Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:53am
Coastal Works; Cultures on the Atlantic Edge (Oxford University Press, 2017), edited by Nicholas Allen, Nick Groom and Jos Smith, was recently reviewed by The Times Literary Supplement. In her review, Pamela Clemit notes that "Coastal Works gives a new turn to archipelagic studies. It musters an extraordinary range of scholarly disciplines – including literary criticism, cultural history, field studies, marine biology, thalassology and…
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:03pm
Mike McClelland's short story "What Used to Be Caracas" was selected for inclusion in The Boston Review's new "Global Dystopias" special print issue, edited by Junot Diaz. https://bostonreview.net/forum-iv
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 5:40pm
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. 
Mon, 08/07/2017 - 3:08pm
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.  
Thu, 06/01/2017 - 1:39pm
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…
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:08pm
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…
Sat, 05/20/2017 - 1:24pm
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…
Thu, 05/11/2017 - 1:23pm
The University of Georgia English Department is home to more than 85 M.A. and Ph.D. students, studying a range of creative and critical work—from creative writing to literary to language studies. This wildly accomplished group of students consistently publish, win awards, and achieve other accolades in their fields of study.  Below are a listing self-reported accomplishments from the Spring 2017 semester. Johnny Damm Johnny Damm’s book, The…
Tue, 04/11/2017 - 2:09pm
Sarah Mayo, a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of English, has been awarded the Social Science Research Council’s International Dissertation Research Fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for her dissertation project “Medical Practice, Medical Performance: Mountebanks in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England.” This project draws on archival resources such as ballads, legal documents, advertisements, and more to…
Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:04pm
Barbara McCaskill's parents grew up in the segregated South under Jim Crow laws. They knew the value of an education and wanted their children to take advantage of the opportunities they were afforded as a result of the civil rights movement, so they instilled the value of history, literature and education in their children, something McCaskill credits for her 25-year career at UGA. "I wanted to pursue a career interest that aligns with my love…