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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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VCU News Casts Spotlight on Dr. Bassard and the Digitization of Historic Slave Manuscript

“A Scetch of My Own Life by Fields Cook” is one of the few, if only, surviving manuscripts written before the Civil War by a slave still in bondage. The historic document recently was discovered by Katherine Bassard, Ph.D., senior vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of African American literature in the Department of English in the College…

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VCU Peru

For 20 years, VCU students have benefited from the transformative experience of studying abroad.  Indeed, several English Department faculty, graduate students and program alumni have taken part in experiencing first hand the unique potential of an education abroad programs in places such as Peru.  With photos provided by MATX alum Scott Dupree Mills and text…

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David Coogan to Speak at Faculty Scholarship Recognition Event

English Associate Professor David Coogan, co-Director of the Open Minds project between VCU and the Richmond City Jail, has been invited to speak about his recent book, Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail, at the Faculty Scholarship Recognition event on Thursday, April 13th at 9:15 a.m. in the Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms.

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Kathleen Graber Recipient of Arts and Letters Award in Literature

Associate Professor and poet Kathleen Graber has been chosen to receive an Arts and Letters Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Only eight awards are given annually to honor writers of exceptional accomplishments. Kathy will receive her award at a luncheon and celebration on Wednesday, May 17, in New York….

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