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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.

Faculty Highlights

  • 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

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

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.

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Contact Us

Mailing address:
English Department, Ryland Hall 307
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8287
Fax: (804) 289-8313

Department Chair: Louis Schwartz

Administrative Coordinator: Emily Tarchokov