Dasgupta Gives Two Conference Presentations

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In March Dr. Shumona Dasgupta presented “A counter Discourse to Bollywood: Gender, Nation and Violence in Bengali Partition Cinema” at the Association of Asian Studies Conference in Washington, DC and “An(other) Story: Memory, Trauma and Identity in Muslim Narratives of the Partition” at the American Comparative Literature Association's annual conference hosted by UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. … [Read more...]

Fallon Co-Chairs Oratorical Festival

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Dr. Paul Fallon served as Co-Chair of the Virginia District St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, held at the Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The competition, open to finalists in grades 7-12 from Greek Orthodox parishes throughout the state, involved an original speech dealing with religious topics, assessed both for oral communication skills as well as organization and content. … [Read more...]

Rafferty Continues POTUS Pubs

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Congratulations to Professor Colin Rafferty! His essay on Chester A. Arthur, “Smear Campaign (#21),” appeared last week in the new issue of storySouth. … [Read more...]

CDS Majors Present at Conference

Congratulations to Christina Brown, Grace Howie, and Olivia Taylor! These senior Communication and Digital Studies majors recently presented at the Virginia Association of Communication Arts and Sciences. … [Read more...]

Mathur Presents on Comedies

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Dr. Maya Mathur recently presented the paper “Comedy Is Not a Victimless Crime! Laughter in Gammer Gurton’s Needle and The Shoemaker’s Holiday​” at the annual conference of the Shakespeare Association of America held in Los Angeles, CA. … [Read more...]

Phillips Scholarship for Creative Writing

Congratulations to the 2018 winner and finalists of the Barbara Thomas Phillips Creative Writing Scholarship: Elizabeth Stone, Lauren Taylor, and Kathryn Chau! … [Read more...]

Academy of American Poets Prize 2018

Congratulations to this year's winner, Kaitlin Lamb, for her poem “Dear Persephone,” and to Sarah Stephen, who was awarded an honorable mention for her poem “A Broken Wishbone Sits in My Palm."  The contest was judged by guest poet James Arthur of Johns Hopkins University.   … [Read more...]

Richards Leads Discussion of Baldwin

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Dr. Gary Richards recently led the breakfast book discussion of James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in New Orleans, LA. … [Read more...]

Dasgupta Publishes & Lectures on Postcolonial Lit

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Professor Shumona Dasgupta recently published an article and gave an invited talk. The article, "'His Blood Was Pure English': Border Anxiety, Race, and Mimicry in Post-Imperial Mutiny Fiction," appeared in The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 4.2. The invited talk, "From the other side of Silence: Indian women write the Partition," was given at the South Asian Millennials Conference, organized by the South Asian Students' Chapter at Columbia and Yale Universities. … [Read more...]

Richards Lectures in Fredericksburg School

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Professor Gary Richards recently was a guest scholar at Walker Grant Middle School, where he lectured on Edgar Allan Poe and “The Fall of the House of Usher” to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. … [Read more...]