Mon, 12/10/2018 - 1:37pm
Author, speaker, and storyteller Regina E. Mason will present “Gina’s Story: The Life of William Grimes as Art and Testimony.” Mason is the great-great-great granddaughter of William Grimes, the author of the first published US American slave narrative, who was held in bondage in many states, including Georgia, She will discuss her journey as a researcher to recover the story of her ancestor in relation to themes of belonging and citizenship.…
Mon, 12/10/2018 - 1:28pm
The 2019 Barbara Methvin Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Taylor Hagood, who will be speaking on ""'Courage to Look:':  Authenticity, Class, and Pragmatic Discourse in Southern Literature and Culture." Dr. Hagood teaches American literature, with specialization in the writing of William Faulkner, African American literature, and the literature and culture of the United States South at Florida Atlantic University, where he is Professor of English…
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 2:26pm
Bethany Polentz graduated from UGA in 1996 with a BA in English. She is currently Vice President of Experience Strategy, Customer Insights, & Experience Design for Wells Fargo Bank. She has also worked for Ebates.com, Alta Vista, and UCSF. From 2004 to 2007, she was the Director of San Francisco Women on the Web. Ms. Polentz returns to Park Hall to discuss the value of a humanities degree in the world of "big business." After a short…
Thu, 11/08/2018 - 3:49pm
Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe presents lawyer, scholar, and author Sarah Deer (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) for her annual American Indian Returnings (AIR) Talk.  This year's AIR Talk will take place on the Autumnal Equinox, Thursday, September 19th, at 4:15 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium at the Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St, Athens, GA 30602.  This event is free and open to the public. Deer has…
Mon, 10/22/2018 - 2:27pm
The University of Georgia’s Undergraduate English Association is pleased to host author Rebecca Ross in Park Hall for a discussion of her journey to publication and tips to aspiring authors on Tuesday, November 6th. The event is made possible with support from Christine Lasek-White, Assistant Director of the University’s Creative Writing Program. The conversation will take place in Park’s room 265 (200 Baldwin St, Athens, GA, 30602) from 5-6 p.m…
Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:14pm
The Department of English is delighted to host Dr. Amit Baishya who will present from his new research that explores the intersections between postcolonial theory and animal theory.  His lecture is titled “Endangered (and Endangering) Species: Exploring the Animacy Hierarchy in Malik Sajad’s Munnu”. The Ballew Lecture Series is organized by the Department of English, University of Georgia. Dr. Baishya teaches courses on postcolonial studies,…
Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:04am
Join us for a roundtable discussion of Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day and the history of the Sapelo Islands in Georgia. Members of the roundtable are Dr. Ruth Morse, professeur des universités at Paris-Sorbonne-Cité (Diderot) and Dr. Melissa Cooper, an assistant professor history at Rutgers University – Newark and author of the new book Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination, and UGA Ph.D. candidate in…
Fri, 10/19/2018 - 9:57am
Jean-Christophe Mayer is a Research Professor employed by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is also a member of the Institute for Research on the Renaissance, the Neo-classical Age and the Enlightenment (IRCL) at Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier. His latest monograph is entitled Shakespeare’s Early Readers: A Cultural History from 1590 to 1800 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018). Since 2017, he is an…
Fri, 10/19/2018 - 9:34am
Sarah Hatchuel is Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 (France) and President of the Société Française Shakespeare. She has written extensively on adaptations of Shakespeare's plays and on tv series; she is general co-editor of Shakespeare on Screen (Cambridge University Press) and of the online journal TV/Series.  This talk will explore scenes from films and television series in which Shakespeare's…
Fri, 10/19/2018 - 9:31am
The papers on this panel will examine how speech can be translated to silence, and how silence functions within selected plays by Shakespeare. This panel is part of the Scenes in the Other’s Language, hosted by the University of Georgia Department of English. Sponsored by Georgia Humanities, the FACE Foundation, University of Georgia, CNRS, IRCL, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, and the Willson Center for Humanities & Arts. All events…