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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...
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 »
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 »
We wish we could celebrate our graduating seniors in person this spring.
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 »
Maggie Geeslin, recipient of the Eleanor M. Pratt Scholarship (freshman & sophomore level).
Maggie writes: I am currently working on recording an album with my band, Lunar Vacation, and writing a screenplay with a friend from Vancouver (two things I have never tried before)! In the near future, I hope to graduate, sit… more »
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.)
Each year, English Department faculty serving… more »
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 »
We are proud to announce the launch of the first episode of the Five Points podcast. The Five Points podcast strives to create a discussion beyond the pages of the journal and engage readers with new content.
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 »