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Organizational Meeting in October
BPC to have State Philology Organizational
Meeting in October
Brewton-Parker College's Division of Arts and Letters will play host to the
organizational meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA), Oct.
13-15 on the Mount Vernon campus.
English and Modern Language faculty and graduate students from colleges and
universities throughout Georgia are invited to attend the meeting, participate
in ratifying the society's constitution, and present scholarly papers on a
wide variety of topics germane to the study and teaching of literature.
In addition, Brewton-Parker College is sponsoring a contest to design a logo
for the new organization. Participation is open to college undergraduates,
graduate students and faculty members affiliated with institutions in the state
of Georgia. The logo will be unveiled at a reception on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Other activities planned for the three-day meeting include a buffet luncheon
on Thursday and a lunch-time picnic on Friday. Continental breakfasts will
be available for conference participants on Friday and Saturday.
Sessions for the presentation of scholarly papers will run from 9:45 a.m.-5:15
p.m. on Friday and from 9-10:15 a.m. on Saturday. At the conclusion of the
final session, GPA members will convene to nominate and elect officers for
The word philology, which may be translated
as "the love of speech, reason,
or learning," historically referred to the study of linguistics, but in
more recent times has come to be identified with literary study and classical
GPA encourages the involvement of college-level students and teachers of American,
British, and world literature, as well as of French, Spanish, Russian, Slavic,
and German language and literature, linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.
Harry Bayne, associate professor of English at Brewton-Parker, is the program
chair. He welcomes inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.