David Coogan to Speak at Faculty Scholarship Recognition Event

April 10, 2017

English Associate Professor David Coogan, co-Director of the Open Minds project between VCU and the Richmond City Jail, has been invited to speak about his recent book, Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail, at the Faculty Scholarship Recognition event on Thursday, April 13th at 9:15 a.m. in the Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms.

Dr. Scott Stevens: “Memory and Memorials in Indian Country: or How Living Memory Creates the Past”

April 11, 2017

This lecture, sponsored by the VCU Department of English in conjunction with The Humanities Research Center and The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, considers the notion of “Indian Country” in relationship to its shifting borders throughout the span of US history...

What Do You Do With An English Major?

April 7, 2017

What do you do with two degrees in English, you ask? VCU English BA and MA graduate Aíne Norris has the answer!

“A Few Words with David Wojahn” on For the Scribe

April 6, 2017

David Wojahn shares insights into his latest collection of poetry, For the Scribe, in the current issue of the College of Humanities & Sciences’ online newsletter.

Interview with Alum Patty Smith in VCU News

March 30, 2017

English alum Patty Smith (MFA/Fiction ’01), author of The Year of Needy Girls, is interviewed in the March 30th edition of VCU News.  Patty’s debut novel examines homophobia, false accusations and community unrest.

Golumbia Speaks at boundary 2 Symposium

March 21, 2017

Associate Professor David Golumbia presented “Mirowski as Critic of the Digital” at the boundary 2 symposium titled “Neoliberalism, Its Ontology and Genealogy: The Work and context of Philip Mirowski.” The symposium took place at the University of Pittsburgh on March 18.

Dr. Cristina Stanciu Receives NEH Stipend Award

March 31, 2017

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.

Dave Coogan Featured in DCE’s 10th Anniversary, H&S News

March 8, 2017

The Division of Community Engagement celebrates its 10th anniversary by highlighting VCU faculty who advance community-engaged teaching and scholarship. English Associate Professor David Coogan is featured on the DCE’s website for his work with Open Minds, a program that pairs VCU students with Richmond City Justice Center jail residents to share their stories in writing workshops. Of Dave’s contribution to our students and the community, Dr. Montse Fuentes writes, “David Coogan is an inspiration to all of us…. He is making a difference by with great passion promoting our community engagement mission. We are incredibly proud to have him in the College…”

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