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 Felski wins Niels Bohr Professorship

Rita Felski, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and editor of New Literary History, has been awarded a Niels Bohr Professorship from the Danish National Research Foundation. Felski is one of seven international scholars and researchers to receive the professorship, and the only recipient in the humanities. Under the terms of Felski’s professorship, she will spend her fall semesters at the University of Southern Denmark over the next five academic years.

Creative Writing students benefit from Caryl Phillips residency

UVA Today spoke to graduate and undergradute creative writers who had the opportunity to learn from acclaimed writer Caryl Phillips during his stay on grounds for the Kapnick Foundation Distinguished Writer-in-Residence program. Phillips led a master class for graduate and undergraduate students and held one-on-one consultations with M.F.A. and undergraduate prose writers.

Phillips will give a lecture about James Baldwin on Thursday, April 21, at 5 p.m., in the auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.

Paul Muldoon to deliver GESA conference keynote April 16

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon will deliver a poetry reading with commentary entitled “Rising to the Rising: Poetry and Politics in Ireland” at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 in the Nau Hall Auditorium (Nau 101). Muldoon is the featured guest and keynote speaker for the “Terrible Beauty” conference hosted by UVA’s Graduate English Students Association. The conference marks the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland and invites new takes on the relation of aesthetics to politics. Muldoon’s talk is free and open to the public.

Caryl Phillips, Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, on Grounds April 11-22

The English Department will welcome Caryl Phillips, the 2016 Kapnick Foundation Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, to Grounds April 11 to 22. He will deliver a reading, lecture, and masterclass, as well as holding one-on-one conferences with select undergraduate and graduate students. His reading will take place April 14 at 5:00 PM, in the Special Collections Auditorium, followed by a reception. The lecture will be April 21 at 5:00 PM, also in the Special Collections Auditorium.

In Memoriam: Ralph Cohen

The English Department remembers longtime professor Ralph Cohen (b. February 23, 1917, d. February 22, 2016), an eminent educator, editor, and literary critic. Cohen joined the UVA faculty in 1967 and retired 42 years later as the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of English; he founded New Literary History, the award-winning journal of theory and interpretation, in 1969 and edited it for 40 years.

Anna Brickhouse awarded MLA's James Russell Lowell Prize

Professor Anna Brickhouse has been named the winner of the Modern Language Association's forty-sixth annual James Russell Lowell Prize for her book The Unsettlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945 (Oxford, 2014). The prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the profession, is awarded annually for an outstanding work—a literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography—written by a member of the association.

Bruce Holsinger, international team of researchers investigate parchment's origins

Professor Bruce Holsinger has led an investigation into the origins and composition of parchment, specifically the variety called "uterine vellum." Holsinger, in collaboration with British scientists Sarah Fiddyment and Matthew Collins from the bioarchaeology department at the University of York in the United Kingdom, brought together international collaborators from several disciplines across the humanities and the natural sciences to look into what uterine vellum was actually made of.

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Writing Communities
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The Brick House
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A Brief History of Yes
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The Mirror in the Well
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Draining the Sea
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The Daydreaming Boy
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Three Apples Fell From Heaven
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Victorian Connections
Jerome McGann
Air Heart Sermons
Jerome McGann
Don Juan in Context
Jerome McGann
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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
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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
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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.