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Professors Elizabeth Fowler, Clare Kinney, and A. C. Spearing Talk on WTJU

Professors Elizabeth Fowler, Clare Kinney, and A. C. Spearing went on the air October 9th to talk about Sir Gawain and the Green Knight on WTJU's "Soundboard." Professor Kinney read her own translation of a passage, Professor Spearing read from the original, and all discussed the powerful resonances that the fourteenth-century work still has for us today.

Professor Gregory Orr featured on PBS NewsHour

Professor Gregory Orr discussed his latest collection of poems, River Inside the River, on the PBS NewsHour. Read the full article and listen to excerpts from Professor Orr's interview here.

Professor Lisa Russ Spaar wins Jefferson Scholars Faculty Prize

Professor Lisa Russ Spaar was awarded the 2013 Jefferson Scholars Faculty Prize.

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.

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