Alum Kaitie Goodwin ’18/’19 Working on MA and as Editorial Assistant

Kaitie Goodwin, Bachelor of Arts in English '18 and Master of Education '19, is finishing her Master of Arts in English at James Madison University in 2024 and is the editorial assistant for English Education. … [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...]

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...]

Alum Kate Leboff ’14 Announces Poetry Chapbook

Alum Kate Leboff, a 2014 English:Creative Writing graduate and Production Coordinator at Cornell University Press, has announced the publication of her first book with Finishing Line Press. It is a poetry chapbook she plans to entitle “Kintsugi” (the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with lacquer mixed with gold, silver, or platinum), based almost entirely of her own life experiences. Among those she thanks in her announcement are her “Creative Writing & Lit professors at University of Mary Washington.”       … [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...]

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...]

Mary Cheney, ENLI ’21, Wins Fulbright Award

Mary Cheney, English B.A. with a minor in linguistics ’21, M.Ed. ’22, who will head to South Korea on prestigious Fulbright Award! Linguistics Associate Professor Janie Lee supported Cheney's Korean teaching interests.   … [Read more...]

’18 Alum Alexandria Riker Publishes Story

Congratulations to alumna Alexandria Riker ’18! Alexandria’s dystopian horror short story “Weighing In” was just published in The Yard: Crime Blog online magazine. Alexandria is a December 2018 magna cum laude graduate who majored in English: Creative Writing and studied under Dr. Warren Rochelle and participated in his study abroad program in 2018 at Bangor University in Wales, UK. … [Read more...]

’08 Alum Gwynne E Mapes Publishes

Congratulations to alumna Gwynne E. Mapes,’08! Mapes’s book Elite Authenticity: Remaking Distinction in Food Discourse was published in June 2021 by Oxford University Press in their distinguished Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics series. Oxford University Press describes the book: "In Elite Authenticity, Gwynne Mapes integrates theories of mediatization, materiality, and authenticity in order to explore the discursive production of elite status and class inequality in food discourse. Relying on a range of methodological approaches, Mapes examines restaurant reviews and articles published in the New York Times food section; a collection of Instagram posts from @nytfood; ethnographically-informed fieldwork in four renowned Brooklyn, NY, restaurants; and a recorded dinner conversation with six food-enthusiasts. Across these varied genres of data, she demonstrates how a discourse of 'elite authenticity' represents a particular surfacing of rhetorical maneuvers in which distinction … [Read more...]