Cultural Front: A Notebook on Literary Art, DH, and Emerging Ideas celebrates Barbara McCaskill's storytelling

McCaskill Craft Book

Barbara McCaskill's Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery: William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory was featured on the nationally syndicated Criminal podcast ("In Plain Sight," Episode #59, 1/20/17).  In a review of that episode published on the blog Cultural Front:  A Notebook on Literary Art, Digital Humanities, and Emerging Ideas, blogger and professor of literature Howard Rambsy II celebrates McCaskill's use of what he calls the "time-honored" storytelling approach to create new audiences for a story of "mystery, drama and suspense, humor, and all kinds of

Professor LeAnne Howe Speaks about Native American Heritage Month at UGA

LeAnne Howe

November is Native American Heritage month at the University of Georgia. The Institute of Native American Studies, Native American Student Association, the University Union and the Multicultural Services and Programs are coming together throughout the month of November to host various events highlighting and promoting education on indigenous heritage.

Congratulations to English Major Madison Hogan

Madison Hogan

Congratulations to English major Madison Hogan for winning the Clearest Communication award in this year's Spotlight on the Arts 4 minutes, 33 seconds  poster competition! Madison's poster is based on the research she did as an independent study on medieval manuscripts for Dr Cynthia Camp as part of the Hargrett Hours Project.

Barbara McCaskill on Georgia Public Television

Barbara McCaskill

Professor Barbara McCaskill is featured in videos about the Albany Movement and activist John Lewis for Georgia Public Television's new Civil Rights Movement curricular site. Cosponsored by the Georgia Department of Education, this virtual learning site collects images, music, maps, archival documents, artwork, videos and photographs that tell the story about the Movement in Georgia and the US. 

Rosenbaum secures NEH grant

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Dr Susan Rosenbaum and her collaborators at Davidson College have secured a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to support Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde (, their online digital exploration of Mina Loy's position within modernist avant-garde movements like Dadaism, Futurism, and Surrealism. You can read the NEH press release at  

Congratulations to our Graduating MA and PhD Students!

Our newly minted PhDs with their major advisors

The University of Georgia English Department is thrilled to announce that twelve students have graduated with an MA or a PhD in English in Spring 2017.  The graduates are listed below, with conferred degree, dissertation or thesis title, and the members of their committees.

John Bazzle
"Deep Video"
Committee members: McKnight, Henken, Zawacki, Pizzino

Elizabeth Cunningham
“Women & Children”
Committee members: Zawack, Pavlic, Rasula