Sun, 09/02/2018 - 3:54pm
The University of Georgia (UGA) and the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 (UPVM) and IRCL (UMR5186 CNRS) are delighted to announce a conference, “Scenes in the Other’s Language/Scènes dans la langue de l’autre,” as part of their ongoing collaboration, “Scene-Stealing/Ravir la scène,” sponsored by UGA, UPVM, CNRS, the Partner University Fund, the FACE Foundation, and the Willson Center. This conference is organized in the wake of the…
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 2:56pm
Please join us for the final Symposium on the Book, which this year is addressing Diversity in the Archives. Professor Susan Phillips (Northwestern University) will be our featured plenary speaker, and will give a talk in the second-floor auditorium at 4pm titled "Traveling Salesmen: Trafficking Stereotypes in the Premodern (Print) Marketplace." In her scholarship as well as her teaching, Susie Phillips is interested in the materiality of the…
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:21pm
French: Florence March enseigne la littérature britannique de la première année au Master 2 LLCER, ainsi qu’aux concours. A la croisée des études anglophones et des arts du spectacle vivant, du texte et de la scène, elle travaille sur les théâtres des premier et second XVIIe siècles (Renaissance et Restauration anglaises), leur appropriation par la scène contemporaine, en particulier par les festivals d’arts internationaux comme Le Festival d’…
Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:13am
The Interdisciplinary Modernisms Workshop will host a workshop with Miriam Thaggert, Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Iowa, on Thursday April 27th, 4:00-5:30 at the Willson Center House, 1260 S. Lumpkin Street. Professor Thaggert will discuss a chapter from her book Images of Black Modernism: Verbal and Visual Strategies of the Harlem Renaissance (Amherst: Univ. of MA Press, 2010) as well as a selection…
Mon, 03/20/2017 - 5:44pm
Seán Hewitt was born in 1990 and read English at the University of Cambridge, where he received his college’s Emily Davies and Lilias Sophia Ashworth Hallett scholarships and twice received the Charity Reeves Prize in English. In 2014, he was awarded Arts Council England funding for a series of poems, and in 2015 was selected as one of the Poetry Trust’s Aldeburgh Eight. He won a Northern Writers’ Award in 2016, and is currently studying for a…
Sun, 03/19/2017 - 3:27pm
Benjamin Fagan is Assistant Professor of English at Auburn University, and a specialist in early African American literature and print culture. He was the 2016 Fulbright Visiting Professor in American Studies at the University of Graz, Austria, and has held fellowships from the NEH, American Antiquarian Society, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation (UGA Press, 2016), and editor…
Sun, 03/19/2017 - 2:42pm
Christopher Hanlon is an Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University and the author of America's England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism (Oxford, 2013). He will read from his forthcoming book, Emerson's Memory Loss, which approaches issues of self-reliance and communality by way of Emerson's experience of cognitive decline late in life.
Sun, 03/19/2017 - 2:29pm
The Athens Science Cafe welcomes Dr Bill Kretzschmar to speak on the science of English dialects. This event is sponsored by the UGA Science Library and the Science Cafe. Free and open to the public.
Sun, 03/19/2017 - 1:48pm
Fifth Annual Barbara Methvin Lecture: "'Engulfed in the Fiesta': Reading Our Souths and the Gulf at the Rhythm of Maracas in the Time of Trump" A joint lecture by Professors Keith Cartwright and Dolores Flores-Silva Keith Cartwright is Professor of English at the University of North Florida, where he specializes in African, African American, Southern and Caribbean literatures and cultures.  He is the author of Reading Africa into American…
Mon, 03/13/2017 - 10:14am
The Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts welcome the internationally acclaimed Irish writer Colm Tóibín to the University of Georgia as the second annual Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding March 15-17, 2017. On Thursday, 16 March, Tóibín will give a reading and lecture at 3:30 pm in the UGA Chapel, followed by a book signing at Avid Bookshop at 6 pm.  Tóibín has been shortlisted three times for the Man Booker Prize,…