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The English Department teaches texts that reflect and permit study of a wide range of voices. In order to do what we do well, we must be a place in which all students—the student who feels endangered because of threats based on gender, sexuality, race, religion, immigration status, body type; the student who has felt unwelcome because of unpopular political views; the student who is feeling isolated; the student who believes in the enabling properties of literature and language, the student who fears power that has been associated with literature and language, the student who is unsure what literature and language mean in a time like ours—feel welcome. All such students, indeed all UVa students, are welcome in our department and in our classrooms.

 

Faculty Publications

News

02/14/2017
Members of the UVa English Department have suggested the following texts as ones that might be helpful to students, colleagues, and other members of the community in relation to current circumstances.
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11/15/2016

Fourth-year English major Ellie Sohm was invited to present the results of her archival work on William Faulkner’s letters to his daughter at the annual Center for Faulkner Studies conference.

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11/07/2016
Jerome McGann, the John Stewart Bryan Professor of English, was this year’s recipient of the highest honor given to University faculty, the Thomas Jefferson Award for Excellence in Scholarship.
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08/22/2016

Stephen Railton’s Digital Yoknapatawpha project has received a three-year, $286,000 award from the National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Division.

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Upcoming Events

Apr

27

Helen Oyeyemi Reading

Minor 125 (5:00pm - 6:00pm) 1493326800
2017-04-27
Thursday, April 27th

Apr

27

MFA Reading Series

Milli Coffee Roasters 400 Preston Ave, Unit 150, Charlottesville, VA 22903, United States (9:00pm - 10:00pm) 1493341200
2017-04-27
Thursday, April 27th

Apr

28

Kelli Shermeyer - Dissertation Presentation

Brian Hall Faculty Lounge (12:00pm - 1:00pm) 1493395200
2017-04-28
Friday, April 28th

May

4

MFA Second-Year Reading

Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Room (3:00pm - 6:30pm) 1493924400
2017-05-04
Thursday, May 4th