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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

  • Browder Awarded Grant

    Dr. Laura Browder, American Studies professor, along with UR colleagues was awarded grant support for the inter-campus collaborative project, "Participatory History and Archiving: An Initiative to Promote and Support Undergraduate Instruction and Project Outcomes in Community-Based Research and Archiving." Read More

  • Russell Published

    Kristin M. S. Bezio, associate professor of leadership studies, and Anthony Presti Russell, associate professor of English and comparative literature, published their co-edited book "William Shakespeare and 21st-Century Culture, Politics, and Leadership" with Edward Elgar. 

  • Outka Receives Award

    Elizabeth Outka, professor of English, received the 2020 Book Award (monograph category) from the South Atlantic Modern Language Association for her book Viral Modernism: The Influenza Pandemic and Interwar Literature.

  • Singh Published

    Julietta Singh, associate professor of English and WGSS, has partnered with Daunt Books Publishing who acquired The Breaks, a nonfiction book about race, inheritance, and mothering at the end of the world.

  • Outka Published

    Elizabeth Outka, Professor of English, published a lyric essay titled "How Pandemics Seep into Literature" for The Paris Review.

  • Outka Published

    Elizabeth Outka, Associate Professor of English, published Viral Modernism:  The Influenza Pandemic and Interwar Literature through Columbia University Press.

  • 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.

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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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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: David Stevens

Administrative Coordinator: Emily Tarchokov