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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

  • 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.

  • Henry Book Nominated

    Brian Henry's book of poetry, Brother No One, was nominated for the Library of Virginia Award for Poetry.

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Videos

UR Summer Fellowships: Masnoon Majeed and Dr. David Stevens

UR Summer Fellowships: Masnoon Majeed and Dr. David Stevens

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.

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