Mon, 11/04/2019 - 3:15pm
Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Anna Brickhouse, Professor of English at the University of Virginia and award-winning author of The Unsettlement of America (Oxford, 2014) and Transamerican Literary Relations and the Nineteenth-Century Public Sphere (Cambridge, 2005). Professor Brickhouse’s talk, “An Earthquake History of the Americas” is based on her current research, for which she was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. This talk…
Mon, 10/21/2019 - 4:35pm
The UGA English Department is pleased to present the 8th Annual Barbara Methvin Lecture: "Parade Coming! Segregation and Street Performances in the Photography of Eudora Welty," given by Dr. Annette Trefzer, Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi.  This event, sponsored by Barbara Methvin Professor Dr. John Lowe, is free and open to the public.
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 8:50pm
Dr. Oumelbanine Zhiri is a Professor of French Literature at the University of California, San Diego. Her talk explores the global intellectual culture of the early seventeenth century, and the participation of non-Europeans in the birth of modernity. Worldmaking, or global imagining, is a feature of early modern culture, best symbolized by the globes that became an important and prestigious production in Europe. However, intellectual world…
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 2:56pm
"Discerning the Devil Among Us: The Spiritual Instruction of Murder on the Early Modern Stage and Page," Mary Floyd-Wilson, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor and Chair of the Department of English and comparative literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mary Floyd-Wilson works in the field of early modern English literature, primarily drama placed in cultural, social, and intellectual contexts. Past projects…
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 12:31pm
Dr. Barbara Fuchs's lecture is hosted by the Early Modern Studies Research Group, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant-funded research project in the Global Georgia Initiative of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. Matching funds are provided by Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the departments of English, History, Romance Languages, and Film Studies; as well as the Bulletin of the Comediantes, a journal devoted to the study of…
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 2:14pm
Peggy Preacely participated in the historic 1960s Freedom Rides with Georgia activists Julian Bond and Rep. John Lewis. Throughout the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia, Maryland, and other southern states, she registered voters in rural communities as a member of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee). In the North, she worked to desegregate schools in Boston. She is the great great granddaughter of William and Ellen Craft, fugitive…
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 2:24pm
UGA's Colloquium in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century British Literature and the Franklin College Office of Inclusion & Diversity Leadership presents: "for dead weight": Sugar, Literature, and Anti-Slavery Material Culture," a lecture by a 2019 Franklin Visiting Fellow, Dr. Patricia Matthew (Associate Professor, Montclair State University) When British abolitionists called for a sugar boycott in the late 1790s, they pointed to women as key…
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 2:19pm
Join us for the lecture “Was It Justice? Convict Labor And The Practice Of Punishment In America,” by Dr. Mary Ellen Curtin, associate professor of history at American University. The lecture will explore the history of forced labor as legal punishment for men and women, black and white. The event is co-sponsored by Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, UGA Department of History, and UGA Department of…
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 4:53pm
The Leighton M. Ballew Lecture Series presents Kathleen Diffley, "Old Times There: Civil War Stories, Charlotte's The Land We Love, and the Lost Cause as Postmemory"  Kathleen Diffley is Associate Professor of English at the University of Iowa and Director of the Civil War Caucus at the M/MLA.  Author of Where My Heart Is Turning Ever: Civil War Stories and Constitution Reform, 1861-1876 (Georgia, 1992), she has also edited To Live and Die:…
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 3:47pm
Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English Jed Rasula will host poet Charles Bernstein as the 2019 Lanier Speaker.  This free event will take place on Wednesday, April 10th at 5 p.m. in Theatre C1 at Ciné, 234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601. Bernstein is the Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches poetry and poetics, with an emphasis on modernist and…