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.

"Harrying": An Open Seminar with Harry Berger, Jr.

Dr. Harry Berger Jr. is the author of 16 books and around a hundred articles. He has taught for six decades at both Yale and the University of California, Santa Cruz. Harry is one of only fifty founding faculty members at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is Professor Emeritus in both the Literature and Art History departments, and he was instrumental in the construction of the History of Consciousness program. There have been many conferences in his honor, and in 2009, a collection of essays entitled, A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger Jr.

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. 

“Disability and Divergent Readers: The History of the Book through Other(ed) Senses," Dr. Jonathan Hsy

Professor Jonathan Hsy is this semester's Franklin College Diversity Fellow. Jonathan Hsy is Associate Professor of English at George Washington University and founding co-director of the GW Digital Humanities Institute. He specializes in medieval literature with interests in translation, material culture, and disability studies. He is the author of Trading Tongues: Merchants, Multilingualism, and Medieval Literature (2013), and one of his current book projects explores autobiographical writing by medieval authors who self-identified as blind or deaf.

"The Scarcities of Udolpho," Dr. Scott MacKenzie

In a 1780 parliamentary speech, “On Economical Reform,” Edmund Burke asserts that the British royal household “has lost all that was stately and venerable in the antique manners, without retrenching anything of the cumbrous charge of a Gothic establishment” and is populated by “grim spectres of departed tyrants—the Saxon, the Norman, and the Dane; the stern Edwards and fierce Henries—who stalk from desolation to desolation, through the dreary vacuity, and melancholy succession of chill and comfortless chambers.” The proposed reforms that Burke introduced with that speech included effo