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Shakespeare in Italy. Study Abroad in Rome.

Posted On September 13, 2021
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The Department of English is pleased to announce this exciting opportunity to study the world’s most successful writer in the Eternal City (la cittá eterna).

“Shakespeare in Italy”

Study Abroad in Rome.

May 5-May 25, 2022

For Graduate and Undergraduate Students.

Professor Paul J. Voss, Instructor.

This three-week course will read and explore a sample… 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 »

Jay Rajiva Promoted to Associate Professor 

Posted On July 20, 2020

Jay Rajiva Promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations to Jay Rajiva, who was promoted to the rank of associate professor this spring. Rajiva’s research focuses on global anglophone and postcolonial literature and on trauma theory. His first book, Postcolonial Parabola: Literature, Tactility, and the Ethics of Representing Trauma (Bloomsbury 2017), interrogates the relationship between the literary… more »

Elizabeth West Named Co-Director of Academics for CSAD

Posted On June 29, 2020
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Elizabeth West, Professor of English and African American Studies, has been named the first Co-Director of Academics for the College of Arts and Science’s Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora. The Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora (CSAD) aspires to increase worldwide understanding of the resilience of people from Africa and… more »

Congratulations to our Spring 2020 English Department BA Graduates!

Posted On May 2, 2020
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We wish we could celebrate our graduating seniors in person this spring.

Creative Writing

Nicholas Abayomi Samuel Benedict Isaiah Bey Jacell Bland Brooke Boddie Olivia Cambern Cameron Carter Maha Celestine Miranda Corless Lauren Daniel Brooke Floyd Taliyah Holloway Taylor Holmes Kaylee-Marie Johnson Andrea Jovic Mayuni Karr Tommy Maples Flannery McAleer Ross McWaters Eh Moo William… more »

Receive 3 hours of credit while exploring the world of publishing in New York City

Posted On September 18, 2018
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This program is designed to introduce students to the Publishing Industry in New York City. Participants will meet with editors and literary agents affiliated with the nation’s leading publishing houses and agencies. The program also incorporates visits to cultural sites, museums, theater productions, and literary readings. Excursions have included Broadway productions, the Metropolitan Museum of… more »

English Faculty Members Honored at GSU’s Celebrating Faculty Excellence Event

Posted On March 24, 2018
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On May 8, 2018, President Mark Becker and Provost Risa Palm hosted Celebrating Faculty Excellence, an annual event recognizing newly named Regents’ Professors, Distinguished University Professors, faculty award recipients, and faculty receiving promotion and/or tenure. The Department of English was well represented.

Rhetoric and Composition faculty member Ashley Holmes was recognized from her promotion and tenure.

Professor Lynée Gaillet,… more »

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

Posted On March 22, 2017
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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 »

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

Posted On October 3, 2016
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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 »