This past summer, four students from Professor Melanie Dawson’s Twentieth Century Women Authors class were given the opportunity to work with her on a Definitive Edition Lab focused on Edith Wharton’s 1925 novel The Mother’s Recompense. The authors of this piece were lucky enough to be two of those students. While Professor Dawson has been working on this edition for the Oxford University Press for four years, we only joined for five weeks. Though the pandemic created more challenges than expected, we were determined to make the most of our short time together. So, what is a Definitive Edition Lab and how does one work in one? And how does a pandemic complicate that work?
Using a new online platform, performers from the William & Mary community will unite with various artists from across the country to honor giants of social justice.
A finalized design concept for the Memorial to the African Americans Enslaved by William & Mary was presented to the Board of Visitors Tuesday.
W&M Professor Jack Martin used time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to finish a revised Choctaw dictionary that was four years in the making.
Watch our 2020 graduates as they parade across our virtual stage.
The W&M Student Literary Awards are an annual contest recognizing achievement in student writing, sponsored by the Creative Writing program and the Department of English. The awards are open to all William & Mary students. Independent judges decide winners and runners-up in each of five categories: Group of Poems, Short Fiction, Single Poem, Creative Nonfiction and Drama/Screenwriting.
Leslie Cochrane, senior lecturer of English and linguistics at William & Mary, will be awarded the 2020 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award at a Jan. 29 ceremony.
Attendees can experience a wide variety of topics, sights and sounds during the spring semester's arts happenings at William & Mary.
Listen to an interview with Professor Alicia Andrzejewski on "With Good Reason," and learn all about Shakespeare's non-traditional families - just in time for the holidays.
The DOG Street Journal recently profiled Professor Brian Castleberry. Read all about his new novel, his teaching, and the time he met Beyoncé.
Suzanne Hagedorn, associate professor of English and affiliated faculty with the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program at William & Mary, has been researching St. William ever since a trip to Rochester Cathedral in England three years ago.
William & Mary assistant English professor Jon Pineda recently won a Library of Virginia Literary Award for his novel "Let's No One Get Hurt."
English faculty member Deborah Morse will give fall Tack Lecture, “Liberating Black Beauty: A narrative on animal rights, gender, race and nation,” on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium.
R. Benedito Ferrão, an assistant professor of English and Asian & Pacific Islander American studies, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to India in the field of literature.
Faculty in the English Department share their thoughts on the passing of one of America's greatest contemporary writers.
Former William & Mary women's soccer standout Jill Ellis '88, L.H.D. ’16 and the U.S. Women's National Team won the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday afternoon in Lyon, France.