American Indian Returnings (AIR) Talk Featuring Chadwick Allen

Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe presents scholar and author Chadwick Allen for her annual American Indian Returnings (AIR) Talk.  This year's AIR Talk will take place on the Autumnal Equinox, Thursday, September 20th, at 4:15 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium at the Georgia Museum, 90 Carlton St, Athens, GA 30602.  Please join us for this free event.

Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," Polidori's "The Vampyre," and the Nature of Being

Nick Groom is professor of English literature at the University of Exeter, an author on subjects ranging from the history of the Union Jack to Thomas Chatterton, has edited several books and regularly appears on television, radio and at literary festivals as an authority on English Literature, seasonal customs, J. R. R. Tolkien, the “Gothic” and “British” and “English” identities.

"Dixie" and the Appropriation of Cultures: A Lecture by Coleman Hutchison

Where does the idea of "Dixie" come from? This lecture, by Coleman Hutchison, will provide an answer that question. Please join us on Wednesday, April 18, at 4:30, in Park Hall 265, as Professor Hutchison talks about "'Dixie' and the Appropriation of Cultures." Coleman Hutchison is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas-Austin.

Plan, Prepare, React: a presentation from the Office of Emergency Preparedness

Pete Golden from the Office of Emergency Preparedness will visit to discuss what to do in the event that an active shooter is in our building. An active shooter is defined as an armed person who has used deadly force on people and continues to do so while having unrestricted access to additional victims. Although active shooter incidents on college campuses are rare events, the shootings which occurred on the Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University and other campuses demonstrate that faculty, staff and students should be ready for any type of emergency.

Shakespeare's Henry V: A Joint Work Session

Sujata Iyengar (University of Georgia, UGA) and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III, UPVM), co-principal investigators of the Partner University Fund grant "Scene-Stealing/Ravir la Scène," are pleased to open to the public a work session on Shakespeare's Henry V, with faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral students from UGA and UPVM at the University of Georgia. Our event is scheduled to begin at 1:25 and end at 4:25. Presenters include Nora Galland and Charlene Cruxent from UPVM. 

2018 Methvin Lecture: “Civil Rights and Commensality," Dr. Rafia Zafar

Please mark your calendars for this year’s Barbara Lester Methvin Lecture, which will be given by Professor Rafia Zafar of Washington University in St. Louis.  Her topic is “Civil Rights and Commensality: Meals and Meaning in Anne Moody, Alice Walker, and Ernest Gaines.” Professor Zafar received her B.A. from City College of New York; her M.A. from Columbia University; and her Ph.D. from Harvard University.