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.
- Russell Service Award
Dr. Anthony Russell was recently recgonized for 25 years of service to the University of Richmond.
- Essid Service Award
Dr. Joe Essid was recently recgonized for 25 years of service to the University of Richmond.
- 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."
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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
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