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Department of English Mourns Loss of Colleague Claudia Emerson

It is with great sadness that we report the loss of colleague Claudia Emerson, who passed away December 4th after a courageous battle with cancer.  The tremendous impact she had on the literary arts is highlighted in VCU News as well as in the department’s online literary journal Blackbird. For all of her English department friends, colleagues and students, her death is a heartbreaking loss.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 11th at 2 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 5 North Fifth Street in downtown Richmond, with another held at 11 a.m. on Friday the 12th at Chatham Presbyterian Church in Emerson’s hometown of Chatham in southside Virginia.