Posts Categorized: Undergraduate

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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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Dr. Cristina Stanciu Receives NEH Stipend Award

Congratulations go out to Assistant Professor Cristina Stanciu who received a $6,000 summer stipend from the National Endowment of the Humanities in support of her second book, “The Makings and Unmakings of Americans: Indians and Immigrants in American Literature and Culture, 1879-1924,” which is under contract with Yale University Press. In “The Makings and Unmakings of Americans,” Stanciu will show…

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The English Faculty Symposium: A Forum for Ideas on Research, Teaching, and Writing

The English Faculty Symposium is a new lecture series that will showcase the research of the faculty of the VCU Department of English. The series carries on the collegial tradition – across ranks, subfields, and communities – of First Friday, the department’s previous lecture series, which was curated by Professor Bryant Mangum for many years….

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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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