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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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2016 VCU Department of English Commencement

“Writing well, reading well, in all the ways we read and write our worlds–they are the heart of thinking, understanding, and living and loving well.”         Professor Elizabeth Hodges,         2016 English Department Commencement Speaker The VCU Department of English held its annual spring graduation ceremony at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church on May 14th, 2016.  Dr. Elizabeth…

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VCU Department of English 50th Anniversary

VCU Department of English’s Bachelor of Arts Program celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2016. On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 faculty, fellow alumni, and friends of the department joined in the celebration hosted at the VCU Scott House. Earlier that day, the department kicked off the festivities with our undergraduates reading from their award-winning creative and…

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