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Welcome Our Incoming Fall 2017 MATX Class…

Mohammed Alasmari earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, with a minor in Marketing Communication and Advertisement from Imam University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. While in Riyadh, he worked at the nonprofit organization Orphan Care “Ensan” as a public relations representative. Following that, Mohammed became a lecturer at the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication…

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Please Welcome Our Fall 2017 Incoming MA Class

Amber Brooks has lived anywhere and everywhere in the tri-cities area of Virginia since birth. With three amazing kids and two goofy pups, she and her husband planted their roots in King William in 2010. After graduating with her BA in English from VCU in December of 2016, Amber continued her scholarship on Victorian women writers and…

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New Faculty Books In 2017

Nicholas Frankel presents a new and revisionary account of Wilde’s final years, spent in poverty and exile on the European continent following his release from an English prison for the crime of “gross indecency” between men. Oscar Wilde: The Unrepentant Years challenges the prevailing, traditional view of Wilde as a broken, tragic figure, a martyr…

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Welcome Our Incoming Fall 2017 MFAers…

Rachel Beanland (F) earned bachelor’s degrees in art history and journalism from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in arts administration from Winthrop University. For the past decade and a half, she has worked in public relations and is now the director of operations at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Rachel…

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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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