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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.

Department News

Brooke Jarvis '07 featured in the New York Times

Matt Mattox '02 featured in Richmond Times Dispatch for Martin Agency.

Lucy Nalen, '19, had her literary magazine "And So Yeah" profiled in The Collegian.

Faculty Highlights

  • Gruner Published

    Dr. Elisabeth Gruner recently published the book, Constructing the Adolescent Reader in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction, with Palgrave Macmillan and will be presenting research from the book in Stockholm, Sweden this fall.

  • Snaza Published

    Dr. Nathan Snaza's Animate Literacies: Literature, Affect, and the Politics of Humanism, has been published by Duke University Press.

  • Singh Published

    Dr. Julietta Singh evocatively recalls her experiences as a brown, queer woman in her most transparent work to date on Advocate.com.

  • The Space Race Joe Essid, an English professor and Writing Center director, explores the Moon Landing through the lenses of fiction, journalism, documentary, and dramatic film.
  • Lead & Alchemy

    Elisabeth Gruner, associate professor English, can discuss how elements like Lead, Element 82, play a role in stories of alchemy in literature. Check out her piece with The Conversation, "Why the ancient promise of alchemy is fulfilled in reading." 

  • Singh Wins Prestigious Fellowship

    On the Verge: Experiments in Extinction. Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars encourage long-term, ambitious scholarly projects at an important stage of the academic career. These awards are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Singh Talk

    English professor Julietta Singh will speak at The Center for Gender and Sexuality about her book, No Archive Will Restore You.

  • Essid Article

    English professor and Writing Center director Joe Essid's article discussing the U.S's reaction to Neil Armstrong's landing on the moon appeared in The Conversation.

  • Outka Exhibition

    English professor Elizabeth Outka developed the exhibition "Pandemic: Richmond," now on view at the Valentine.

  • Givens Book

    Dr. Terryl Givens recently published Feeding the Flock, which explores Mormon beliefs and practices as well as the theological history of the religion.

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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

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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
106 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173

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

Department Chair: Louis Schwartz

Administrative Coordinator: Emily Tarchokov