Upcoming Events


Jacquelyn Dowd Hall lecture:  The Popular Front, the Cold War, and a Lost Novel of Reconstruction

Wednesday April 22, 2020 POSTPONED INDEFINITELY


Richard B. Russell Building, Room 285

Special Collections Libraries

 Julia Cherry Spruill Professor Emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill,. She discusses her new book Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America, a biography of Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin (1897-1988) and her sister Grace (1891-1980), white Southern daughters of the "Lost Cause" who were shaped by a “maelstrom of historical events and processes" that they struggled to influence through their writings. The event will also be a celebration of Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin's previously unpublished novel Eli Hill, to be published  by the University of Georgia Press in April 2020. This lecture is part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.

Film Screening: Flannery



Athens Cine -Off Campus- 234 W Hancock Ave, Athens

A free screening of the award-winning documentary "Flannery: The Storied Life of the Writer from Georgia," about the life of influential Georgia author Flannery O'Connor.

Following the screening filmmakers Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco and director of UGA's Brown Media Archives,Ruta Abolins will discuss the process of creating films from archival footage. A reception will follow the screening, which is part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Brown Media Archives and the 20th anniversary of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.

"Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress / Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, Flannery is the lyrical, intimate exploration of the life and work of author Flannery O’Connor, whose distinctive Southern Gothic style influenced a generation of artists and activists. With her family home at Andalusia (the Georgia farm where she grew up and later wrote her best known work) as a backdrop, a picture of the woman behind her sharply aware, starkly redemptive style comes into focus. Including conversations with those who knew her and those inspired by her (Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, Hilton Als and more), Flannery employs never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered personal letters and her own published words (read by Mary Steenburgen) alongside original animations and music to elevate the life and legacy of an American literary icon."

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