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: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/icCiTHb9tKmyJy6b4JT3/full. 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...]

Richards Presents at Southern Lit Conference


Professor Gary Richards recently presented two papers at the Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference. The first, “Queering Welty’s Male Bodies in the Undergraduate Classroom,” was part of the panel “Eight Ways of Looking at Eudora Welty in Twenty-First-Century Classrooms." The second, “Inflecting Texas in Southern Familial Drama: Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate as Rejoinder to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” grows out of his current work on southern drama. … [Read more...]

Rafferty Publishes Essay


Professor Colin Rafferty had his essay on William Howard Taft, "Judgment (#27)," published in the newest issue​ of The Collapsar. This is the latest in his series of essays devoted to the US Presidents. … [Read more...]

ELC Faculty Awarded UMW Grants


Congratulations to Dr. Chris Foss, who was recently awarded a prestigious Waple Professorship for 2018-2010, during which he will write a book on Oscar Wilde's fairy tales and disability.  Foss was also recently awarded a UMW College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Research Grant for 2018-2019, as were Professors Paul Fallon, Brenta Blevins, and Mara Scanlon. … [Read more...]

Skallerup Bessette Publishes Review


Lee Skallerup Bessette, Instructional Technology Specialist in DTLT and adjunct instructor in ELC, recently had her review of Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults published in The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship. … [Read more...]

Rafferty Has His Eye on Monroe


Congratulations to Colin Rafferty! His graphic essay on James Monroe, “The Eye of James Monroe (#5),” was published in the newest issue​ of Pinball magazine, available here: http://www.thisispinball.com/colin-rafferty/2017/11/29/the-eye-of-james-monroe-5 … [Read more...]