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    THE ANATOMY OF A POEM

    with Chad Davidson, SOTA Director and Professor of English

    FACTS AND FANTASY IN WESTERN ART

    with Nathan Rees, Associate Professor of Art

    Tuesday, January 28 | 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk
    Hawthorne Room, The Inn at Serenbe
    Artists were responsible for defining our popular image of the "Old West," but how can we separate legend from fact? Come explore how artists navigated between history and myth as they shaped our vision of the American frontier.

    SATURDAY SEMINAR: THE ANATOMY OF A POEM

    with Chad Davidson, SOTA Director and Professor of English

    Saturday, February 1 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    UWG Newnan Center, Room 186
    Cost: $75 includes a great conversation and a book to further your studies
    How does poetry mean? In what ways do form and language work together in a poem for striking effect? We will discuss a handful of poems, both contemporary and classic, in our quest to unpack some of the reasons why poetry continues to scare us, and maybe why it should. Copies of former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky's helpful guide, The Sounds of Poetry, will be given to all participants. **

    GETTING WARMER: LITERATURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS

    with Shannon Finck, Senior Lecturer of English

    Tuesday, February 11 | 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk
    The Hub, Carrollton
    重庆欢乐生肖官方网址Great works of fiction have historically represented fundamental truths of individual human experience. As humans become the single most significant force affecting the planet, however, is it time to rethink the novel's purpose? *

    REMEMBERING THE CONFEDERACY

    with Keith Bohannon, Professor of History

    Tuesday, February 18 | 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk
    UWG Newnan Center
    Terrible events in recent years have prompted a new phase of debate and discussion over Confederate symbols. This talk will examine the origins of the mythology of the Lost Cause, and the controversy over what place, if any, Confederate monuments should have in our twenty-first century landscape. *.

    SATURDAY SEMINAR: REMEMBERING THE CONFEDERACY

    with Keith Bohannon, Professor of History

    Saturday, February 29 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    UWG Newnan Center, Room 186
    Cost: $75 includes a great conversation and a book to further your studies
    We hear about the Southern Lost Cause mythology in literature, movies, monuments, and symbols. But what is the Southern Lost Cause mythology? How do we make sense of the different interpretations in popular culture? This seminar will explore how historians work on memory and the Civil War, and discuss recent controversies surrounding public Confederate monuments and the display of the confederate battleflag. *.*

    SPECIAL EVENT: BLACKWELL PRIZE-WINNER GRAHAM BARNHART

    Poet and author of The War Makes Everyone Lonely

    Tuesday, March 10 | 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk
    Carnegie Library, Newnan *No Alcohol Served*
    Join us for a ready by poet and US Army veteran Graham Barnhart, whose debut collection The War Makes Everyone Lonely earned him the Blackwell Prize in Writing (worth $10,000) administered by SOTA.  *.

    THE SMALLEST OF SLAVES: ENSLAVED YOUTH IN JAMAICA

    with Colleen A. Vasconcellos, Associate Professor of History

    Tuesday, March 24 | 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk
    Hawthorne Room, The Inn at Serenbe
    重庆欢乐生肖官方网址Jamaica's sugar empire was once the brightest jewel in the English Crown. Yet that jewel's biggest flaw was the enslavement of millions, including children. What was the nature of childhood in such an environment?

    OPERA IS DEAD, LONG LIVE OPERA!

    with Dawn Neely, Associate Professor of Voice and Director of Opera Workshop

    Tuesday, April 7 | 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk
    The Hub, Carrollton
    Critics have lamented for decades that opera is a dying art. But is opera really dying, or is it instead constantly being reborn? *

    HOW TO BE A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

    with Rob Kilpatrick, Chair, Department of International Languages and Cultures

    Tuesday, April 21 | 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk
    UWG Newnan Center
    When asked where he came from, Socrates did not answer "From Athens" but "From the world." In our current era of globalization mixed with resurgent nationalism, however, are these ideals still desirable or even possible? *.

     

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