Attendant with Pearls: Abolition, Portraiture, Agency, and the Properties of Benevolence is the topic of this year’s Wang Endowment Lecture, to be delivered by Professor Patricia Matthew. All are welcome!
Based on Edward P. Jones’ stories, creative writing students curated a virtual Instagram tour of Washington DC as the city was in the 1950s and the city today.
English faculty in literature and creative writing continue to do outstanding work in the classroom and in our research and creative endeavors. We write and teach about every aspect and period of literature and culture, and we publish poems, fiction, and creative nonfiction, bringing that creativity to the classroom with you.
Alexa Alice Joubin views it as her responsibility to teach students how to use ChatGPT responsibly, not as a shortcut. “In our inquiry-driven culture, we need to know how to retrieve information through queries,” Joubin said. “Further, democratic society needs good question-askers as much as good problem-solvers. Asking key questions helps to advance scholarly fields, and students develop editorial, curatorial and critical questioning skills that are employable skills and the foundation of civil society in an era of ChatGPT.”
GW English professor Alexa Alice Joubin was named the inaugural recipient of the bell hooks Legacy Award on April 7, 2023. The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (PCA / ACA) established the award to commemorate the late feminist writer and activist bell hooks (1952-2021) who has authored more than 30 books. Alexa Alice Joubin…
Generative Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) tools have the potential to alter profoundly the ways we work, create, think, and behave. They raise such questions as:
What makes humans distinctive? Can machines have consciousness? What is intelligence? Are the methods used to create A.I. tools ethical?
The English Department has received a $487,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support “Story for All: Disability Justice Collaboratories.” Led by Professor of English and Department Chair Maria Frawley, the project aims to provide marginalized populations with the empowering capacities of storytelling. The Mellon Foundation—the nation’s largest funder of the arts, culture…
Happy new year! Join us for our first even of the year to learn about the latest AI. From AI that write original papers, essays, and poems, to those that create art or write computer code, these technologies are quickly impacting on many aspects of higher education.
The Writer’s Center presents a FREE virtual chat about the craft of fiction! We’re joined by novelists Virginia Hartman (The Marsh Queen) and Annie Liontas (Let Me Explain You) for a discussion of their books and writing.
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Congratulations to GW’s Creative Writing Program, which was picked by CreativeWritingEDU as the best Creative Writing Degree Program in the District of Columbia!