Wed, 09/18/2019 - 2:05pm
First year Ph.D. student Laura Theobald has published a book of poetry with Disorder Press.  Kokomo is now available for purchase. From the press's website: "Theobald’s poems unabashedly invite us to escape with her to the private island of her mind. On these invisible beaches, loneliness and desperation reign, and comfort is found in the companionship of a cat or in holding your favorite stuffed animal, in baking cakes and stuffing butterflies…
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 2:20pm
Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 W 52nd St. in New York City, will host a reading of Savage Conversations, Tuesday, October 8th at 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. 
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 2:04pm
Eidson Professor LeAnne Howe reads from her new fiction at the Oklahoma Book Festival  on Saturday, September 21, 2019 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Ida Sutton Williams Headliner Tent, Boat House District in Oklahoma City.  More than 100 authors, poets, and book illustrators will gather with thousands of book fans and readers at Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District on for the second annual Oklahoma Book Festival. The event is presented by the Oklahoma…
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 2:09pm
Sidonia Serafini, doctoral student of UGA’s Department of English, curated for the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries an exhibit titled The New South and New Slavery: Convict Labor in Georgia. The exhibit opens July 26 and will be on display through December. It examines the forced labor of prisoners in Georgia from the start of the convict lease system in 1868 until the abolition of the chain gang in 1945. The exhibit…
Thu, 07/18/2019 - 3:28pm
Dr. Sujata Iyengar visited the University of Minnesota in April 2019 to brainstorm with an international team of scholars who are developing a digital project, "Citizen Shakespeare," that will connect members of the public with Shakespearean outreach projects. Watch this space for updates and the launch of the website. Let Dr. Iyengar know about your public Shakespeare projects if you'd like to be included in our annotated map and database!…
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 2:10pm
Wilbert Coburn Freer passed away February 26, 2019, in the Episcopal Church Home, Rochester, NY. He was born in the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, to Lillian Hicks Glascock and Bruce Glascock on November 5, 1939.  He grew up in Portland, OR, graduated from Roosevelt High School, received BAs in Mathematics and English Literature (Lewis and Clark College), and a Doctorate in English (University of Washington). He taught English and Creative…
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 1:43pm
Professor Barbara McCaskill has accepted an invitation from the selection committee to present the Alain LeRoy Locke Lecture Series at Harvard University's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. The series is established to honor the eminent scholar who was a leading architect of the Harlem Renaissance, the first African American to earn a doctorate from Harvard (PhD Philosophy, 1918), and the first African American to earn a…
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:56pm
This is (Not) What I Expected: Difference  and Dignity through Literature and the Arts: a series of events centered around and inspired by Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric (2014) Claudia Rankine's book Citizen: An American Lyric, serves as a source of healing, or what UGA College of Education professor Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor refers to as "literary and artistic micro-validation": the ways in which books of fiction, literary non-…
Wed, 01/30/2019 - 7:02pm
LeAnne Howe's latest book, SAVAGE CONVERSATIONS (Coffee House Press, 2019), received a glowing review from Foreward Reviews. From the article: "Intriguing, poetic, and disturbing, this play opens up a whole new biographical interpretation for Mary Todd Lincoln." Read the full text here. For more information on Savage Conversations, see the Coffee House Press website.
Sun, 10/21/2018 - 9:43pm
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Georgia Colloquium in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature is collaborating with UGA Libraries, the Department of Theatre and Film, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and the department's own Undergraduate English Association to offer a host of Frankenstein related activities in the month of October. The Frankenreads events are…