New Annotations: Southern Foodways Alliance Panel

    We are right smack dab in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, two holidays filled with family and, more importantly, food. So, sticking to that theme, we’re publishing a panel from early this past October featuring four authors who focus on southern foodways. The event was sponsored by the Southern Foodways Alliance, the UGA Press,…

New Annotations: Author Q&A with Lindsay Bernal

On this episode of Annotations, Lindsay Bernal discusses her collection What It Doesn’t Have to Do With. Her collection explores—through sculpture, painting, pornography, and performance art—changing views on gender and sexuality. The elegiac meditations throughout this collection link the objectification of women in art and life to personal narratives of heartbreak, urban estrangement, and suicide. Haunted…

#TurnItUP: The New South and the Environment

Welcome to the fifth and final day of the University Press Week (#UPWeek) Blog Tour. Today’s theme is “Science,” and we’re looking at the history of—and tension between—conservation and industry in the South. A piece of southern history that is often overlooked is the story of the South’s conservation efforts after the Civil War. William…

New Annotations: Exploded View and Dustin Parsons

In addition to our spotlight on Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction, we are also posting Dustin Parsons’s Decatur Book Festival discussion panel. Parsons’s Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood, with Diagrams is a novel view of fathers and the gadgets that make up childhood. In the book “graphic” essays play with the conventions of telling a life story and…

New Installment of Annotations: A High Low Tide

New this week on Annotations: André Gallant at the Decatur Book Festival. Gallant is the author of A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster. He uses the bivalve as a jumping-off point to tell the story of a changing southeastern coast, the bounty within its waters, and what the future may hold for the area…

Honoring Pat Conroy: New Episode of Annotations

First off, let me say: Happy 73rd Birthday, Pat Conroy! Today, we both celebrate the wonderful, vibrant life of Conroy and mourn his loss. As you’ll come to hear, Conroy was an stirring writer, beloved by many, and the subject of Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy. The collection comes from more than sixty contributors,…

Annotations Episode 7: Seeking Eden at the Decatur Book Festival with Staci Catron and Mary Eaddy

Today’s episode features another book talk from the Decatur Book Festival: Staci L. Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy discuss Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens, a project years in the making. Seeking Eden promotes an awareness of, and appreciation for, Georgia’s rich garden heritage. Updated and expanded here are the stories of nearly thirty designed landscapes first…

New Installment of Annotations

On today’s installment of Annotations, Dr. Barbara McCaskill’s English 4810 class discusses the 2013 winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, Thieves I’ve Known, and interviews author Tom Kealey. In these wondrously strange and revealing stories, Kealey chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the young and marginalized as they discover many ways of growing…