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UGA Symposium on the Book, talk by Dr. Kim Coles, University of Maryland--“The Blood of Christians: Phillis Wheatley Peters and White Christianity.”
February 16, 10:00 a.m. ET, 9:00 a.m. CT (90 mins)
Co-conveners Dr. Sujata Iyengar, Dr. Miriam Jacobson, Ms. Anne Meyers DeVine/UGALocation of talk: Special Collections Libraries, Room 277, February 16th, 2023.
"Printing Early Modern Race: A Rare Books Workshop"
February 16, 2:00 p.m. ET, 1:00 p.m. CT (90 mins)
Exploring books about race and enslavement, including a first edition of PWP’s Poems, UGA Special Collections Libraries, Room 277; livestreamed/recorded
Prof. Kim Coles (University of Maryland)
Prof. David Diamond (UGA)
Prof. Miriam Jacobson (UGA)
Prof. Sujata Iyengar (UGA)
Librarian Anne Meyers DeVine
“Phillis Wheatley Peters: The Power of Words and Literature’s Global Legacies for the Future”
April 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m. CT (1 block in multi-hour event)
Collaborative lecture for the Add Ran College of the Arts biennial BACK-TO-CLASS NIGHT, Liberal Arts at TCU 150: The Past, Present and Future. Registration for this in-person event required; contact TCU AddRan Dean’s office for information from Heather Confessore at email@example.com. Presenters: Dr. Mona Narain and Dr. Sarah Ruffing Robbins
“Race, Representation, and Self-Presentation in American Art.”
April 25, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
This gallery tour, co-sponsored by UGA’s Interdisciplinary Modernism/s Workshop and the Georgia Museum of Art, will focus on the politics of race and representation in historical American art, inspired by Phillis Wheatley’s famous portrait and strategies of self-presentation in 1773. Led by Jeffrey Richmond-Moll,curator of American art at the museum, the tour surveys works from the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century on view in the exhibition “Object Lessons in American: Selections from the Princeton University art Museum.”
“Interdisciplinary Connections for Studying and Teaching Phillis Wheatley Peters”--Commentaries and Conversations
April 26, 4:00-5:30 p.m. CT (90 mins)
TCU teacher-scholars will share ideas for engaging with Wheatley Peters via approaches drawn from Girls’ Studies (Ariane Balizet), Science/Biology Studies of the Middle Passage (Molly Weinburgh), and Religion and Spirituality Histories (Alonzo Smith). TCU Campus (Palko 130)
Read abstracts of the presentations here:
Epidemics of Slave Trade
Reimagining Phillis Wheatley Peters: Religion and Resistance
A Girls' Studies Approach to Phillis Wheatley Peters
Ariane M. Balizet
At the TCU College of Education's Summer Literacy Institute: “DFW Writes Phillis Wheatley Peters”
May 31; two repeating sessions, morning and afternoon
May 31; two repeating sessions, morning and afternoon
Carmen Kynard and Sarah Ruffing Robbins facilitate a Wheatley-Peters-themed writing workshop for teachers attending the TCU College of Education’s Summer Literacy Institute: Embracing Literacies in Our Community. To promote student writing in response to the poet’s life and work, the session will guide teachers through multiple writing activities across different grade levels that engage and deepen students’ understandings of the social impact of poetics. The session will also prepare DFW-area educators in attendance to enable youth participation in a writing contest for elementary, middle, and high school students linked to celebrating Wheatley Peters in the anniversary year of her 1773 Poems’ publication. TCU CAMPUS (College of Education)
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Reading Poetry by and Inspired by Phillis Wheatley Peters
August 30, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm; LOCATION: BLUU Beck/Geren TCU
In-person event at TCU, sponsored by Humanities Texas and John V. Roach Honors College
Primary audiences: area teachers/secondary students and general readers
This panel presentation will offer interpretive readings of poems by Wheatley Peters and of poetic texts inspired by her life and writings. Each presenter will offer commentary on a single poem, pairing, or related cluster, along with suggestions for teaching about and learning from that presenter’s chosen text(s).
After the presentations, the panel team will address questions from the audience.
Discussion materials will subsequently be posted to the Resources section of this website.
Mona Narain, Professor, English Department, TCU
Kelly Franklin, Doctoral Student, English Department, TCU
Linda K. Hughes, Addie Levy Professor of English, TCU
Theresa Gaul, Professor, English Department, TCU
Wendy Williams, John V. Roach Honors College, TCU
Sanjana Chowdhury, Lorraine Sherley Research Associate, English Department, TCU
"Teaching Phillis Wheatley Peters: PWP's Life, Poetry, and the Texts She Inspired"
September 6, Paschal High School
Check out the PPT of event here: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFsrq0ZR4Y/avJGMJKgK_6f6i0oncZz2Q/edit?utm_content=DAFsrq0ZR4Y&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link2&utm_source=sharebutton
“Poetic Legacies: Interpreting New Texts from Writers Inspired by Phillis Wheatley Peters”
September 7, 4:30 ET, 3:30 CT (90 mins)
In-person location: Dee J Kelly Alumni Center, TCU; COX C
drea brown/Dear Girl: A Reckoning (Gold Line Press/USC, 2015); and Alison Clarke/Phillis (U of Calgary Press).
Moderated by Aruni Kashyap (UGA)
Hosted by Dean Sonja Watson.
“The Genius of Phillis Wheatley Peters: A Children's Literature and Family Literacy Panel”
October 17, 5:30-6:30 p.n. CT; 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET
Hybrid Event--Online Presentations With Associated In-Person Watch Parties at TCU (Palko 130) and the Athens/Clarke County Public Library
Part II in Fort Worth only, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; In-Person only: “Celebrating DWF Writes PWP”
Following the webinar on children’s literature referenced above, Carmen Kynard and Endia Lindo will present awards for the winning entries in the “DFW Writes Wheatley Peters” contest for elementary, middle, and high school students.
This event and the watch party at TCU are sponsored and hosted by Dean Frank Hernandez.
Dramatizing Phillis Wheatley Peters
Monday Nov. 6, 7:00 p.m. ET
Theatre and Fine Arts Building, UGA
Staged reading and adaptation of Mary Church Terrell's 1932 "Historical Pageant-Play Based on the Life of Phyllis Wheatley"
Contact: Dr. George Contini, UGA Theatre and Film