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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 Interview with WBUR

    Dr. Bert Ashe was interviewed by WBUR about the recent controversy over Zendaya Coleman's dreadlocks at this year's Oscars. Ashe's book about his own experiences with locking his hair, "Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles," will be released later this year.

  • 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


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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