The Department of English offers students deep engagement with literary study, a pursuit that develops writing and critical reading abilities along with strengthening communications skills and critical thinking.
- Outka Named Distinguished Educator
Dr. Elizabeth Outka was named a 2015 Distinguished Educator at this year's Colloquy.
- Ashe Feature in Richmond Times-Dispatch
English and American Studies professor Bert Ashe was profiled in the Richmond Times-Dispatch as he releases his book, "Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles."
- New Schwartz Book
Dr. Louis Schwartz recently published The Cambridge Companion to Paradise Lost.
- Givens Publishes Book
Dr. Terryl Givens recently published his book Wrestling the Angel: The Cosmos, The Divine, The Human.
- Henry Book Nominated
Brian Henry's book of poetry, Brother No One, was nominated for the Library of Virginia Award for Poetry.
- Browder Named University Distinguished Educator
Dr. Laura Browder was named a 2014 University of Richmond Distinguished Educator
UR Summer Fellowships: Katie Skipper and Libby Gruner
University of Richmond students discuss summer research opportunities that give them a chance to explore their passions through hands-on projects, all while making a difference in the wider world.
Writers Series: Robert Olen Butler
Scholarship Repository Readership
The University of Richmond's Scholarship Repository shares faculty publications with a world-wide audience. The map below shows where articles from English faculty are being read around the globe.
A lifelong knitter, Emily Whitted packed away her needles when she came to Richmond - until a professor encouraged her to reconsider
As the yoga world evolves, Rebecca Pacheco, '01, is helping yogis find a union between tradition and modern life
Shalom Farms provided Jen Swegan, '15, insight into the challenges of food justice in Richmond
Students in special topics class grapple with the complex challenges of public education
English and philosophy major researches the audience's relationship with serial killers in fiction