her replacement as the director of Lower-Division Studies and the Writing Studio is Michael Harker. Chris Kocela is handing… more »

Ashley Holmes: Provost’s Faculty Research Fellowship & Humanities Research Center Faculty Fellow

Posted On April 24, 2021
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Ashley Holmes will participate in the first ever Humanities Research Center Maymester Virtual Writers’ Retreat. The HRC fellows will spend the four weeks of Maymester working on their research and writing, while meeting on a regular basis to report on their progress and to cheer each other on. Holmes also learned that the Provost’s Faculty… more »

Lecturer in English (Rhetoric and Composition)

The Department of English at Georgia State University invites applications for the anticipated position of Lecturer at its downtown Atlanta campus, which serves a diverse and growing undergraduate and graduate student body. Situated in the cultural and economic center of the Southeast, GSU is a vibrant urban public research institution ranked nationally as a leader… more »

Maymester 2021. Virtual Study Abroad: Engaging Contemporary South African Literature

Posted On February 24, 2021
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Sponsor: College of Arts & Sciences, Department of English Program Directors: Renée Schatteman, Associate Professor, and Beth Gylys, Professor Course Numbers: English 3965/8756 (undergraduate and graduate literature course in postcolonial studies) and English 4205/8900 (undergraduate and graduate creative writing course)

What is the course about?

In this three-week virtual Study Abroad program, you will… more »

Sarah Bramblett Won 2nd Place in the Three Minute Thesis Doctoral Competition!

Posted On August 12, 2020
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Rhetoric & Composition PhD candidate Sarah Bramblett placed second in the Three Minute Thesis doctoral competition. Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition which helps to develop academic, presentation and research communication skills. It supports the development of students’ capacities to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.… more »

English Department Student Awards 2019-2020

Posted On April 29, 2020
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Congratulations to all of our nominees and award winners for the 2019-2020 academic year!

The English Department is unable to hold our spring open house and awards ceremony to honor our students  for their writing and scholarship. (Award winners will receive their certificates at a later date.)

Essay Awards

Each year, English Department faculty serving… more »

“A Blind Medium? Radio Drama and Disability.”

Posted On February 26, 2020
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The Department of English presents a lecture by Emily Bloom of Columbia University: “A Blind Medium? Radio Drama and Disability.”

The first generation of radio scholars labeled radio “the blind medium” and returned obsessively to cataloging the benefits and drawbacks of blindness. This talk will consider the central role of disability metaphors for defining early radio… more »