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New Book by Postdoctoral Fellow Jason Price

Jason Price’s new book, Animals and Desire in South African Fiction: Biopolitics and the Resistance to Colonization (Palgrave 2017) discusses the political potential of affective experiences of desire as reflected in contemporary South African literature. Price argues that definitions of desire deployed by capitalist and colonial culture maintain social inequality by managing relations to ensure…

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New Book by Shimomura and Brinegar

Sachi Shimomura and John Brinegar, along with Sachi’s father, Osamu Shimomura, have collaborated to write a narrative of Osamu Shimomura’s unexpected path to the Nobel Prize in an aptly titled book, Luminous Pursuit: Jellyfish, GFP, and the Unforeseen Path to the Nobel Prize (World Scientific 2017). The book narrates the life and scientific career of Nobel…

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New Book by Matteo Pangallo

New faculty member Matteo Pangallo (Assistant Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern English Literature) has just published his first monograph, Playwriting Playgoers in Shakespeare’s Theater (U of Pennsylvania Press). Among the dramatists who wrote for the professional playhouses of early modern London was a small group of writers who were neither members of the commercial…

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2017 Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards! Ume Farwa received the Dinah Grossman-Wolfe Book Award.  A junior English major with a double minor in Creative Writing and Business, Ume hopes to enter the editing/publishing industry after graduation.  Passionate about writing since childhood, Ume is grateful to the English major for allowing…

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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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