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English Alum Cory MacLauchlin’s Biography to Become Feature Film

A Butterfly in the Typewriter, Cory MacLauchin’s biography of John Kennedy Toole, Pulitzer prize-winning author of A Confederacy of Dunces, will be made into a feature film starring Susan Sarandon and Nick Offerman. The movie, shot entirely in the New Orleans area, is targeted for a 2018 release. Toole unsuccessfully sought publication of his novel, finally…

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2016 VCU Department of English Commencement

“Writing well, reading well, in all the ways we read and write our worlds–they are the heart of thinking, understanding, and living and loving well.”         Professor Elizabeth Hodges,         2016 English Department Commencement Speaker The VCU Department of English held its annual spring graduation ceremony at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church on May 14th, 2016.  Dr. Elizabeth…

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New H&S Scholarship Website

The following is posted on behalf of the College of Humanities and Sciences. The College of Humanities and Sciences has introduced a new website, vcu.academicworks.com, with information and an online application process for the over 100 scholarship opportunities we offer to currently enrolled students. The system features a searchable database of opportunities and details the requirements…

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Open Minds’ Sanctuary Highlighted in Commonwealth Times

English MFA alum and VCU’s Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies Assistant Professor Liz Canfield fulfills her passion for activism by participating in Sanctuary, an offshoot of the Open Minds program. Open Minds, a joint venture between VCU and the Richmond City Jail, was founded in 2010 by English Associate Professor David Coogan. Canfield began teaching…

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Wojahn Poem Featured in “We the Poets” Celebration of American Archives Month

English Professor David Wojahn was one of eight poets commissioned by the National Archives, in partnership with the Academy of American Poets, to write a poem inspired by any record in possession of the National Archives. Wojahn was videotaped reading his poem,  “Catawba Cotton Mill, 1908,” in front of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC….

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