Creative Writing Graduate Alexandria Riker Publishes First Short Story

Alexandria Riker just published her first short story "Coming  Home" in the online magazine The Literary Garden, Issue 4 and can be read online. A December 2018 magna cum laude graduate, Alexandria was an English: Creative Major who worked with Professor Warren Rochelle and was part of the study abroad program that he led in the summer of 2018 at Bangor University in Wales, UK. … [Read more...]

2020 Graduate Krista Beucler Publishes First Short Story

Krista Beucler '20 recently published her first short story, a piece that originated in her first creative writing class at the University of Mary Washington with Professor Warren Rochelle. Krista completed her degree this spring with a major in English: Creative Writing and minors in Spanish and Museum Studies. While at UMW, Krista was the recipient of the Laurie Mansell Reich '79 and Henry E. Reich Jr. Scholarship and was a finalist for the Barbara Thomas Phillips Creative Writing Scholarship. Krista was the Editor-in-Chief for Issue 7.2 of the Rappahannock Review, the literary journal published by the University of Mary Washington. Working with Professor Rochelle as her advisor, Beucler's graduated in Spring 2020 with departmental Honors by completing the Honors project "Introduction to the Publishing Industry." Krista's story "Rooks Mate for Life" is available online in From Whispers to Roars: An Arts & Literary Magazine, Vol. 3, Issue 1. … [Read more...]

Schultz Accepted into MFA Program

Jordan Schultz, a May 2017 graduate with a major in English: Creative Writing, has been accepted into the M.F.A. program at the University of South Florida, starting in the fall of 2020 with full funding. … [Read more...]

LaMonica ’09 Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Cle LaMonica, class of '09, successfully defended her dissertation at the University of Stockholm. Entitled "A Combined Perceptual and Acoustical Account of US Dialect Distance," the dissertation abstract and download link is available online. LaMonica was a linguistics special major and one of the students who took Professor Paul Fallon's seminar on Accents of English.   … [Read more...]

English Alumna Publishes New Book

Congratulations to former English major Maura Way (UMW '94) whose poetry collection entitled _Another Bungalow_ was recently released by Press 53. … [Read more...]

Alum Wins Award

UMW alumna Gwynne Mapes ('08) won third place for best student abstract at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, for her paper "'Oh, and it’s got to be cut into four triangles, never in half': the role of negation in Bon Appétit’s 'Editor’s Letter.'" Gwynne is pursuing a PhD in linguistics at the University of Bern in Switzerland. Congratulations! … [Read more...]

English Grad Publishes Essay

Recent graduate Hannah Straton's essay, "A Manual for Fire and Stories," was just published in the online magazine Hippocampus Magazine: Memorable Creative Nonfiction.  Excellent work, Hannah!  Congratulations! … [Read more...]

English Alum Nominated for Emmy

Among the NOMINEES FOR THE 35th ANNUAL NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS ANNOUNCED BY THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES was UMW alumnus and former English major Alexander Cardia ('07). In the category of Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction, he was nominated for his animation and design work on Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, produced by PBS.  The awards will be presented on September 30.  We congratulate Alex warmly on this honor. … [Read more...]