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New Faculty Books In 2017

Nicholas Frankel presents a new and revisionary account of Wilde’s final years, spent in poverty and exile on the European continent following his release from an English prison for the crime of “gross indecency” between men. Oscar Wilde: The Unrepentant Years challenges the prevailing, traditional view of Wilde as a broken, tragic figure, a martyr…

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New Book by Postdoctoral Fellow Jason Price

Jason Price’s new book, Animals and Desire in South African Fiction: Biopolitics and the Resistance to Colonization (Palgrave 2017) discusses the political potential of affective experiences of desire as reflected in contemporary South African literature. Price argues that definitions of desire deployed by capitalist and colonial culture maintain social inequality by managing relations to ensure…

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New Book by Shimomura and Brinegar

Sachi Shimomura and John Brinegar, along with Sachi’s father, Osamu Shimomura, have collaborated to write a narrative of Osamu Shimomura’s unexpected path to the Nobel Prize in an aptly titled book, Luminous Pursuit: Jellyfish, GFP, and the Unforeseen Path to the Nobel Prize (World Scientific 2017). The book narrates the life and scientific career of Nobel…

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New Book by Matteo Pangallo

New faculty member Matteo Pangallo (Assistant Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern English Literature) has just published his first monograph, Playwriting Playgoers in Shakespeare’s Theater (U of Pennsylvania Press). Among the dramatists who wrote for the professional playhouses of early modern London was a small group of writers who were neither members of the commercial…

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In Memoriam: Richard Karl Priebe (1943–2017)

The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of English is saddened to report that Professor Emeritus Richard Karl Priebe passed away on June 9, 2017. Richard graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1964 and pursued graduate study in English and German at the University of Tübingen, Germany. He earned his PhD in English in 1973 from…

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