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...As a graduate student, I have been mentored and supported by professors who take my somewhat non-traditional scholarship and academic inquiry seriously and who are not hesitant to rigorously challenge me...
Why are you majoring in English? I believe that the humanities—particularly the study of literature—are necessary for one’s development as a whole person. I see literature as a window into analyzing social problems, ...
The University of Georgia Press has just released Assistant Professor Gina Caison’s new book, Red States: Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism, and Southern Studies, as part of their New Southern Studies Series.
From Amazon: Red States uses a regional focus in order to examine the tenets of white southern nativism and Indigenous resistance to colonialism in the U.S. South.… more »
Folk traditions in the South, from quilts to distilling to music, all have roots around the globe. A new book by a Georgia State University professor illuminates the humble practice of pottery in that context.
“Global Clay: Themes in World Ceramic Traditions” is the result of years of… more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »