The Sarah Larson Lecture Series is pleased to announce its fall event on the Dunwoody campus, Art and Authorship in Black Panther: Historical African Imagery in a Contemporary American Film. The lecture will be given by Dr. Amanda H. Hellman, Curator of African Art, Michael A. Carlos Museum, Emory University on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 1 p.m. in the C Auditorium (NC 1100) at Dunwoody. This event is free and open to the public. Professors are encouraged to bring their students.
Here is more information about the talk:
Black Panther, released in January 2018 to record-breaking commercial and critical success, tells the story of an African country that hides its wealth under the veil of a colonial-ravaged, impoverished nation. The film thus employs typical notions of African poverty—of health, wealth, and modernity—to subsequently break down such stereotypes. To do this, the film uses Pan-African imagery to embolden and empower at a time when African American political and social worlds and safety are being reexamined after decades of being disregarded by the mainstream. This talk asks who gets to take such liberties with visual material, what are the historical implications, and does it actually do a disservice to the cultures involved?
Additional event information may be requested by emailing Neeley Gossett at Ngossett1@gsu.edu.
The Chattahoochee Review is pleased to welcome novelist Julia Franks to Perimeter College at Georgia State University for a reading of and discussion about the writing of her debut work, Over the Plain Houses, winner of the 2018 Townsend Prize for Fiction. The reading and book discussion will take place as follows
- Wednesday Oct. 3, 2018: SH-1500 (Classrooms Building) on the Decatur campus from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018: NB-1601 (Student Center) on the Dunwoody campus from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
The Chattahoochee Review is pleased to announce that registration for the 2018 Townsend Prize for Fiction Award Ceremony is now open.
The event will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the DeKalb History Center in downtown Decatur from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Registration for the event runs from March 1 through April 13.
To register for the event, go to its Eventbrite site at: 2018 Townsend Prize. More information about the biennial prize and the award ceremony can be found on the Townsend Prize Website at: http://chattahoocheereview.gsu.edu/townsend-prize/. Perimeter College at Georgia State University is the custodian of the Townsend Prize for Fiction, with The Chattahoochee Review serving as its co-administrator alongside the Georgia Center for the Book.
The Chattahoochee Review (TCR) is pleased to welcome novelist Brad Watson to Perimeter College at Georgia State University on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, for a reading of and discussion about the writing of his celebrated recent work of fiction, Miss Jane. The reading and book discussion will take place in NB-2100/2101 (Student Center) on the Dunwoody campus from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
All are welcome to attend, and faculty members in the English and Humanities department are strongly encouraged to bring their classes. Light refreshments will be served during the book sales and signing at the end of the discussion.
Georgia State University will host Revival: Lost Southern Voices Festival, a two-day literary festival celebrating underappreciated writers of Southern poetry and prose, on Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 2018, at the university’s Dunwoody Campus.
This year’s festival brings a fresh group of voices highlighting their favorite “forgotten” Southern inspirations, including John Williams talking about legendary music manager and producer Bill Lowery; Georgia’s Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham on poet Seaborn Jones, and African American literary historian Trudier Harris spotlighting the “forgotten” author of “The Darkest Child,” Delores Phillips. The packed two-day schedule also includes Atlanta actor and playwright Brenda Bynum performing a play based on author Lillian Smith’s words, and Jim Auchmutey, writer and former Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter, with an appreciation of Southern cookbook legend Henrietta Dull.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Meals are available for a charge. To register and to find out more about the program, visit the Lost Southern Voices website.
Clarkston Spanish Club
Narrativa Poética del Caribe
Poetry and Guitar
Thursday, November 30th
2:30 – 3:30 PM
WITH Isaias Celedon
Poet, Writer, & Musician from Colombia
Georgia State University
Clarkston, GA 30021
Free to the public.
For further information, please contact Dr. José Cortes at firstname.lastname@example.org