Josh Galarza

First Year MFAer Lands Book Deal

March 10, 2023

Congrats goes out to first year MFAer, Joshua Galarza, whose YA novel, The Great Cool Ranch Dorito in the Sky, has been acquired by Henry Holt & Company . . . 

Black History Month at VCU will feature a wide variety of events and activities. (Getty Images)

An overview of 2023 Black History Month events and activities at VCU

Feb. 3, 2023

February’s lineup includes a wide range of opportunities for students, staff, faculty and the community.

Among four research projects receiving funding from the Transdisciplinary Environmental Research Incubator is an effort studying Black-led urban agricultural spaces. (Getty Images)

Transdisciplinary Environmental Research Incubator funds four new research collaborations

Feb. 2, 2023

“The incubator will soon become a model for future research collaborations across the university,” said Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., director of the Humanities Research Center.

Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., a VCU English professor and director of the Humanities Research Center, is author of the new book "The Makings and Unmakings of Americans: Indians and Immigrants in American Literature and Culture, 1879-1924."

VCU professor Cristina Stanciu on her new book, ‘The Makings and Unmakings of Americans’

Jan. 26, 2023

A cultural history of Americanization, the book draws from an archive of Indigenous and new immigrant writing and visual culture.

Anna Webster recently was named to the Future Class, which honors a group of people who represent "the bright, bold and inclusive future of video games." (Contributed photo)

Years of playing video games, and professors’ encouragement, pay off for Anna Webster

Jan. 19, 2023

VCU alum, an in-house writer at Well Told Entertainment, recently received a prestigious honor in the industry at The Game Awards.

mary caton lingold reading a book at an outside table at v.c.u.

English professor’s sound studies unearth forgotten musical histories of the African Atlantic

Nov. 22, 2022

Mary Caton Lingold interprets Atlantic Africans’ musical performances in the 1600-1800s and what they might have meant to the people performing them.

a person walking in front off 800 west Franklin Street.

Fall 2022 incoming MFA class

Aug. 17, 2022

Meet the eight new students we are pleased to welcome to our MFA in creative writing program for fall '22.

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Fall 2022 incoming MA class

Aug. 16, 2022

Meet the ten new students we are pleased to welcome to our MA in English program for fall '22.

hibbs hall at v.c.u.

Fall 2022 incoming MATX class

Aug. 15, 2022

Meet the five new students we are pleased to welcome to our Media, Arts and Text doctoral program for fall '22.

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Humanities Research Center co-leads international symposium on Indigenous media and literature

July 21, 2022

The center’s director co-organized the event, an opportunity for scholars to discuss Indigenous publications and print culture as part of the center’s ongoing initiative, “On Native Ground.”