Groups on Campus

The resources listed below include links to campus groups that present great opportunities for students. 


The Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives is an open public resource made up of stories from people just like you about their experiences learning to read, write, and generally communicate with the world around them. If you have a compelling story to share (it can be text, video, audio, or a combination of formats), we’d love to hear it.

Five Points 

Five Points is ranked in the top ten magazines in the nation by Every Writer’s Resource. Works first published in Five Points have been selected to appear in Best American Short StoriesBest American Poetry, O’Henry Prize Stories, Pushcart Best of the Small PressesNew Stories from the SouthUtne ReaderHarper’s, and Poetry Daily. Previous contributors include Richard Bausch, Ann Beattie, Frederick Busch, Edward Hirsch, Barbara Hamby, David Kirby, Philip Levine, W.S. Merwin, Joyce Carol Oates, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Christine Stewart, Martin Walls, Charles Wright and many others.

liquid blackness

“liquid blackness” is a term that describes several things at once:

      1. it is the name of a research group founded by Alessandra Raengo, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, comprising graduate students and alumni of the doctoral program in Moving Image Studies collaboratively studying blackness and aesthetics;
      2. it is the name of an online scholarly journal that offers a forum for the exploration of experimental methodologies for the formal analysis of blackness in contemporary visual and sonic arts and popular culture at the intersection between the politics and ethics of aesthetics;
      3. and it is a theoretical concept that focuses on blackness as an aesthetic mode, one that emphasizes multiplicity and experimentation.

We deliberately deploy the same term in all of these cases because for us “liquidity” also describes a way of doing things and specifically the strategic way in which the research group blurs the line between scholarship and practice by producing work that faces different communities within academia and beyond. In fact, as part of its research projects, the group organizes critical encounters around art addressed simultaneously to scholars, artists, curators and local communities, which are then developed into publications, where the same research questions are opened up to contributions from the larger academic community.

New South

New South is produced entirely by graduate students in the New South Writing Workshop at Georgia State University. Previously known as The GSU Review, we’ve been publishing new fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art since 1975. Works first appearing in New South have been anthologized in Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South, Best Small Fictions, New Poetry from the Midwest, and noted in Best American Short Stories and Best of the Net.

New Voices Graduate Conference

New Voices is an annual conference that is run by the graduate students in the Georgia State University English Department. Each conference centers around an interdisciplinary theme which changes from year-to-year. New Voices is affiliated with the Georgia State University’s Graduate English Association.


Playtest is a weekly hour-long platform hosted by the Creative Media Industries Institute at Georgia State University for explaining in short talks the small parts of things we love about games and also giving people the ability to experience them by playing the games in a comfortable and critical setting.

We are currently holding sessions in the CMII conference room on the 2nd floor of 25 Park Place from 3-4:00 PM on Wednesdays. Please see our Calendar for more information about our schedule and our Sessions page for more information on particular sessions.


The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) is an organization of teachers, scholars, and graduate students dedicated to the advancement of teaching and literary and linguistic scholarship in the modern languages. SAMLA membership extends throughout the southeastern United States and includes members from across the country and around the world. The South Atlantic Review, formerly the South Atlantic Bulletin, was established in 1935 as the official publication of SAMLA.

Sigma Tau Delta

GSU houses an Omega Iota chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, which is an International English Honor Society. Sigma Tau Delta is an academic honor society; the membership to which is invitation only. If you are interested in joining, check out their Membership page. 

The Signal 

The Signal is an independent student newspaper at GSU. They aim to provide, in a fair and accurate manner, news of interest and significance to the Georgia State University community and serve as a forum for the expression of ideas of members of that community. Furthermore, The Signal shall provide an opportunity for students to pursue experience within a professional newspaper environment. The Signal shall also provide truthful and ethical advertising of interest to the Georgia State University community.


The Rhetoric Society of America’s Graduate Student Chapter at Georgia State University establishes a space for graduate students to foster the study of rhetoric. RSA at GSU seeks to cultivate a community among rhetoric scholars across disciplines and is committed to promoting rhetoric and civic engagement at Georgia State University. RSA at GSU is open to all graduate students, faculty, and staff members interested in the study of rhetoric.

RSA at GSU hosts semester events such as rhetoric colloquiums, which bring together members of the Communication department and English department to talk about issues facing the study of rhetoric and to create community between departments.


Underground is Georgia State University’s undergraduate art and literary journal. Our staff consists entirely of undergraduate students who attend the university’s Atlanta campus. We publish an issue of art, prose, and poetry once every semester. We love (and want) work that is experimental, daring, and a little bit weird. If that sounds like you, then consider submitting your work to us!