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Commonwealth Professor Rita Dove Releases Poetry Anthology

Commonwealth Professor Rita Dove’s paperback edition of The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry will be released on September 24, 2013.

Commonwealth Professor Rita Dove publishes new poem, "Trayvon, Redux"

Commonwealth Professor Rita Dove published her new poem "Trayvon, Redux" on July 16, 2013 in the online magazine The Root.

Mark Edmundson on the Ideal English Major, CHE

Professor Mark Edmundson's piece on the "Ideal English Major" was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Rita Dove to Deliver Emory Commencement Speech and Receive Two Honorary Degrees from Emerson College and Emory University

Pulitzer Prize-winner and former Poet Laureate of the United States, UVA’s Commonwealth Professor of English Rita Dove will deliver the keynote address at Emory University’s 168th commencement ceremony Monday, May 13, in Atlanta. She also will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree. A day earlier on Sunday, May 12, Dove will be in Boston to receive a Doctor of Humane Letters from Emerson College at its 133rd commencement exercises.

UVa's Professor Rita Dove Lectures at NIH

Professor Stephen Railton wins NEH digital start-up grant for Digital Yoknapatawpha

A team including Professor Stephen Railton were recently awarded one of the NEH's new Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants.

Professor Paul Cantor Featured in UVA Today Daily Report

Professor Paul Cantor's article was recently featured in UVA Today's Daily Report. You can read the full article at: http://beforeitsnews.com/gold-and-precious-metals/2013/03/fsn-the-walkin....

English department ranked in top ten by U. S. News and World Report

This year, U.S. News also conducted new peer surveys and published new rankings for Ph.D. programs in economics, English, history, political science, psychology and sociology – all parts of U.Va.’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Those programs were last ranked five years ago.

Announcing Songs of the Victorians

On Monday, March 11, English PhD student Joanna Swafford will launch the pre-release of Songs of the Victorians, an archive of parlor and art song settings of Victorian poems, and also a scholarly tool to facilitate interdisciplinary music and poetry scholarship.

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