Fallon Serves as Pronouncer for Local Spelling Bee

Associate Professor of Linguistics Paul Fallon served as the pronouncer for the Fredericksburg Regional Spelling Bee, held Saturday, Feb. 25, at James Monroe High School. Read more in The Free Lance-Star. … [Read more...]

Alum Chelsea Krieg ’10 Appointed Asst Director at NCSU

Alum Chelsea Krieg (2010) has been appointed Assistant Director of the Creative Writing Program at North Carolina State University, where she earned her MFA in 2016. In addition to her work advising and working with Creative Writing as a faculty member in the NCSU Department of English, Krieg has also worked with the NCSU library on integrating Citizen Science into the First-Year Writing classroom (ENG101). … [Read more...]

Barrenechea Wins Fellowship

Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, was awarded an M.C. Lang Fellowship in Book History, Bibliography, and Humanities Teaching with Historical Sources at the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia for 2023-2024. … [Read more...]

Sydney German ’22 to Attend Emerson for Graduate Studies

Congratulations to Sydney German, an English and Linguistics-Creative Writing major, who received multiple offers for graduate study! German, a December '22 graduate, has accepted the offer from Emerson College’s Master's Program in Publishing and Writing and will begin studies there in spring 2023. … [Read more...]

Richards Leads Discussion for 75th Anniversary of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

To mark the 75th anniversary of Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Gary Richards led the discussion of that play in the One Book, One Festival series at the Louisiana Book Festival on Saturday, October 29, 2022, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This was his tenth time to participate in that series at the festival, having also led the programs on Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men, John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces, Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory,” and Ernest Gaines’s A Gathering of Old Men, among others. His appearance was made possible in part by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. … [Read more...]

Mathur Presents Paper at Shakespeare’s Globe

Maya Mathur presented the paper, "Strange Fish: Laughter and Race-Making in The Tempest" at the academic symposium, "Shakespeare and Race: Spoken Word(s)," which was held at Shakespeare's Globe, London, on November 4-5, 2022. The conference was organized by the Shakespeare Center, a collaboration between Shakespeare's Globe theater and King's College, London. … [Read more...]

Foss Presents Paper on Oscar Wilde

Professor of English Chris Foss recently presented a paper, "‘We are the zanies of sorrow’: Oscar Wilde's Post-Prison Relationship to Mental Disability,” on Sat. Oct. 15th at the Anniversaries and Auguries: The Victorians Institute’s Golden Jubilee Conference in Spartanburg, SC. … [Read more...]

Barrenechea Presents Conference Paper

Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, recently presented "Alucard and Alucarda: From Universal to Hemispheric Horrors” at the Literature/Film Association Conference in New Orleans, October 20-22, 2022. … [Read more...]

Sayth ’09 Working as PA & Researcher for New CW Series Walker: Independence!

Alumna Natalie Sayth ('09 English / Music) is a writer’s assistant and researcher for the new CW series Walker: Independence! For more information, including episodes available for streaming, check The CW website. … [Read more...]

Barrenechea Presents Comparative Literature Paper

Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, presented “‘Una América Total’: New World Encyclopedism in the 1970s” at the American Comparative Literature Association conference, held online June 15-18, 2022.     … [Read more...]