As a summer counselor at Camp Takodah in the woods of New Hampshire, Madeline Benjamin led a group of teenage girls in a non-traditional learning experience that she based off of the theory and thought of perhaps the ultimate camp counselor — Henry David Thoreau.
Co-authored by Christine Mallinson, an associate professor at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the book examines how educators and students communicate, as well as how students understand what is being communicated by authors who are commonly read in secondary English classrooms.
A reading in memory of Seamus Heaney, a friend of many at the university, was held one month after the poet's death.
The Department of English and Patrick Hayes Writers' Series are sponsoring an event in which the audience is invited to participate in reading Heaney's work.
Renovation work on Tucker Hall has been completed. Many improvements are already apparent to faculty and students settling into the new space.
Yancey Strickler '00, a W&M alumnus and one of the founders of the popular "crowdfunding" website Kickstarter, spoke with students and faculty on Friday afternoon.
Deborah Morse is doing all she can to see that her passion for the works of Victorian author Anthony Trollope rubs off on educators.
Professor Joshua Gert taught the philosophy of color for the first time last semester.
Katherine Arcement '13 achieves a rare distinction for a student: inclusion in the world-famous London Review of Books.
Five-year project by W&M's Chancellor Professor of English Terry Meyers results in a free digital volume of some of the work of Sidney A. Alexander.
Students participating in Joanne Braxton's "Articulating Ancestry" course are given the tools and the self-confidence to become engaged scholars.
Visiting Assistant Professor of English Chelsey Johnson's "Escape and Reverse" was selected for the prestigious digital literary magazine, Ploughshares Solo.
The 2012 Raft Debate, a much beloved William & Mary tradition, will be held at the Commonwealth Auditorium in the Sadler Center on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
A summary of field-work courses offered by visiting professor Linda Lanz.
The Pulitzer Prize finalist's appearance is part of the Patrick Hayes Writers Series and is free, open to the public.
Robert Reid-Pharr joins us this semester as the English Department’s second Sara and Jess Cloud Visiting Professor.
English Professor Nancy Schoenberger is featured this week on the radio program, With Good Reason.
In the last year, eight of our outstanding professors – almost a quarter of our department faculty - won a series of campus and national awards for their teaching and research, confirming our reputation as one of the most innovative and productive academic units on campus.
They are spending the year at the College as part of a rare international joint degree program involving a U.S. university.
After a summer of excavation, archaeologists feel confident in saying that the 18th century Bray School once stood on the grounds of Brown Hall, a William & Mary dormitory.
John H. Willis, who retired from William and Mary's English department in 2002 after a distinguished 43-year career, passed away June 29. Provost Michael Halleran sent the following message to the campus community.
William & Mary alumna Sara Schaefer '00 is going to co-host a late-night talk and comedy show on MTV.
Paula Blank was one of 33 candidates chosen from a pool of 436.
An archaeological collaboration between William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation hopes to find conclusive evidence of the Bray School, an 18th-century institution dedicated to the education of free and enslaved black children.
Arts & Sciences award honors special efforts to teach and inspire students.
A palpable tension filled the room one Wednesday evening in mid-April. Amidst low chatter, nervous glances, and light refreshments, dozens of student writers gathered to hear the winners announced for the 2012 Literary Awards.
Michael Newman and Sharon Zuber edit book chronicling the College's Global Inquiry Group.
William & Mary's choirs will present their spring concerts this week, and each will include original compositions by members of the College community.
A new guidebook released today recognizes the College of William & Mary for having 10 of the country’s best undergraduate teachers.
English professor Joanne Braxton interviews internationally known jazz poet Jayne Cortez.
William & Mary students are travelling to internships in Mississippi, New York City and Washington, DC this summer, thanks to the generosity of alum Carol Woody '71.
English Professor Joanne Braxton will serve as writer-in-residence at this year's Rumi pilgrimage.
Bestselling author David Baldacci is a busy guy. He gets hundreds of requests each month for charitable donations, book signings and speaking engagements -- all of which he has to fit in around writing blockbuster novels. Kristen White '86, executive director for David Baldacci Enterprises, helps him keep it all straight.
Prof. Joanne Braxton has been invited to join the annual pilgrimage in December of this year as writer in residence on a multi-faith immersion study organized by the Starr King School for the Ministry and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.
English professors Adam and Monica Potkay have one word to describe their trip to Poland last spring: "intense."
Poet Joshua Poteat possesses a unique combination of teaching experience and a highly decorated body of work.
Each year the English Department invites distinguished writers to campus to read from their work and meet with student writers. This yea's readings will be held in the Muscarelle Museum's gallery, and the public is cordially invited.
William & Mary Associate Professor Anne Charity Hudley has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how cultural and social language patterns affect learning and student assessment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classrooms.
She will teach at the University of Sousse in Tunisia for the 2011-2012 academic year.
In spring 2011 the English Department presented five student awards, in the categories of best collection of poems, best single poem, best play, best work of literary nonfiction, and best short story.
William & Mary alumna Carolyn "Biddy" Martin '73 has been named the next president of Amherst College.
The following are the prepared remarks by Kalyani Hemant Phansalkar, student speaker at the 2011 William & Mary Commencement ceremony.
The renovations to Tucker Hall could begin in early 2012 thanks to some last-minute funding allocated in the Commonwealth of Virginia's capital budget.
For Ashley Edward Miller '94, his dreams truly have become his reality. His experience is a shining example of how an education at the College of William and Mary can change a person, allowing them to point their career and life in any direction.
The award recognizes W&M faculty who have proven themselves to be exceptional teachers and scholars over a sustained period of time.
Approximately 100 people gathered at the Bruton Heights School on March 19 to share knowledge, research findings and personal experiences during the Lemon Project’s Spring Symposium.
“I think that the academic side of being at William and Mary and getting my English degree helped me to communicate much better,” says the '02 graduate, who also notes that the diverse student population helped her prepare for the Army.
Some forty friends, colleagues, and former students from all over Virginia and beyond gathered in the Wren Great Hall to honor David Clay Jenkins.
Professor Elizabeth Barnes turned to nineteenth-century literature to trace American understanding of violence and sentimentality for new class and book.
For many people, diaries are the province of young girls, who pour out their secret sorrows and then lock them away. An exhibit at Swem Library, arising out of Jennifer Putzi's seminar on "Gender and the American Diary," unlocks the mystery of the form. The exhibit is on display through March.
Terry Meyers finds what may be the oldest existing school for blacks, and W&M's role in why it's in Williamsburg.
Linguists will tell you that a language can begin to die in a single generation if it is not passed down to children. Associate Professor Jack Martin has worked three summers to prevent one language--Koasati, which is spoken by the Louisiana tribe the Coushatta-- from meeting that particular fate.
In November, Professor Suzanne Raitt traveled to Glasgow, Scotland, to be one of the keynote speakers at "Unlacing Orlando," an inspirational day of lectures and discussions celebrating Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece.
Henry Hart is honored during Virginia Book Awards ceremony for his lifetime of writing, studying and promoting great poetry.
Students in Anne Charity Hudley's community studies/African American English class are expected to become cultural navigators as well as cultural creators.
The author of two books on women in modern combat comes to the College ready to teach the intricacies of creative non-fiction.
Research by English Professor Terry Meyers regarding the 18th Century Bray School and its possible connection to a College building located on the edge of campus.
W&M English prof and Director of Creative Writing teams with husband to produce acclaimed Liz Taylor-Richard Burton tell-all.
William & Mary professor Colleen Kennedy and grad student Patrick Tucker MPP '11 might be able to give you a few tips for the road. After all, the two recently took the stage to compete in a round of "Jeopardy!" themselves.
Henry Hart hopes that appetizer booklets will spur publication of ambitious post-World War II literary anthology.
Adam Potkay's book "The Story of Joy" has been named co-winner of a major literary award.
Tom De Haven, the artist-in-residence at the College of William & Mary, teaches the principles of narrative and storytelling to undergraduates.
Susan Wise Bauer's "The Art of the Public Grovel" details the rise in the demand for public confession in America.
Congratu- lations to Margaret L. Hamilton Professor Adam Potkay, whose most recent book The Story of Joy has been published by Cambridge University Press.
Associate Professor Hermine Pinson's latest volume of poetry Dolores is Blue / Dolorez is Blues has appeared through Sheep Meadow Press.
Simon Joyce, associate professor of English at the College of William and Mary, talks about appropriating the Victorians.
First Writer in Residence Stephen Marlowe Dies
Nate Burgess '08 has managed to combine a love of nature and a love of literature in a double major.
Prof. Meyers studies the role of slaves in the College's past
Students bring home three Trollope Prizes
Robbins inspires writers at alma mater
A First-Hand Report on Study Abroad in Galway, Ireland
Victorian Animal Dreams
Victorians in the Rearview Mirror
Background Radiation: Talking poetry with Hart
Victorian Poetry's Bad Boy
Discovering the Structure of Lithuanian
Five Students Win Literary Awards
English Alum Inspires Hit Show 'House'
Students Pursue Honors in English
Hart: Background Reading
Students win Harvard's Trollope Prize
English-born poet and author Rosalind Brackenbury is the new Donaldson Writer in Residence.
Simic reads Pulitzer Prize-winning verse
Pulitzer-Prize winning poet to give reading
One has to live to write. It is a lesson that Rosalind Brackenbury stressed during her recent reading in the Tucker Hall Theatre.
Davis ('96) to publish 'Cow Poetry'
Minor options for English majors
'Hollywood Kryptonite' begets 'Hollywoodland'
Professor Potkay Wins NEH Fellowship
Schoenberger’s book is behind 'Hollywoodland'
Blank: Shakespeare and the Mismeasure of Renaissance Man
Putzi: Identifying Marks: Race, Gender, and the Marked Body in Nineteenth-Century America
Q&A with Jason Ross '95 of Seven Mary Three
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet had audience laughing out loud
Evidence of a ghostly encounter in Tucker?
Pinson's 'Changing the Changes' delivers more than the blues
College's writer-in-residence dissatisfied with Hollywood's treatment of 'The Evidence'
Ian Caldwell, writer for "The Evidence,” talks about coming up with and selling a new-formula production in Hollywood.
Stranded on the rock of St. Michael The pilgrim adventures of John Conlee
Mott’s poetry considers madness and memory
Tribe Aid showcases staff and faculty talent
Linguists Research Timucua
Swem database puts 18th-century literature at one's fingertips
Studying terrorism: Students on front lines of global threat
'Writing with light' helps English professor clarify passions Zuber has fallen in love with the documentary-film genre
Henri Cole '78 is familiar with the deep places where poets struggle.
Carolivia Herron seeks peace: with her past, with her future, with her presence here at William and Mary.
Who's the kid with the "nappiest, fuzziest, the most screwed up, squeezed up, knotted up" hair?
If you think that the trek from Morton Hall to Tucker Hall is a long one, imagine making the trip from New York City twice a week.