Georgia College

The DoER

The Department of English & Rhetoric Newsletter

6.1 September 2013

Friman, Alice. "Diapers for My Father," "At the Holocaust Museum," "Primary Colors," "Swedes," "At Okefenokee," and "Re-reading Emerson." [Poems, reprinted] Alabama Literary Review 12.1 (2012): 38-48. Print.


---. "Sweet Hell: A Conversation with Alice Friman." Interview conducted by Nathalie Boyd, et al. Alabama Literary Review 12.1 (2012): 29-37. Print.


Gentry, Marshall Bruce. "E. L. Doctorow in Milledgeville: An Interview." Flannery O’Connor Review 11 (2013): 31-37. Print.

Averett, Tori Lee (MFA 2013), David Muschell (Former Faculty), and Elaine E. Whitaker. "World Premieres: The Collaborative Synergy of Creative Arts at Georgia College." COPLAC 25th Annual Meeting, Shepherd University. 22 June 2013. Conference Presentation. 


Friman, Alice. Group Reading. Callanwold Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA. 10 Apr. 2013. Reading.


---. Group Reading. Georgia Center for the Book. Decatur Public Library, Decatur, GA. 30 Apr. 2013. Reading.


---. Reading. Decatur Arts Festival. Decatur, GA. 24 May 2013. Reading.


Lenz, Sarah K. "Crashing the Buick." Front Porch Journal 24.2. 22 Aug. 2013. Web.


Palmer, Eustace. "The Historical Context of Sierra Leonean Literature." Research in Sierra Leone Studies (RISL): Weave 1.1 (2013): n. pag. Web. 21 Aug. 2013.


Simon, Katie. "Charity and Capitalism in the Atlantic System: The Hauntological Argument in Henry David Thoreau's Cape Cod." Panel on Charity and Capitalism. Society of Early Americanists Biannual Conference, Savannah. 2 Mar. 2013. Conference Presentation.


Sirmans, John. "The Student Edited Poetry Anthology Project." Teaching Matters: Making Connections. Gordon State College, Barnesville, 23 March, 2013. Conference Presentation.

Janet Dale, MFA 2013, is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University.


Dillingham, Thomas F. Rev. of Vinculum by Alice Friman. Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing 33.1 (2013): 173-76. Print. current_issue/documents/33.1ShorterReviews.pdf.


James, Sonja. "Vinculum Invites Readers to Push Their Limitations." Rev. of Vinculum by Alice Friman. The [Huntington, WV] Journal, "The Weekender" 6 June 2013: 7. Web. 595262/-Vinculum--invites-readers-to-push-their-limitations.html.


Alice Friman's poem "Getting Serious" was selected by Mary Kollar of Seattle, Washington, as the August poem for Kollar's "poetry box" project, in which Kollar distributes hundreds of free copies of a poem each month from a box outside her house.


Marshall Bruce Gentry and Georgia College received a grant ($193,448) from the National Endowment for the Humanities to sponsor "Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor," a Summer Institute for College and University Teachers, 2-29 July 2014. Twenty-two full-time college teachers and three graduate students will spend four weeks in Milledgeville. Co-Director for the Institute is Robert Donahoo of Sam Houston State University. The grant will provide funding to hire five Georgia College graduate students to help with Institute activities. The website, which should be completed in October, will be at


Judson Mitcham, Georgia's poet laureate, and Toni Cade Bambara will be honored as the newest inductees of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame at its 2013 ceremony on November 11th.


Katie Simon received a Faculty Research Grant for her book project entitled "Something Akin to Freedom: Race, Space, and the Body in Antebellum U.S. Literature." The grant supported a summer trip to the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, MA, where she conducted archival research related to three writers in her project: Harriet Wilson, Henry David Thoreau, and Sophia Peabody Hawthorne.


Sal Talluto, MA 2012, was accepted into the English doctoral program at Georgia State University.


JT Torres, MFA 2011, is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska.