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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 »
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, culture, politics, and history. Reading isn’t merely a fun pastime; it’s a vehicle for critical thinking… more »
Undergraduate students majoring in English at Georgia State may apply for the program. Undergraduate students in other programs of the university will be considered. For all undergraduates, it is a prerequisite for this program that students must have completed at least 6 hours in 3000-level courses with a C or above. Program size is limited… more »
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 »
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.
My concentration is Creative Writing, specifically fiction.
Why did you major in English?
I was fortunate enough to have chosen my major based entirely on what I enjoy. I have always been fascinated by the simplicity of pencil and paper and the creations that have spawned from writers and artists alike.… more »