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.
Aida Campos has just received the 2019 Concord Traveling Scholarship for Creative Writers.
Samantha Boateng has just received the 2019 John H. Willis, Jr. Scholarship, which was established by the Willis family to honor “Jack” Willis, a distinguished professor and scholar of modern literature who taught in the English Dept. from 1959 to 2002.
When he first came to campus, Maxwell Cloe wanted to find a way to express his interest in literature. In his first semester, he found himself drawn to The Gallery for its focus on student submissions. As a student-run and student-focused publication, this literary magazine has become an outlet and a spotlight for art and creativity on campus. Through his work with this publication, Cloe has found a home that fosters his love for writing, while also a connection to others who share that love.
Liz Barnes, Erin Minear and Erin Webster of the W&M English department picked up the pieces of deceased colleague Paula Blank's manuscript and stitched together a unique book on how to read Shakespeare.
There was much more to Henry Hart's Villanelle honoring Katherine A. Rowe than you might think.
There was much more to Henry Hart's Villanelle honoring Katherine A. Rowe than you might think.
We are excited to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of Inside Tucker Hall, the English Department newsletter, created by a team of student journalists, under the editorial direction of Professor Jennifer Putzi.
Visiting Professor of English Kevin Kritsch and Professor Suzanne Hagedorn of Medieval and Renaissance studies accompanied students to Norfolk to see the world’s largest Viking sailing ship built in modern times. The excursion lent rarely available texture to their studies.
Sara Nance, who passed away July 4, 1998 from cystic fibrosis, never got the chance to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer — but her parents, Judy P. Nance ’69 and Peter Nance ’66, are making that dream possible for others by funding the Sara E. Nance Professorship of English in her memory.
We are delighted to announce that Kate Avery 2019 has been awarded first place in this year’s Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) essay contest (College/University division) for her essay, “Faithfully, Yours: Womanhood, Faith, and ‘A Woman’s Portion’ in Persuasion.”
His appointment represents the first time in 70 years the poet laureate of Virginia will reside at William & Mary.
Sharon Zuber, senior lecturer of English and film and media studies and director of the Writing Resources Center at William & Mary, will receive the 2018 Shirley Aceto Award for exceptional commitment to excellence in service to the campus community.
A pair of English majors, sophomores Jessie Urgo ’20 and Bianca Bowman ’20, will soon be taking the world by storm after receiving the Concord Traveling Scholarship and John Willis Scholarship, respectively, providing them with financial assistance for their travels abroad.
In her Tack Faculty Lecture on March 22, Associate Professor of English and American Studies Elizabeth Losh described the history of fake news (it's been around longer than many think) and delved into its many nuances.
Organized around the theme of “Desegregating Higher Education in Virginia: William & Mary in Historical Context,” the March 16-17 symposium will offer a number of performances, discussions and other interactive opportunities.
William & Mary Associate Professor of English and American Studies Liz Losh will delve into one of the hottest issues in media today during her Tack Faculty Lecture on March 22.
Joanne Braxton, the Francis L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor of the Humanities and director of the W&M Middle Passage Project, will be honored at Charter Day for her 37 years of service to the university.
W&M Professor and Director of Creative Writing Nancy Schoenberger's latest book is titled “Wayne and Ford: The Films, the Friendships and the Forging of an American Hero.”
William & Mary Assistant Professor R. Benedito Ferrão will spend a year in Goa, employing the power of art and remembrance to actualize a modified understanding of the region’s cultural identity.
Sophomore Samantha Boating spent one month in Ghana investigating the rags-to-rivches story of her grandfather. She'll share what she found on Oct. 23, 5:30 in Tucker Theater.
Katharine Scott's essay comparing the Bible's Book of Ruth to Trollope's "The Small House at Allington" will be published in "The Fortnightly Review" and she will win $1,000.
The 2017-2018 school year marks the 50th anniversary of the first African-American residential students admitted to William & Mary. The university honors them and William & Mary’s entire African-American community this year through “Building on the Legacy,” a series of special events, guest speakers and performances.
2016-17 has been a stellar year for the William and Mary English Department, with multiple faculty members winning various awards and named professorships. Recipients of these honors range from the younger faculty members to the more seasoned professors, all rewarded for their dedication and innovation inside as well as outside the classroom.
Samantha Boateng is the 2017 recipient of the Concord Traveling Scholarship for Creative Writers.
Kyle Lopez '17 submitted 10 poems that dazzled the selection committee, which offered him a full-tuition deal and the chance for a Master of Fine Arts.
Building a career as an English major? No problem.
Sarah Heins is the 2017 recipient of the John H. Willis Jr. scholarship, which was made possible by a generous donation to the William and Mary English Department by the Willis family.
W&M English Professor Henry Hart new biography of Frost investigates him from a psychological point of view, breaking new ground.
Eddy Harris, William & Mary’s 1939 Artist in Residence, shows a different perspective of a seemingly familiar world.
Since arriving at W&M in 1986, Zuber has quietly been pivotal to the teaching of writing, the pursuit of collaborative and interdisciplinary inquiry, internationalization and international students and to teaching of film and video production.
Thompson, assistant professor of English and American studies, will be recognized at W&M Charter Day on Friday, Feb. 10.
Three members of the Class of 2017 receive $3,000 apiece for their work in creative non-fiction, poetry and fiction.
Senior Melissa Commander traveled to Cuba with her grandmother in July after winning the Concord Traveling Scholarship. She wrote about, and presented, that experience at Ewell Hall on Sept. 19.
All events to be held in the Tucker Theater on the William & Mary Campus. All events are free and open to the public. The Writers Series is made possible by a generous bequest from the late Patrick Hayes, longtime friend of the College. For further information, contact Prof. Chelsey Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From a globally recognized leader in international criminal law and a leading linguistic scholar to a widely published neuroscientist, the 2016 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence will be bestowed to 20 talented and visionary professors across William & Mary's campus.
“1619-2019: From Jamestown to Flint” takes place Saturday at Sadler Center and is free and open to the public.
On March 1, English Professor Nancy Schoenberger will offer a free video tour of the Welshman's 50-plus-year career in show business. Joining her will be Bob Jeffrey, president of the Friends of Wales-Williamsburg chapter.
All events to be held in the Tucker Theater on the William & Mary Campus. All events are free and open to the public. The Writers Series is made possible by a generous bequest from the late Patrick Hayes, longtime friend of the College. For further information, contact Prof. Nancy Schoenberger at email@example.com or Brian Castleberry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The senior was selected to give a speech during the 2016 Charter Day ceremony.
Artist Kristen Peyton '12 turns an ugly wall into a work of literary art.
Please take a peek at the line-up of amazing authors coming to speak for the Patrick Hayes Writer Series this Fall!
It is our pleasure to announce our 2015 award winners for Phi Beta Kappa Award for the Advancement of Scholarship, Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence, and Chancellor professorship.
The English Department’s Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 David C. Jenkins Memorial Scholarship in creative writing.
English Professor and department chair Adam Potkay delivered the fall Tack Faculty Lecture last week, exploring pity and gratitude through philosophy and literature.
English Professor Adam Potkay examines how contested emotions have stymied philosophers and writers since time immemorial.
Pease Wins the 2014 Bevel Summers Prize
For the past three summers, archaeologists have dug up the grounds of a William & Mary dorm in search of the "smoking lunchbox"—the archaeologists' term for a material-culture connection between the 18th-century Bray School and a building still in use on the William & Mary campus.
The W&M professor and the renowned poet had a relationship lasting almost 40 years.
On Sunday, Jess Benson '14 will complete the family tradition, graduating with the rest of the Class of 2014 while her family members – who all stood in her place once – cheer her on.
Prof. Nancy Schoenberger was among a strong group of William and Mary faculty who were awarded this year's Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence
The William & Mary Lemon Project is preparing to host its fourth annual spring symposium, an event that continues to grow each year.
Renowned poets and biographers highlight exciting offerings, each open to the public.
A central figure in the establishment of the black studies program and first associate chair of the English department, Jacquelyn McLendon has spent more than two decades positively influencing W&M, its students and faculty.
Associate Professor of Law Allison Orr Larsen received an Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education.
The English Department is pleased to welcome our new Class of 1939 Artist in Residence, the distinguished poet and nonfiction writer Quincy Troupe. He will present a free public reading of his work on February 12, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Tucker Theater
Each year, the Alumni Association recognizes five exceptional faculty members with the Alumni Fellowship Award.
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.
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.
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.