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In Anthology, Rita Dove Connects American Poets' Intergenerational Conversations

Friday, December 16, 2011

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove was recently given what may be the biggest honor -- and challenge -- of her career: sorting through poems from the last 100 years to create "The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry." Jeffrey Brown and Dove discuss the task that took more than four years.

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Professor Jahan Ramazani honored with the Thomas Jefferson Award

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Thomas Jefferson Award is the highest honor the University community bestows upon its faculty.  Ramazani was honored with the award recognizing excellence in scholarship, established in 2009 by the Alumni Board of Trustees of the University of Virginia Endowment Fund Inc.

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Rita Dove Wins Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dove was recognized for her 2009 book, "Sonata Mulattica," the story of African-Polish violinist George Polgreen Bridgetower.

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Professor Jennifer Greeson's Award-Winning Book Looks at the South in American Identity

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"You can't imagine the U.S. without including the South," said Jennifer Greeson, author of "Our South: Geographic Fantasy and the Rise of National Literature," published by Harvard University Press last fall and recently named winner of the C. Holman Award from the Society for the Study of Southern Literature.

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Michael Levenson, English Professor's Book Takes Fresh Look at Modernism

Thursday, October 13, 2011

"Make it new!" exhorted Ezra Pound, the expatriate American poet and key figure in the Modernist movement of the early 20th century.

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