The IAH awards John McGowan the Johnson Prize

UNC English and Comparative Literature Department faculty member Dr. John McGowan is the 2016 recipient of the George H. Johnson Prize for Distinguised Achievement by an IAH Fellow. Melissa Clay has written an article for the Institute for the Arts and Humanities about the prize, with full text available on their website:

John McGowan, the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and Director Emeritus of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, is the 2016 recipient of the George H. Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by an IAH Fellow.

Presented by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences, where McGowan served as Director from 2007-2014, the Johnson Prize is a lifetime achievement award.

“I know John McGowan—a renowned scholar of literary and political theory—best through his role as the second Director of the IAH, and my predecessor,” said IAH Director Mark Katz, who is on research leave. “In his eight years at the IAH he worked tirelessly to promote the scholarship and welfare of Carolina’s faculty, whether through funding research and collaboration, creating programs to attend to the needs of professors at different stages of their careers, or simply engaging in enthusiastic intellectual conversation with whomever came through Hyde Hall. With this award we recognize how deeply the IAH, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University are in his debt.”

The IAH began granting the award in 2008. George Johnson is one of the Institute’s greatest ambassadors, and the IAH created this award to honor George while at the same time recognizing exemplary contributions by faculty in the arts, humanities and qualitative social sciences. The biennial award provides the recipient $7,500 and a banquet in his/her honor. Janet and George Johnson consider this a very important award and are delighted to be involved with the ceremony, scheduled for Nov. 4.

“I was thrilled [to learn I won the award],” said McGowan.  “George is one of the great people in the world. To be associated with him is wonderful.”

The IAH podcast with John McGowan is also available to stream on Soundcloud.

 

Thomas Wolfe Lecture 2016: Jill McCorkle

2016 Thomas Wolfe Lecture

Jill McCorkle

Novels include The Cheer Leader, July 7th, Carolina Moon, Life After Life

Short story collections include Final Vinyl Days, Creatures of Habit, Going Away Shoes

“an empathetic chronicler of ordinary people with complicated, unsung lives”

“a born storyteller”

Tuesday, October 4

7:30 p.m.

Genome Sciences Building Auditorium

250 Bell Tower Road

UNC Campus

 

Free and open to the public

Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

Free parking available in Bell Tower Lot after 5:00 p.m.

Campus Parking Info and Map

Sponsors: John and Jessica Skipper, The Department of English & Comparative Literature, and The Thomas Wolfe Society

For more information, click here.

Beverly Taylor Graduate Student Support Fund

The Department of English and Comparative Literature invites support from those who wish to honor the signal, longtime departmental leadership of Professor Beverly Taylor, Chair 2008-2016, and her abiding efforts on behalf of our graduate students.   If you would like to contribute to The Beverly Taylor Graduate Student Support Fund, please consider donating via:  

http://giving.unc.edu/gift/custom/index.htm?fndpic=104464&p=aasf​ 

If would prefer to donate by check, please make your check payable to the “Arts and Sciences Foundation” and note in the memo line of the check that your gift is intended for the Beverly Taylor Fund with the designation number 104464 

Donations should be sent to the following address:

UNC Arts and Sciences Foundation
Campus Box 6115
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-6115

The Krista Turner Graduate Student Support Fund

The Department of English and Comparative Literature and CoLEAGS invites support from those who wish to honor the memory of Krista Turner, a passionate scholar and devoted teacher.  If you would like to contribute to the excellence of our graduate student teaching, please consider donating to The Krista Turner Graduate Student Support Fund: http://giving.unc.edu/gift/custom/index.htm?fndpic=104465&p=aasf 

This fund is dedicated to recognizing the endeavors and accomplishments of our graduate student teachers.  

If would prefer to donate by check, please make your check payable to the “Arts and Sciences Foundation” and note in the memo line of the check that your gift is intended for the Krista Turner Fund with the designation number 104465. 

Donations should be sent to the following address:

UNC Arts and Sciences Foundation
Campus Box 6115
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-6115

Professors Jack and Thrailkill Discuss Health Humanities

In the latest podcast from the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Professors Jordynn Jack and Jane Thrailkill share their thoughts on the intersections of health and humanities research. Jack and Thrailkill explore these intersections through their work in UNC's collaborative venture, Health and Humanities: An Interdicisciplinary Venue for Education. HHIVE brings together researchers from the fields of health and humanities to create interdisciplinary curricula and projects. Find out more in the podcast.

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