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Alum Anna Journey Featured in VCU News

An interview with alumna Anna Journey (MFA/Poetry ’07) is featured in the May 17 issue of VCU News. Journey attracted international news when she discovered an unpublished poem, “Ennui,” by Sylvia Plath. “Ennui” was published in November 2006 in the English department’s online literary journal, Blackbird. Journey continues to attract attention for her writing, drawing…

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May Graduates Publish with a Mission

May 2017 graduates Taneasha White and Brandon Clarkson recently created online publishing platforms to highlight their own writing and that of others. Although the two students have never discussed their publishing efforts, their platforms share the common goal of widening social and political discourse. Taneasha White is the co-founder and co-editor of Better Futures Press….

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VCU News Casts Spotlight on Dr. Bassard and the Digitization of Historic Slave Manuscript

“A Scetch of My Own Life by Fields Cook” is one of the few, if only, surviving manuscripts written before the Civil War by a slave still in bondage. The historic document recently was discovered by Katherine Bassard, Ph.D., senior vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of African American literature in the Department of English in the College…

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VCU Peru

For 20 years, VCU students have benefited from the transformative experience of studying abroad.  Indeed, several English Department faculty, graduate students and program alumni have taken part in experiencing first hand the unique potential of an education abroad programs in places such as Peru.  With photos provided by MATX alum Scott Dupree Mills and text…

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VCU Grads PhD-bound!

Four graduates of the MA Program have been accepted into PhD programs. Jake Hertz (MA/Research ’17) was accepted into Boston University’s competitive, nationally ranked program in English to study medieval literature. He was awarded a fully funded, five-year fellowship by the department. After receiving his Master’s degree in May, he looks forward to continuing to…

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