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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

  • Manganaro Published

    Thomas Manganaro, assistant professor of English, published the book, Against Better Judgment: Irrational Action and Literary Invention in the Long Eighteenth Century with the University of Virginia Press.

  • Manganaro Awarded

    Thomas Manganaro, assistant professor of English, was awarded the Walker Cowen Prize for outstanding work of scholarship in eighteenth-century studies for his the book, Against Better Judgment: Irrational Action and Literary Invention in the Long Eighteenth Century.

  • Ashe Published

    Bertram Ashe, professor of English and Africana studies advisory board member, published "American Blackness in Berlin: Race and Nationality in Contemporary Jazz Performance" in Sonic Identity at the Margins, co-edited by colleagues Joanna Love, associate professor of music, and Jessie Fillerup, associate professor of musicology.

  • Henry Published

    Brian Henry, professor of English and creative writing, published three new books: Things Are Completely Simple: Poetry and Translation and translations of Aleš Šteger's The Book of Bodies and Written on Site: Costa da Morte and Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

  • Henry Published

    Brian Henry, professor of English and creative writing, published the lyric essay "In and Out of Order" in The Georgia Review.

  • Henry Published

    Brian Henry, professor of English and creative writing, published translations of over 50 poems by Tomaž Šalamun, which have appeared recently in AgniBlackbirdGuernicaIterantMississippi ReviewMissouri ReviewPoetry DailyPoetry Northwest, and Poetry Review (UK), among other places.

  • Gruner Elected

    Elisabeth Gruner, professor of English, was elected president of the Children's Literature Association, an international academic organization dedicated to high standards of criticism, scholarship, research, and teaching in children's literature.

  • Outka's Book Short-Listed

    Viral Modernism: The Influenza Pandemic and Interwar Literature by Elizabeth Outka, professor of English, was short-listed for the Modernist Studies Association Book PrizeRead more.

  • Outka Awarded

    Elizabeth Outka, professor of English, received the 2021 Transatlantic Studies Association-Cambridge University Press Book Award for Viral Modernism: The Influenza Pandemic and Interwar LiteratureRead more.

  • 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

Scholarship Repository Readership

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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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Mailing address:
English Department, Humanities Building 318
106 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173

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

Department Chair: Dr. David Stevens
Academic Administrative Coordinator: Emily Tarchokov