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.

https://ctlsites.uga.edu/hargretthoursproject/

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

Image from mina-loy.com

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 (http://mina-loy.com/), 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 https://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2017-08-02.  

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
PhD
"Deep Video"
Committee members: McKnight, Henken, Zawacki, Pizzino

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

Writing Intensive Program brings local students to campus

Madison Garrett leads a group of Cleveland Road Elementary School students in a writing exercise

The UGA English Department's Writing Intensive Program, directed by Dr Lindsey Harding, brought a group of Cleveland Road Elementary School students to campus this spring to work with the department's undergrads and to engage in a writing workshop of their own. Dr Harding has been working all year with these students, who are enrolled in the Clarke County School District's English to Speakers of Other Languages program, helping them improve their written English skills.

In Memoriam: Lance Wilder

Lance Wilder, courtesy of Leslie Petty

The English Department at the University of Georgia is deeply saddened to announce the death of one of its longtime members. Dr. Lance Wilder, Senior Lecturer in the department, was also an alumnus, having come to UGA to work on his doctorate after completing a bachelor’s degree in English at Furman University (1992) and a master’s at Baylor University (1995). He wrote his dissertation, “Dark Wanderers: Gypsies in Nineteenth-Century British Poetry,” under the joint direction of Dr. Tricia Lootens and Dr. Anne Williams at UGA, receiving his Ph.D. in 2004.