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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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Welcome Our Incoming Fall 2017 MFAers…

Rachel Beanland (F) earned bachelor’s degrees in art history and journalism from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in arts administration from Winthrop University. For the past decade and a half, she has worked in public relations and is now the director of operations at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Rachel…

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VCU Cabell First Novelist 2017 Semi-Finalists

The VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Committee announced mid-June the semi-finalists for the 2017 award: The Wangs Vs. the World by Jade Chang (Mariner Books) Everyone Loves You Back by Louie Conin (Gorsky Press) Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn (Liveright) Champion of the World by Chad Dundas (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) What Belongs to…

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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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2017 Levis Reading Prize Semi-Finalists

The following poetry collections have been listed as semi-finalists for the 2017 Levis Reading Prize: Blues Triumphant, Jonterri Gadson Lord of House and Commons, Ishion Hutchinson Bestiary, Donika Kelly Rapture, Sjohnna McCray The Big Book of Exit Strategies, Jamaal May Tula, Chris Santiago Look, Solmaz Sharif Cannibal, Safiya Sinclair Night Sky with Exit Wounds, Ocean…

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