Historic Slave Manuscript Revived and Digitized

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Historic Slave Manuscript Revived and Digitized

Fields Cook was born into slavery on a Virginia plantation in 1817, and though he died over a hundred years ago, his life and most intimate thoughts survive and were recently revived. A Scetch of My Own Life by Fields Cook is one of the few, if only, surviving manuscripts written by a slave before […]

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David Wojahn shares insights into his latest collection, ‘For the Scribe’

By Megan Schiffres David Wojahn, an award-winning poet who teaches poetry and writing as a professor in the Department of English, is the author of nine poetry collections, including his most recent work, “For the Scribe” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017), which continues Wojahn’s explorations of the interstices between the public and the private, the […]

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HRC Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Emma Smith

What’s It Worth? Shakespeare’s Value Then and Now Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Hertford College, Oxford University Wednesday March 15th, 4:00 PM Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Admission is free and all are welcome! This event is part of the Spring 2017 Speaker Series: What the ‘Literary Greats’ […]

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Alumni spotlight: Howard Owen

Howard Owen (MA English ‘82/H&S) built an impressive career in journalism, beginning at the Richmond Times Dispatch in 1978 and retiring from the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star in 2013. His years of service in news coverage isn’t the only writing commitment he pursued in that timeframe, nor is it the one that has necessarily garnered him […]

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10 Under 10: Kevin Powers

Alumnus Kevin Powers (B.A.’08/H&S) has been named a VCU 10 Under 10 award winner. The awards celebrate alumni who earned their first VCU degree within the past 10 years and who have enjoyed remarkable professional success, made important contributions to their community and/or loyally supported the university. Powers started writing about the age of 13, […]

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Cabell First Novelist Award

November 17, 7:00 PM Cabell Library, room 303 Angela Flournoy, the winner of the 2016 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, will read from her book, The Turner House, and then participate in a discussion of the evolution of the book from original idea to first draft to published work on November 17th. The event will […]

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Alumni spotlight: Steven Collis

By day, Steven Collis, MFA Creative Writing ’06, is an attorney, serving as chair of Holland & Hart LLP’s Religious Institutions and First Amendment practice group and representing clients across the nation (including in the United States Supreme Court) in complex litigation and labor and employment matters. But, in his free time, he experiments with […]

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Alumni gifts impact next generation of students

The College of Humanities and Sciences recently received several generous gifts from alumni supporting scholarships and opportunities for students. Dr. Craig Sirles, BA ‘75/H&S, is a self-described “dedicated and serious student of words” so it is no surprise that his love of language and writing led him to be a student in the Department of […]

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Psychology and Creative Writing alumna publishes collection of poetry

Diana Woodcock, B.S. Psychology ’74 and M.F.A. Creative Writing ’04, recently published a collection of poems Under the Spell of a Persian Nightingale. She is also the author of Swaying on the Elephant’s Shoulders, which won the 2010 Venice Quebodeaux International Poetry Prize for Women, and six chapbooks including Beggar in the Everglades, Desert Ecology: Lessons […]

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2015 December Diploma Ceremonies

Congratulations to all of our upcoming graduates!  If you haven’t already done so please make sure you know all of the details like time and location for your department’s diploma ceremony by visiting the VCU Commencement site and on the Departmental Ceremonies page. If you have a question about your ceremony please contact your department’s […]

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