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The Definitive Edition Lab

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?

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2020 virtual graduation

Watch our 2020 graduates as they parade across our virtual stage.

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The 2020 W&M Student Literary Awards

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.

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DOG Street Journal profiles Brian Castleberry

The DOG Street Journal recently profiled Professor Brian Castleberry. Read all about his new novel, his teaching, and the time he met Beyoncé.

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Forgotten saint sparks W&M professor’s curiosity

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.

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Morse to explore novel 'Black Beauty' in Tack Faculty Lecture

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.

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Ferrão receives Fulbright Award

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.

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Remembering Toni Morrison

Faculty in the English Department share their thoughts on the passing of one of America's greatest contemporary writers.