Category Archives: English

Why is Shakespeare Still Relevant?

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Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.  Born in Stratford upon Avon to John Shakespeare, an alderman and glove maker, and Mary Arden Shakespeare, William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564.  There is no … Continue reading

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Upcoming Library Workshop: “Teaching with Archival Objects,” April 14, Library South 8

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Morna Gerrard, GSU’s Women and Gender Collections Archivist, Jill Anderson, History/African-American Studies/Women’s Studies Librarian, and Jessica Rose, Graduate Teaching Assistant, English, will be offering a workshop for faculty and graduate students on “Teaching with Archival Objects” from 2pm – 4pm … Continue reading

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In Memory of Harper Lee, 1926–2016

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Novelist Harper Lee died this morning in Monroeville, Alabama at the age of 89.  She shot to fame in 1960 with the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, which won the Pulitzer Prize the following year.  A movie version, released in … Continue reading

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Black History Month: African American Writers

Black History Month honors and celebrates the contributions of African Americans in the rich fabric of American life and culture.  This week, the GSU Library honors African American writers. While the roll of celebrated writers is long, the following authors … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshop: “Teaching with Archival Sources”

Morna Gerrard, GSU’s Women and Gender Collections Archivist, and Jill Anderson, History/African-American Studies/Women’s Studies Librarian, will be offering a workshop for faculty and graduate students on “Teaching with Archival Sources” from 2-3:30pm on Wednesday, March 11 in the Colloquium Room, … Continue reading

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New Database: DARE–Dictionary of American Regional English

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The Georgia State University Library is pleased to announce the addition of the online version of DARE: Dictionary of American Regional English to our collections. Each DARE entry defines a regional word or phrase, provides pronunciation and etymology, identifies the … Continue reading

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National Day on Writing

If you were wondering what was going on yesterday on the Library Plaza, it was the celebration of the National Day on Writing sponsored by the Georgia State University English Department.  What is National Day on Writing? It’s a United … Continue reading

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Library Workshop: Teaching with Archival Sources

Morna Gerrard, GSU’s Women and Gender Collections Archivist, and Jill Anderson, History/African-American Studies/Women’s Studies Librarian, will be offering a workshop for faculty and graduate students on “Teaching with Archival Sources” from 11 am – 12:30 pm on Thursday, October 9 … Continue reading

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Dr. Stephen Dobranski appointed Distinguished University Professor

Dr. Stephen Dobranski, Professor in the English Department, will begin a five-year appointment July 1st , 2014 as Distinguished University Professor. He has been appointed in recognition of his outstanding records in research, teaching, and mentoring students in research. Professors … Continue reading

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Atlanta Studies Symposium, April 4, 2014

The Atlanta Studies Symposium, an interdisciplinary meeting of scholars, will be held at Georgia State University on April 4, 2014 at Centennial Hall.  This year’s symposium will feature keynote addresses from Clarence Stone, author of Regime Politics: Governing Atlanta, 1946-1988, … Continue reading

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