New Chair of English Department

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New Chair of English Department

Catherine Ingrassia, Professor of English, has been selected as the permanent chair of the English Department. Catherine is a renowned scholar of eighteenth-century British literature and culture with a particular focus on women writers of the period. At VCU, Catherine, who received the CHS Distinguished Service Award in 2014, chaired the committees leading to the […]

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‘Writing Our Way Out’ students celebrate graduation

The College of Humanities and Sciences congratulates the second graduating class of Writing Our Way Out: A Criminal Justice Diversion Program! The class includes 10 VCU students and 11 citizens from the City of Richmond facing low-level offenses who were diverted from the courts to the program through a plea agreement. The program is a […]

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Visiting Writers Series: Yiyun Li

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 The Department of English MFA Program in Creative Writing hosts a reading by VCU 2019 Distinguished Visiting Writer, Yiyun Li, on Wednesday, January 30th at 7PM in the Cabell Library Third Floor Lecture Hall. Li is the author of four works of fiction, Kinder Than Solitude, The Vagrants, A Thousand Years […]

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Clint McCown & Jessie van Eerden

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Jessie van Eerden is author of two novels, Glorybound, winner of the Foreword Editor’s Choice Fiction Prize, and My Radio Radio, as well as the recent essay collection The Long Weeping, winner of the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award. Her work has appeared in Best American Spiritual Writing, Oxford American, Willow Springs, and other magazines and […]

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Student Spotlight: Glynis Boyd Hughes

Glynis Boyd Hughes is an undergraduate student at VCU majoring in English and minoring in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies after pursuing a social work career that began in 1997. Her love of language, books, and her belief that the English language fosters communication and understanding are the key reasons she returned to VCU. A […]

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Levis Reading Prize

Monday, October 8 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. VCU Cabell Library Third Floor Lecture Hall The Levis Reading Prize is presented on behalf of VCU’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program. Sponsors include the VCU Department of English, the VCU Libraries, Barnes & Noble @ VCU and the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, with additional […]

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Cabell First Novelist Award

Tuesday, November 6 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. VCU Cabell Library Third Floor Lecture Hall The Cabell First Novelist Award is presented on behalf of VCU’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program. Sponsors include the James Branch Cabell Library Associates, VCU Libraries, the VCU Department of English, Barnes & Noble @ VCU and the VCU College […]

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‘Writing Your Way Out’ Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Academic Learning Center, Room 2201 This is a very special graduation ceremony for people who were given a second chance: instead of incarceration, ten low-level offenders in Richmond were diverted to campus to join Writing Your Way Out: A Criminal Justice Diversion Program, a partnership between […]

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Book Collecting Contest Winners Honored

The Department of English’s inaugural Book Collecting Contest presented awards May 3 to two recipients. The contest recognizes VCU students who have developed a  thoughtful and purposeful collection of books, manuscripts or other material textual works. Honorees submitted a proposal that explained their collections. A panel of judges evaluated the concept, scope and rationale. The winner […]

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Calling All Student Book Collectors

Submissions Open for VCU’s Book Collecting Contest Are you a bookworm? A spine fondler? A page sniffer? Then you may just have what it takes to win a hundred dollars! VCU is hosting a Student Book Collecting Contest this year, sponsored by the Department of English, James Branch Cabell Library, and Black Swan Books. One […]

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