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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.

Michael Ra-shon Hall, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of English.

Professor’s new book explores African American travel and imagination

March 25, 2022

Michael Ra-shon Hall’s interest was sparked when he encountered a rare copy of the 'Green Book' as a graduate student.

Raegan Ballard

Introducing Raegan Ballard, Black History in the Making Award recipient for 2022

Feb. 24, 2022

Check out Raegan's advice for English majors and learn what the Black History in the Making Award means to her.

Nicole Milanovic

Friday feature: Nicole Milanovic

Feb. 18, 2022

Nicole will graduate with a B.A. in English from VCU in May 2022.

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Introducing Fabiana, social media manager and creative writing minor

Feb. 10, 2022

Fabiana is a junior mass communications major with a minor in creative writing. Learn more about why she decided to pursue her minor and who her favorite English professors are.