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Dr. Emmanuelle Peraldo, Professor of British Literature and History of 18th-Century Ideas, has worked extensively on Defoe and Swift. She is also interested in travel literature. Her approach is transdisciplinary and she is particularly interested in the fields of ecocriticism, geocriticism and animal studies. Dr Nora Galland, Associate Professor, researches Premodern Critical Race Studies (PCRS) with a focus on early modern English drama, the…
Professor Enno Ruge, Ludwig-Maximilien University, Munich, will deliver a presentation called "The Baddest Neighbourhood: Players and Puritans on Bankside." He writes: "My talk aims at a revision of prevailing assumptions about the cultural topography of London as an early modern theatrical city. Contrary to accepted notions, it proceeds on the premise that there was no distinct cultural dichotomy between the city and the suburbs. Focussing on…
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The Creative Writing Program welcomes Elizabeth Willis, the first visiting poet in the 2024 Blakely Program, with gratitude to the Diann Blakely Visiting Poet Fund. Currently serving as Professor of Poetry at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Elizabeth Willis’s most recent book is Alive: New and Selected Poems (New York Review Books, 2015), which was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Her other books of poetry include…
Generative AI platforms such as ChatGPT have suddenly thrust the automation of writing into the public spotlight. The machine learning techniques behind Large Language Models such as the GPT series may be new; however, for centuries, humans have attempted to automate writing using mechanical, spiritual, and logical means. The automation of writing parallels a longer history of automation, yet with a twist: each of these attempts to automate…
View on YouTube Suchitra Vijayan is a writer, essayist, lawyer, and photographer working across oral history, state violence, and visual storytelling. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book Midnight's Borders: A People's History of Modern India (Melville House, New York). It included 40 original photographs and was "a genre-bending book of nonfiction—made of stories, encounters, vignettes, and photographs—about home, belonging,…
Co-sponsored with the Department of Philosophy, The Georgia Review, and the Willson Center for Humanities & Arts How does the sentence, a linguistic structure with a kind of grammatical completeness, hold our attention? I focus here on a function of sentences that is highlighted in some of Lydia Davis’ work, using the sentence to represent a process of thinking: evoking the occurrence and path of thinking, not just offering thought…
The HUMANITIES@WORK speaker event will highlight four folks with careers at UGA who started out as humanities majors. This panel will take place on Wednesday, October 11th at 3 p.m. in the Park Hall Auditorium (room 265). This free event is the first in a series that will take place every October. This year's speakers include: Alan Flurry, Director of Communications in the Franklin College at UGA Dr. Mike Merva, Coordinator, Franklin College…

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