Clark Lunberry: Writing on Water

Interdisciplinary artist Clark Lunberry will talk about creating site-specific poetry installations and introduce a new work for the UGA campus. Lunberry is a Professor of English at the University of North Florida and the author of Sites of Performance: Of Time and Memory (Anthem Press 2014) and Writing on Water | Writing on Air (University of North Florida 2016). His large-scale poems placed on water and windows include recent installations in Oxford, England; Paris, France; Toronto, Canada; Tokyo and Hiroshima, Japan; and Stanford University. 

"A Brief History of Creative Flux: GTA Preparation at the University of Alabama"

As part of the SEC Faculty Exchange grant, Lucas Niiler (Director, First Year Writing Program, University of Alabama) and his team are coming to the department to observe our program and exchange thoughts about ePortfolios, curriculum, teacher training, and the rest. The FYC administrative team (Drs. Desmet, Miller, and Steger) will go to Tuscaloosa in November for a return site visit.

"The Making of Jane Austen," Devoney Looser, Professor of English, Arizona State University

Professor Looser (Professor of English, Arizona State University) has authored or edited numerous books on women's writing, including Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750-1850 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008), British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-1820 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005), and Jane Austen and the Discourses of Feminism (Palgrave, 1995). 

Digital Humanities Colloquium Speaker: Thomas Herron

The Digital Humanities Colloquium has invited Professor Thomas Herron as its April speaker to talk about his project "Centering Spenser" and the use of mapping and rich markup techniques to create a virtual version of the ruined Kilcolman Castle in Ireland. 

You can receive further information from Sujata Iyengar ( or Emily McGinn (, or visit the project website at

James Chandler, "The Opium Connection: De Quincey, Dickens, and D.W. Griffith"

Please join us for a Joint Seminar of the Georgia Colloquium in Eighteenth & Nineteenth-Century British Literature and The Interdisciplinary Modernism/s Workshop, with James Chandler, Willson Center Distinguished Lecturer. We will pre-circulate Professor Chandler's paper; those interested in receiving access to the paper, please contact Alex Edwards at 

Friday, March 17, 2016. 3:30pm-5:00pm. Russell Special Collections Building, Room 285

Writing for Love, Money, and Applause (and to Snag Academic Jobs, Tenure, and Promotions)

As with the weather, everyone talks about how bad academic writing is, but no one does anything about it. So much of graduate education is focused on mastering content that there’s little time to think about sentences, about how to craft a narrative that entertains as it enlightens, about how to keep the reader engaged—or even acknowledge the wacky notion that if you want to be read, you need to think about the reader.