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In Memoriam: Richard Karl Priebe (1943–2017)

The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of English is saddened to report that Professor Emeritus Richard Karl Priebe passed away on June 9, 2017. Richard graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1964 and pursued graduate study in English and German at the University of Tübingen, Germany. He earned his PhD in English in 1973 from…

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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 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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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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