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What Do You Do With An English Major?

What do you do with two degrees in English, you ask? VCU English BA and MA graduate Aíne Norris has the answer! Featured in the latest post on “Dear English Major” blog, Aíne details her journey from her first post-collegiate employment at Apple Retail to her current post as Senior Communications Administrator at Virginia Commonwealth…

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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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Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2016 Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards!

The Department of English would like to extend its heartfelt congratulations to the following deserving students: Gretchen Gales received the E. Allen Brown English Scholarship.  A senior majoring in both English and History, Gretchen is currently the managing editor of Quail Bell Magazine.  She credits the English major not only with strengthening her writing, which…

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VCU Department of English 50th Anniversary

VCU Department of English’s Bachelor of Arts Program celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2016. On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 faculty, fellow alumni, and friends of the department joined in the celebration hosted at the VCU Scott House. Earlier that day, the department kicked off the festivities with our undergraduates reading from their award-winning creative and…

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Our Fall 2015 Incoming MA Class

Please welcome our Fall 2015 incoming MA class! Sara Bailey is a Richmond native and a VCU alum, having received her B A in English in 2012, with a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, and her MT in English Education in 2015. During her first graduate degree, she taught Focused Inquiry and discovered…

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