New Creative Writing Professor's Book in the Running for National Book Award

Poet Brian Teare's (Creative Writing) recent book, Doomstead Days (Nightboat Books) has been "long-listed" for a 2019 National Book Award.

Ph.D. Students Transform Rotunda Into Planetarium, Realizing Jefferson’s Vision

New Creative Writing Professor's Book in the Running for National Book Award

Poet Brian Teare's (Creative Writing) recent book, Doomstead Days (Nightboat Books) has been "long-listed" for a 2019 National Book Award.

Ph.D. Students Transform Rotunda Into Planetarium, Realizing Jefferson’s Vision

Rita Dove remembers the life and work of Maya Angelou

Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor of English, has released the following statement on Maya Angelou's life and work:

Maya Angelou was indeed a phenomenal woman – rising from the ashes of a childhood that would have rendered many of us mute and enraged, she made her way in a world that all too often despised her kind – a black woman, tall, fierce, and most fearsome of all, unafraid. 

Jerome McGann elected to the American Philosophical Society

Jerome McGann, University Professor and John Stewart Bryan Professor of English, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society. He becomes the eighth U.Va. scholar to join the ranks of the country’s first learned society, joining such previous members as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, and Robert Frost. Election to the society honors extraordinary accomplishments in all fields.

Emeritus Professor Charles Wright named America's Poet Laureate

The Library of Congress will name Charles Wright, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Virginia, America's next poet laureate. Wright, whose work he once described as reckoning with “language, landscape, and the idea of God,” has formerly won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bollingen Prize and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

Read more about Wright and his poetry at the New York Times article here.

Lisa Woolfork's 'Game of Thrones' class captivates students, media

Professor Lisa Woolfork has garnered a flurry of media attention with her popular 'Game of Thrones' course. The class, offered this summer as a four-week, discussion-based seminar, focuses on the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning HBO series and George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' novels, on which the series is based. In their discussions, students analyzed the series in light of topics including racial and cultural allegory, gender roles and power, identity formation, and fan fiction.

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Kiki Petrosino
Kiki Petrosino
Writing Communities
Stephen Parks
The Brick House
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
A Brief History of Yes
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
The Mirror in the Well
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
Draining the Sea
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
The Daydreaming Boy
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
Three Apples Fell From Heaven
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
Victorian Connections
Jerome McGann
Air Heart Sermons
Jerome McGann
Don Juan in Context
Jerome McGann
Publication icon
Jerome McGann
Hothead: A Poem
Stephen Cushman
Roads of the Heart
Christopher Tilghman
Stauffer
Andrew Stauffer
The Textual Condition
Jerome McGann
Byron and Romanticism
Jerome McGann
Petronius’ Satyrica
J. Daniel Kinney
Cellar
Lisa Russ Spaar
Kneeling on Rice
Elizabeth Denton
Selected Poems
Rita Dove
The Craft of Argument
Jon D'Errico
Blue Pajamas
Stephen Cushman
Cussing Lesson
Stephen Cushman
Riffraff
Stephen Cushman
The Victorians and Old Age
Anna Brickhouse
American Smooth
Rita Dove
The Rape of the Lock
Cynthia Wall
Mason's Retreat
Christopher Tilghman
Best New Poets 2010
James (Jeb) Livingood
The Poet's World
Rita Dove
Museum
Rita Dove
Book icon
Lisa Russ Spaar
The Way People Run
Christopher Tilghman
Robert Browning's Poetry
Andrew Stauffer
Blue Venus
Lisa Russ Spaar
Glass Town
Lisa Russ Spaar
Rethinking Tragedy
Rita Felski
Sonata Mulattica
Rita Dove
Fifth Sunday
Rita Dove
Thomas and Beulah
Rita Dove
Mother Love
Rita Dove
Satin Cash
Lisa Russ Spaar
A Transnational Poetics
Jahan Ramazani
Modernism
Michael Levenson
Vanitas, Rough
Lisa Russ Spaar
Grace Notes
Rita Dove
Why Read?
Mark Edmundson
In a Father's Place
Christopher Tilghman
The Right-Hand Shore
Christopher Tilghman
Heart Island
Stephen Cushman
Book icon
Jerome McGann
Byron and Wordsworth
Jerome McGann
The Invention Tree
Jerome McGann
Torn Sky
Debra Nystrom
Bad River Road
Debra Nystrom
A Burnable Book
Bruce Holsinger
The Invention of Fire
Bruce Holsinger
The Red List
Stephen Cushman
Orexia: Poems
Lisa Russ Spaar
This Thing Called the World
Debjani Ganguly
Uses of Literature
Rita Felski
Nine Island
Jane Alison
A Quarter Turn
Debra Nystrom

Events

Thursday, November 14th

  1. Ann Beattie Lecture
    • Where: Minor Hall, Room 125
    • Start time: 05:00pm
    • End time: 06:00pm
  2. MFA Reading Series
    • Where: New Dominion Book Shop 404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, United States
    • Start time: 08:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Hannah Dierdorff and Kate Severance

Friday, November 15th

  1. Neal Curtis - Dissertation Presentation
    • Where: Bryan Hall Faculty Lounge
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 01:00pm

Wednesday, November 20th

  1. Gregory Orr Reading
    • Where: New Dominion Book Shop 404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, United States
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm

Thursday, November 21st

  1. MFA Reading Series
    • Where: New Dominion Book Shop 404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, United States
    • Start time: 08:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Jeddie Sophronius, Acacia Johnson, and Sahika Gurler

Saturday, November 23rd

  1. Jillian Weise and Lindsay Stuart Hill Poetry Reading
    • Where: New Dominion Book Shop 404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, United States
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Join us for a reading with poets Jillian Weise and Lindsay Stuart Hill. This event will be free and open to the public.

      Jillian Weise [pronounced VICE-uh] is a poet, performance artist, and disability rights activist. She is the author of four books: three poetry collections and a novel. Her first book, The Amputee’s Guide to Sex, was reissued in a 10th anniversary edition with a new preface. The Book of Goodbyes won the Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Cyborg Detective is just out from BOA Editions. Weise has written about being a cyborg for Granta, The New York Times, and Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics. Her web series, “Tips for Writers by Tipsy Tullivan,” has been profiled by BOMB, Electric Lit, and Inside Higher Ed. She teaches at Clemson University. Her website is jillianweise.com.

      Lindsay Stuart Hill is a writer and editor based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Ploughshares, The Southern Review, Bellevue Literary Review, and Barrow Street. She was the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize at the University of Virginia, where she earned her MFA. Her chapbook, One Life, was published by Finishing Line Press, and her full-length poetry manuscript was recently a finalist for both the BOAAT Book Prize and the National Poetry Series.