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We are now recruiting for the Northumbria Exchange Program in Newcastle, England.
If you are an English or History major, you have the opportunity to spend a year studying in the north of England earning GSU credits for your major while paying GSU tuition and fees. One semester option negotiable. You continue to… more »
Please join us for a reading by award-winning poet Robert Krut—a former GSU lecturer! Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 2 p.m., Troy Moore Library. Robert Krut is the author of three books: The Now Dark Sky Setting Us All on Fire (Codhill/SUNY Press, 2019), winner of the Codhill Poetry Award; This Is the Ocean (Bona Fide Books, 2013), recipient of the Melissa… more »
The English Department welcomes Lecturer Stephanie Hassan Richardson. Dr. Hassan Richardson explores ways in which communicative strategies across cultures inform composing practices. She also interrogates composition pedagogy as a site for deconstructing potentially unjust and ineffective assessment practices, particularly as they apply to culturally marginalized and/or otherwise disenfranchised communities. Her primary goal as an educator… more »
English Department Lecturer Daniel Holmes won a two-week residency at the Hambidge Center in August 2019 to continue work on a historical novel set in the borderlands of southern Arizona and New Mexico in the 1880s. The Hambidge Center provides a residency program that empowers talented individuals to explore, develop, and express their creative voices; residencies… more »
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 »