Richards Leads Louisiana Book Festival Discussion

On October 28, Professor of English Gary Richards led the 45-minute discussion of Truman Capote’s Other Voices, Other Rooms to mark its 75th anniversary at the Louisiana Book Festival. He also moderated the 45-minute panel “Autofiction: Life Meets Fiction” featuring Christie Gabour Atwood’s Calling Home, Teresa Tumminello Brader’s Letting in Air and Light, and Jeffrey Dale Lofton’s Red Clay Suzie. The festival is an international gathering of creative writers and scholars held each year at the state capitol complex in Baton Rouge, LA. Gary's appearance was made possible in part by a Strategic Partnership Grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. … [Read more...]

Foss Presents Paper on Wilde

On October 8, Professor of English Chris Foss presented a paper entitled “‘The secret of life is suffering’: Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis as Hard Times Survival Guide” at the Victorians Institute annual meeting, held this year in Raleigh, NC. … [Read more...]

Levy Publishes the Novel ‘School’ with University of Alabama Press

Assistant Professor of English Ray Levy's novel, School, comes out this week, on October 12, with the University of Alabama Press. More information and links to purchase the book can be found here. … [Read more...]

Blevins Presents SoTL Research at Writing and Rhetoric Conference

Brenta Blevins, Associate Professor of Writing Studies and Digital Studies, recently presented Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research on “low stakes” reflective journal assignments at the Corridors, the Blue Ridge Writing and Rhetoric Conference, in Blacksburg, VA. She also delivered a workshop on journal writing and conducting writing studies related SoTL research.  … [Read more...]

Madison Roberts ’22 to Attend U of TN for Library/Information Sciences

Alum Madison Roberts '22 was recently accepted into the University of Tennessee for Library/Information Sciences. Roberts worked as a Reference Student Aide at the University of Mary Washington's Simpson Library working on a variety of tasks, including creating content for and maintaining the Simpson Owl social media pages. In the Department of English and Linguistics, Roberts also worked on the Rappahannock Review.   … [Read more...]

Levy Publishes Tenth Year of DREGINALD, Alumni Published

Dr. Ray Levy, Assistant Professor of English teaching in the Creative Writing program, has published Issue Twenty-Three of DREGINALD, marking the ten-year anniversary of the inception of this literary journal. DREGINALD Issue Twenty-Three also showcases writing by two UMW ENLI alums: Gus Grohmann, currently a first-year creative-writing MFA student at Hollins University. James Pryor, currently a teacher of creative writing and ceramics at LibertyTown Arts Center. … [Read more...]

Barrenechea Presents at Literature/Film Association Conference

Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, recently presented "Hot/Cold Ecosystems in the Americas: Recycling Trash Cinema from Santo to Dr. Humpp" at the annual conference of the Literature/Film Association in Missoula, Montana, Sept. 21-23, 2023. … [Read more...]

Richards Delivers on Eudora Welty at the American Literature Association

Professor of English Gary Richards delivered a paper titled “Lily Daw and the Erotic Spaces of Disability” on the panel "The Sensual, Sexual, and Erotic Welty," sponsored by the Eudora Welty Society at the American Literature Association Annual Meeting in Boston this past May. … [Read more...]

Barrenechea Publishes Review

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea recently published a review of Fellow Travelers: How Road Stories Shaped the Idea of the Americas, by John Ochoa (University of Virginia Press, 2021), Comparative Literature Studies 60.2 (2023): 418-21. … [Read more...]

ENLI Alum Kimber Foreman to Attend Law School

Congratulations to recent graduate Kimber Foreman, who is entering the Vermont Law and Graduate School, which focuses on Environmental Law! Foreman is a 2021-2022 Departmental Honors recipient who completed an honors project, “Mutually Exclusive: Being Gay and Being a Man in E. M. Forster's Maurice,” in ENGL 449T under the sponsorship of Professor Kate Haffey. … [Read more...]