Georgia State University’s English and History Departments Receive Grant to Transform Humanities Education

Georgia State University’s Student Innovation Fellowship Program, along with its English and History Departments, have been awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Next Generation Humanities Ph.D. grant to improve Ph.D. students’ learning and prospective career experience.

The Next Generation Ph.D. program addresses the need for humanities Ph.D. students to be better prepared for… more »

In Memoriam: William “Bill” Sessions

Posted On August 16, 2016 by Tiffany Carter
Categories English, News

The College of Arts and Sciences is sad to announce the passing of William “Bill” Sessions, Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Georgia State University. Sessions was a gifted professor, well respected by the English community. 

“He was a man of many amazing experiences,” said Paul Voss, English professor and family friend. “He was… more »

English Department’s Field School on Publishing

ATLANTA- The English department took seven undergraduate students to New York City last spring break for a domestic field school featuring the publishing industry under the supervision of Megan Sexton. The trip lasted four days and was packed with trips to visit publishers and literary agents, among other activities.

Megan Sexton, who received her Ph.D.… more »

Welcome to Atlanta

Korean teachers explore city, observe classes to strengthen their own teaching

Dasom Kim remembers seeing photos of the Georgia Aquarium in one of the textbooks she uses in her English classroom in Daejeon, South Korea.

She was keen to see the place up close when she arrived in Atlanta this summer as part of the… more »

2016 Dean’s Early Career Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce this year’s Dean’s Early Career Award winners: Assistant Professors Jeffrey Boortz of Art and Design, Zhipeng Cai of Computer Science, Gina Marie Caison of English, Nadine Kabengi of Chemistry and Geosciences and Jennifer Craft Morgan of Gerontology.

The Dean’s Early Career Awards provide research funding… more »

Spring Break Study Abroad Programs

Posted On March 8, 2016

Spring Break study abroad programs are unique study abroad experiences that open up the opportunity to study abroad to a wide variety of GSU students. Have you ever thought to study abroad sounded great but there’s a long list of reasons that it “just isn’t for me”? The program costs are too high? Can’t take that much time… more »

Visiting Lecturer Wins Philip Levine Prize for Poetry Collection

It was a dreary Sunday when English visiting lecturer Andrea Jurjević received the call that she had been selected as the winner of the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. Out of more than 900 submissions, her first book, “Small Crimes” was the winner.

“The weather was particularly crappy and I was about to take a… more »

Halloween: How it All Began

October brings haunted houses, pranks, costumes, tricks and treats all in the name of the second-most-celebrated holiday in the United States—Halloween.

But Halloween as we know it wasn’t always celebrated in America. In fact, it wasn’t until the 1840s that Halloween began to evolve into the U.S. holiday that it is today, said folklore expert… more »

Associate Dean Pearl McHaney Receives Professorship to Increase Awareness of Southern Literature

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that Pearl McHaney, associate dean of fine arts and professor of English, has received the Kenneth M. England Professorship of Southern Literature.

The Kenneth M. England Professorship is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences’ English Department. The endowment was established to support teaching,… more »