Meet VCU’s Authors: Jason Arnold

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Jason Arnold

February 17th, 2016 Jason Arnold, Associate Professor of Political Science, will talk about his new book, Secrecy in the Sunshine Era: The Promises and Failures of U.S. Open Government Laws (University Press of Kansas, 2014). A series of laws passed in the 1970s promised the nation unprecedented transparency in government, a veritable “sunshine era.” But […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Nicholas Frankel

February 3rd, 2016 Nicholas Frankel, Professor of English, will talk about his work on new editions of Oscar Wilde’s novels and plays, in particular his recent uncensored edition of Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (Harvard University Press, 2011). Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, first published in 1890, altered the ways in which […]

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Humanities Research Center’s 2016 Research Grants Recipients

We would like to congratulate all of the recipients for the Humanities Research Center’s 2016 Research Grants: Joshua Eckhardt (English): Religion Around John Donne Carolyn Eastman (History): The Strange Genius of Dr. O: Oratory and Transatlantic Celebrity in Early America Richard Fine (English): Edward Kennedy’s Long Road to Reims: The Media and the Military in […]

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Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

Monday, Nov. 23rd at The Depot, The Humanities Research Center, African American Studies, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, and the School of the Arts presents “Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul”.  The event will begin at 4:00pm, admission is free and all are welcome. Speaker and Author, Tanisha Ford, will […]

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Humanities Research Center Grants for Summer 2016

The Humanities Research Center is delighted to announce the continuation of its annual competition for ResearchGrants designed to foster excellence in research and creative scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University by providing funds to support direct research costs incurred by faculty. These costs will include travel to archives, lodging, meals, and expenses related to collection of […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Cornel West

September 3, 2015 “Invoking Our Collective Memory” On September 3, Cornel West, one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals and a tireless champion of racial justice, will launch the Humanities Research Center Speaker Series with a keynote address. Dr. West has written nineteen books, including Race Matters, Democracy Matters, and his new memoir, Brother West:  Living and Loving Out Loud.  […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Kathy Merlock Jackson

September 10, 2015 Song and Story in Disney’s Song of the South On September 10, Kathy Merlock Jackson (Professor and Coordinator of Communication at Virginia Wesleyan College) will speak about the cultural politics of Disney’s Song of the South. First released in 1946, Song of the South was an ambitious and innovative cinematic experiment combining live actors with animation. But the film’s […]

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HRC Speaker Series: James Loewen

September 29, 2015     “What Does the Civil War Mean in Richmond Today?”   On September 29, James Loewen, one of America’s most provocative public historians, will speak about Civil War memory in Richmond, Virginia, and the South.  Dr. Loewen’s research focuses on how Americans remember their past and the ways in which that past has been misrepresented in […]

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HRC Speaker Series: William J. Maxwell

October 13, 2015 “F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature” On October 13, William J. Maxwell (Professor of English and of African and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis) will speak about his new book, F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature. Drawing on nearly 14,000 pages of recently […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Kristen Green

October 19, 2015 “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, A Virginia Town, A Civil Rights Battle” On October 19, journalist Kristen Green will talk about her new book, Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, A Virginia Town, A Civil Rights Battle. Virginia’s Prince Edward County refused to abide by the Supreme […]

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