Public talk on Teaching Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl”: A Comparison of the University Classroom in Georgia and the US

By Joseph P. Wood

University of Alabama at Birmingham and ARISC Fellow

June 21, 2023 at 5:00-6:30 PM Tbilisi Time

Venue: Ilia State University, G Block, Room # 106

Address: 1 Giorgi Tsereteli Street

The talk will be held in a hybrid form. For registering online, please follow the URL:

Joseph P. Wood is assistant professor of English and American Literature at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and the recipient of ARISC Research & Mentoring Fellowship. He is the author of four books of poetry, which include Broken Cage, a finalist for the National Poetry Series. His work has been published in many journals including Boston Review, Arts & Letters Daily, Colorado Review, BOMB, among others. He teaches creative writing and comparative literature, among other courses, and will be co-teaching a course this Fall with UAB and Akaki Tserateli State University students on The Global Hero. Funding for this fellowship is provided by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

This talk is organized as a part of ARISC Event Series that showcase the work of ARISC fellows. ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.