Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:37pm
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.  A specialist in early African…
Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:01pm
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…
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:40pm
Beyond the Tenure Track: A Two Day Symposium on Non-Teaching Careers for Graduate Students in the Humanities, sponsored by the Department of English Graduate Program This symposium will give current students the opportunity to hear from alumni of our English Graduate Program who now work in a range of non-teaching fields. The panels will provide concrete advice for graduate students curious about transitioning into non-teaching careers and will…
Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:31am
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…
Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:29am
The question of how (or why, or whether) to commingle queer theory and ecocriticism has become an urgent concern for many theorists writing in the wake of Timothy Morton’s 2010 PMLA essay “Queer Ecology.” While Greg Garrard, for example, thinks that queer theory needs ecocriticism in order to avoid theoretical bankruptcy and irrelevance, Jordy Rosenberg argues exactly the opposite, warning that certain versions of eco-theory are guilty of…
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:13am
Filmmaker James Ponsoldt will visit Ciné for a day of events celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Willson Center on Saturday, Oct. 21. Ponsoldt is a writer and director whose credits include The End of the Tour, The Circle, and “Master of None.” He was raised in Athens. Ponsoldt will introduce special screenings of Peter Bogdanovich’s 1971 masterpiece The Last Picture Show at 3 p.m. and his critically acclaimed 2013 film The Spectacular Now,…
Thu, 10/05/2017 - 2:32pm
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…
Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:45am
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. Please come and welcome our SEC colleagues from UA and think…
Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:17pm
NEW DATE due to Hurricane Irma school cancellations In this talk, Chambers argues that one of the most productive areas of overlap between political and theoretical positions is that which exists between postcolonial studies and feminism. Drawing on Julia Kristeva’s About Chinese Women (1977), Chandra Talpade Mohanty’s “Under Western Eyes” (1984), Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s “Can the Subaltern Speak?” (1988), and Lila Abu-Lughod’s “Do Muslim…
Sun, 07/16/2017 - 2:32pm
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).  Her most recent book, and the subject of her…