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


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


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


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


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...]

EJY Publishes in Health Communication Journal


Dr. Elizabeth Johnson-Young recently had her essay “Predicting Intentions to Breastfeed for Three Months, Six Months, and One Year Using the Theory of Planned Behavior and Body Satisfaction” published online in the journal Health Communication: The essay will also appear in the print version coming in the next edition of the journal. … [Read more...]

Rafferty Appears as Visiting Writer


Professor Colin Rafferty recently gave a reading of his work at Brigham Young University as part of their English Reading Series. … [Read more...]

Subramanian Appears in StoryCollider


Professor Sushma Subramanian appeared recently in the live storytelling event StoryCollider at Busboys and Poets in D.C., presenting material adapted from her forthcoming book on the science of touch. … [Read more...]