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

Peter Baker translates "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" into Old English

Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is turning 150 this year, and Professor Peter Baker, a scholar of medieval literature, has contributed to the celebration with a translation of the book into Old English. In honor of the sesquicentennial, Jon Lindseth, head of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, recruited translators including Baker to contribute to his three-volume Alice in a World of Wonderlands: The Translations of Lewis Carroll’s Masterpiece. The collection includes a bibliography of translations and essays about many of them.

Rare Book School Director Michael Suarez Nominated to National Council on the Humanities

President Obama last week nominated Michael F. Suarez, director of the Rare Book School and University Professor at the University of Virginia, to serve on the National Council on the Humanities, the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The council comprises 26 distinguished private citizens appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate, with each member serving staggered six-year terms. Suarez is one of four nominees.

Anna Brickhouse wins Early American Literature book prize

Professor Anna Brickhouse has been awarded the inaugural book prize from the journal Early American Literature for her recent monograph The Unsettlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945 (Oxford University Press). Read the full release from EAL below:

Early American Literature Announces Winners of Inaugural Book Prize

Martin C. Battestin

The English Department mourns the loss of Martin C. Battestin, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English (Emeritus), a dear colleague, dear friend, eminent eighteenth-century scholar, and Henry Fielding specialist, who died Friday, May 15, 2015, at age 85. A service was held on Wednesday, May 20th at St. Paul's, Ivy. He is survived by his wife and research collaborator Ruthe Battestin.

His full obituary can be found at the Daily Progress.

Congratulations to our English majors

The English Department has awarded its annual departmental scholarships to the following excellent undergraduate majors:

Michael Wagenheim Memorial Scholarship: Elizabeth Ballou, Kelsey Becker, Vanessa Braganza, Daniel Calem, Caelainn Carney, Zoey Dorman, Alexa Hazel, Claudia Heath, Andrea Mendoza Perez, and Alex Scheinman.

Peter and Phyllis Pruden Scholarship: Emily Blase, Hillary Hylton, Charlie Micah Jones, Christine Kim, and Tanner Pruitt.

William and Charlotte Savage Scholarship: Erik Moyer, Christina Paek, and Melanie Schmidt.

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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
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
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.