Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:57am
NoViolet Bulawayo will speak on “The Immigrant Experience in America” at the 2019 Betty Jean Craige Lecture. Bulawayo grew up in Zimbabwe. She earned her MFA from Cornell University, where she was a recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship, and has also held fellowships at Princeton, Harvard, and Stanford, where she now teaches fiction. Bulawayo’s debut novel, We Need New Names, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and The Guardian’s First…
Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:48pm
CULTURAL Awareness Spring 2018 drt 5 (002).pdf
Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:19pm
"Dissidence and the Critical Humanities" (as part of the Willson Research Seminar:  Cultural and Linguistic Identity in the Americas) Dr. Luiz Fernando Valente Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and Comparative Literature, Brown University Body, Law, and Desire in Guimarães Rosa's Corpo de Baile Luiz Fernando Valente is Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and Comparative Literature at Brown University. A past President of…
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 9:19am
Shu-mei Shih is a professor of comparative literature, Asian languages and cultures, and Asian American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among other works, her book, Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations Across the Pacific (2007), has been attributed as having inaugurated a new field of study called Sinophone Studies. Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader (2013) is a textbook that she co-edited for the field.…
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:59pm
Dr. Earl Fitz, Professor of Portuguese, Spanish, and Comparative Literature at Vanderbilt University, will give a lecture on March 23 as part of the Faculty Research Seminar Series about Identity in the Americas. The event is organized by Frans Weiser from Comparative Literature, and Dr. Fitz's visit is supported through the assistance of the Willson Center for the Humanities, Comparative Literature, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies…
Mon, 12/19/2016 - 4:38pm
Viet Thanh Nguyen's February 13 visit is supported by the Department of Comparative Literature and is part of the Global Georgia Initiative from the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. The prestigious lecture honors Dr. Betty Jean Craige, Professor Emerita and former director of the Willson Center. Viet Thanh Nguyen is a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for his 2015 novel The Sympathizer. His follow-up, 2016’s Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the…
Tue, 09/13/2016 - 11:04am
Title: “The Only Game in Town: Early Buddhist Translations Into Chinese” The talk examines the earliest translations of Buddhist doctrine into Chinese, apparently by teams of translators working with secondhand sources. These texts show attention to the contexts of reception— in other words the cultural situation into which Buddhist ideas would be integrated. It is cohosted by Comparative Literature and the Willson Center at UGA. For the…
Fri, 09/02/2016 - 3:36pm
Wed, 08/24/2016 - 9:32pm
Dr. Ben Frey, Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina, will give a talk titled ""Negotiating with Giants: Agency and Interaction in Language Shift" as part of the “Linguistic Identity in the Americas” Faculty Research Seminar taking place at UGA during 2016-17. These events are co-organized with the Germanic and Slavic Studies Department. Thursday, September 8th, at 3:30pm 250 Miller Learning Center When…
Sun, 03/01/2015 - 3:23pm