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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.

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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.

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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.”

SJ Sindu and Geoff Bouvier

SJ Sindu and Geoff Bouvier to join MFA faculty

June 30, 2022

The Department of English is pleased to announce that Professors SJ Sindu and Geoff Bouvier will be joining our faculty this fall.

Winston - alum and recent student worker

Meet Winston: alum and recent student worker

June 22, 2022

Winston graduated this spring from VCU arts with a major in communication arts with a concentration in VFX. They worked in the Department of English since they were a freshman and took on a number of special projects like the custom illustrated author stickers for Black History Month and Women's History Month.

Terry Oggel

Dr. Terry Oggel retiring September 1

June 22, 2022

After 34 years of service at VCU, L. Terry Oggel will retire on September 1.

Sophia Lanctot

Sophia Lanctot named 2022 Outstanding English Major

May 16, 2022

Sophia graduated this May with her BA in English and a minor in creative writing. Her scholarly interests include Victorian, Gothic, and Southern Literature, culminating in a final seminar paper on queer desire and gender transformation in Edgar Allan Poe’s The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym.

Raegan Ballard, Maya Charlton, Billy Hunt, Ibtisam Said, Jiana Smith, Brady Woodall

Congratulations to our spring 2022 Distinguished English Majors

April 27, 2022

Meet the select group of students in our Distinguished Majors Program and explore their thesis topics.