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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

  • Ashe Book Recognition

    Dr. Bert Ashe's book Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles, was named a finalist in the non-fiction category of the Library of Virginia's Literary Awards.

  • Henry in New York Times Magazine

    English professor Brian Henry's poem "Elegy Elegy" from Static & Snow was selected by the New York Times poetry editor to be published in the New York Times Magazine.

  • Singh to Attend Summer Seminar

    Dr. Julietta Singh has been accepted to the 2016 Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI) 2016 Summer Seminar which will focus on the topic, "Freud to Klein: Death Drive, Pleasure, Ethics."

  • Verse in Poets & Writers

    Verse, produced each year by the English Department and co-edited by Professor Brian Henry, was one of four magazines included in the Literary MagNet section of the January/February issue of Poets & Writers. The article focused on the various forms that anthologies can take.

  • Outka Book Grant

    Dr. Elizabeth Outka received a prestigious NEH grant to complete her book, "Raising the Dead: War, Plague, Magic, Modernism."

  • Pelletier on Podcast

    Kevin Pelletier discussed his book, Apocalyptic Sentimentalism: Love and Fear in US Antebellum Literature, as part of the library's Podcasts@Boatwright Series

  • 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.

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    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