Blackbird Announces Fall 2015 Issue

November 20, 2015

Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts announces its new Fall 2015 issue, v14n2.

Department of English Mourns Loss of Colleague Claudia Emerson

December 9, 2014

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.

Open Minds’ Sanctuary Highlighted in Commonwealth Times

November 14, 2014

English MFA alum and VCU’s Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies Assistant Professor Liz Canfield fulfills her passion for activism by participating in Sanctuary, an offshoot of the Open Minds program. Open Minds, a joint venture between VCU and the Richmond City Jail, was founded in 2010 by English Associate Professor David Coogan. Canfield began teaching in Open Minds in the fall of 2011.

Wojahn Poem Featured in “We the Poets” Celebration of American Archives Month

October 22, 2014

English Professor David Wojahn was one of eight poets commissioned by the National Archives, in partnership with the Academy of American Poets, to write a poem inspired by any record in possession of the National Archives.

MA Alum John Cyrus Secures Tenure Track Position

June 1, 2009

MA Alum John Cyrus finished a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University (LSU) in May and will be starting as a tenure track Liaison Librarian on the faculty at LSU Health Science Center.

Andrea Cleary Awarded Levis Fellowship

May 18, 2009

MFA student Andrea Cleary has been selected to serve as next year’s Larry Levis Fellow in support of the administration of the Levis Reading Prize.

Kate Bradley (MFA/Fiction) Recognized by AWP Intro Journals Project

May 1, 2009

Kate Bradley (MFA/Fiction) was selected as one of the fiction winners of this year’s AWP Intro Journals Project (a competition for the discovery and publication of the best new works by students currently enrolled in the programs of AWP).

Lee Bloxom Awarded PNC Foundation Grant

April 29, 2009

MATX student Lee Bloxom has been awarded an $8,000 grant to conduct an oral history of 20th century farm life on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The announcement comes from The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the PNC Foundation who made the award jointly.

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OCTOBER 18-21, 2018

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Last Day of Classes
DECEMBER 8, 2018

 

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British Virginia is a VCU-hosted series of scholarly editions of documents touching on the colony. These texts range from the 16th and 17th-century literature of English exploration to the 19th-century writing of loyalists and other Virginians who continued to identify with Great Britain. Editions appear principally in digital form, freely downloadable. 

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