The winner of the 2020 Henfield Prize, given to a creative writer in our graduate program for an excellent work of fiction is third-year poetry MFA student Aimee Seu for her story “Continued Existence.” The judge for this year’s award is the...
Samuel Lemley is the sole winner of the Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award in the Arts and Humanities, among the highest honors that a graduate student can earn in recognition of their dedication to teaching at the University of Virginia....
Cynthia Wall wins 2019 Robert Lowry Patten Award for Outstanding Book in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Studies
January 21, 2020
Encompassing Multitudes: The Song of Walt Whitman: An Exhibit in the Special Collections Library
February 11, 2019
Grad Student Samuel Lemley earns top prize in National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest
November 12, 2018
The annual ceremony awards Intermediate Honors to the top 20 percent of third-year undergraduate students who have finished at least 60 hours of co...
Fourth-year English major Ellie Sohm was invited to present the results of her archival work on William Faulkner’s letters to his daughter at the a...
Jerome McGann, the John Stewart Bryan Professor of English, was this year’s recipient of the highest honor given to University faculty, the Thomas...
UVA Today spoke to graduate and undergradute creative writers who had the opportunity to learn from acclaimed writer Caryl Phillips during...
Jeffery Allen, the newest professor in the English Department's Creative Writing Program, talked to UVA Today about writing, teaching, and travelin...
Professor Bruce Holsinger has led an investigation into the origins and composition of parchment, specifically the variety called "uterine vellum."...
Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is turning 150 this year, and Professor Peter Baker, a scholar of medieval literature, has contrib...
Rare Book School Director Michael Suarez Nominated to National Council on the Humanities
August 6, 2015
Professor Lisa Woolfork has been awarded an All-University Teaching Award for her creative and rigorous commitment to student learning....
A committee of English professors were instrumental in attracting William Shakespeare's "First Folio" to the University of Virginia....
Lisa Russ Spaar finalist for the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing
January 20, 2015
Professor Andrew Stauffer spoke to CBC Radio about Book Traces, his crowd-sourced web project to find draw
Professor Paul Cantor explains what Shakespeare can teach us about politics on a new website in the Great Th
English PhD Audrey Golden wins third place in National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest
August 10, 2014
Professor John O'Brien awarded Daniels Family NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship
April 11, 2014
Professor Jahan Ramazani discusses judging the National Book Award for Poetry and other accomplishments
January 9, 2014
Professor Gregory Orr discussed his latest collection of poems, Ri
Professor Mark Edmundson's piece on the "Ideal English Major" was recent
Rita Dove to Deliver Emory Commencement Speech and Receive Two Honorary Degrees from Emerson College and Emory University
May 3, 2013
On Monday, March 11, English PhD student Joanna Swafford will launch the pre-release of Songs of the Vict
The ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and rel
Charles Wright, professor emeritus of the English depar
Paul Cantor's new book, The Invisible Hand in Pop Culture reviewed in the Wall Street Journal
November 26, 2012
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 4th ed., featuring Stephen Cushman and Jahan Ramazani
August 24, 2012
Rita Dove, one of the nation's most preeminent poets, has published a novel, a play, a...
Professor Jennifer Greeson's Award-Winning Book Looks at the South in American Identity
January 5, 2011
"You can't imagine the U.S. without including the South," said Jennifer Greeson, author of "Our South: Geographic Fantasy and the Rise of National Literature," published by Harvard University Press last fall.