Department of English


Greg and Leonie Marinovich Lectures

The Department of Art & Art History in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University is pleased to present the exhibitions Not Me – Not Mine  by Leonie Marinovich, and Liberation, Suppression, Salvation by Greg Marinovich. The exhibition opens in Biggin Gallery on December 11, 2017 and runs through January 25, 2018.

Leonie Marinovich will give a lecture “’Not Me – Not Mine:’ Stigma, & Representing Women and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa” on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 5 p.m. in 005 Biggin Hall.

Greg Marinovich's lecture “ From Mandela to Marikana: An Expreiment in Democracy,“ will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 5 p.m. in 005 Biggin Hall.

A public reception for both artists in the gallery will follow. These events are free and open to the public, and Biggin Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Third Thursday: Alan Shapiro

The featured writer for this week’s Third Thursday reading is Alan Shapiro.

Shapiro has published over ten books of poetry, most recently Life Pig (2016); Reel to Reel (2014), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Night of the Republic (2012), a finalist for the National Book Award and the Griffin Prize; and Old War (2008), winner of the Ambassador Book Award. 

The event, Thursday, January 18, will be at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The museum café will open at 5:00 p.m. for drinks and tapas. I hope to see you, and your students, there.

Careers in the United Nations - Education, International Development & Humanitarian Operations

Office of International Programs
Window to Your World Seminar Series


Careers in the United Nations -

   Education, International Development & Humanitarian Operations

February 6, 2017
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Student Center
  Room 2222



Douglas Casson Coutts,

Distinguished Visiting Professor

Diplomat in Residence (Rtd)


More information about Doug Coutts

More information about the Office of International Programs

The United Nations needs a few good men and women! Join us for lunch and learn how you can work and travel globally!  Questions?  Contact Dr. Adeola Fayemi at


AuburnServes Spring Volunteer Fair

AuburnServes Spring Volunteer Fair will be Friday, January 12, 2018, 10am-1pm in the AU Student Center.  Representatives from local non-profit agencies will be on hand to share information about their missions and volunteer opportunities.  All Auburn students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.  For additional information contact Anton Ware,  

AAPHI: The University of Delaware African American Public Humanities Initiative

Are you interested in obtaining a fully funded Ph.D. in the Humanities with an emphasis on African American/Africana Studies? Are you looking for graduate training that emphasizes public scholarship, community outreach, collections based research, and digital humanities? The African American Public Humanities Initiative (AAPHI) provides fully funded graduate fellowships for Ph.D students in History, English, and Art History in a five-year, 12month, cohort based program. This competitive fellowship offers the following:

Benefits of the AAPHI Scholars Program:

  • Tuition remission and yearly stipends of $25,000/year for five years
  • Professional Development funding of $5,000 per academic year to attend conferences and training
  • Summer research/internships funding of $4,500 per academic year
  • An internationally recognized faculty engaged in innovative research in digital scholarshippublic humanities, and material culture studies.
  • UD’s campus is located mid-way between NYC and DC, close to Philadelphia and about an hour from Baltimore. In other words, it sits in the middle of one of the most important cultural hubs in the world

Ready for More Information?

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The Sucarnochee Review

The University of West Alabama would like to announce the publication of the 25th volume of its literary journal, The Sucarnochee Review. The journal is a national creative writing undergraduate journal that accepts poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We are currently accepting submissions for our third undergraduate publication and would like to reach as many undergraduates as possible.

Our submission guidelines and other information can be found on our website:

CCEN 3200: Leadership for a Global Society International Nonviolent Movements with Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.

SPRING 2018 • MONDAY • 3 P.M. to 6 P.M.

The course is designed to give students an appreciation of the life and contribution of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the United States, as well to the global community. In addition to being a biographical study of King, the course will focus on select nonviolent movements influenced by him, especially those of South Africa, Colombia, Nigeria, Germany, and others. Readings will include works by and on King. The course will include lectures by Dr. LaFayette, guest speakers, small and large group discussions, and group projects.

Credits for this course count towards the Minor in Community and Civic Engagement or Minor in Africana Studies, as well as the undergraduate certificate in Leadership for the Global Society.

Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., is a longtime civil rights leader and associate of King, co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and national coordinator of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. He is the Chair of the National Board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Dr. LaFayette is the 2018 Breeden Scholar in Residence at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities.


Last Updated: August 30, 2017