Avvirin Gray, assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University, is the winner of the 2023 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize.
The March 1 screening of Jordan Peele’s film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by W&L English professors.
Phillips '23 is the university’s 18th Rhodes Scholar.
Students in Michael and Lena Hill’s Spring Term course are discovering what inspired writers of past generations.
Warren’s lecture on March 24, which is free and open to the public, is titled "New World Nuns and the 'Old Religion’: The Afterlives of Medieval Female Spiritualities in the Early Modern Americas."
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Michelle Brock and Holly Pickett are the Harte Center Faculty Teaching Scholar Grant recipients.
Professor Lesley Wheeler will give a public author talk on Sept. 22 as part of Randolph College’s Pearl S. Buck Writers in Residence experience.
Professor Chris Gavaler’s play “The Zombie Life” will open at Firehouse Theatre in Richmond, Virginia on Aug. 18.
Leah Naomi Green was recognized for her new poem, "Origin Story."
Miranda, who retires from W&L this year, will present a public reading titled “How to Love the Burning World” on April 26.
Kathryn Muensterman ’22 has won a $34,000 Beinecke Scholarship to help fund her graduate studies.
Nadeen Kharputly recently published an article titled "Whose Best Friend? Muslims, Dogs, and the Making of American Humanity."
The university will host an online poetry reading by eight students in Heid Erdrich’s Master Class in Poetry course on March 15 at 6 p.m.
In “My San Francisco,” Gordon Ball, visiting associate professor of English, recounts experiences of his time spent in the city.
Taylor Walle, assistant professor of English, recently published an article titled "Boswell's Dictionary and the Status of Scots Dialect in the Eighteenth Century."
Poet Heid Erdrich will give a public poetry reading on Feb. 8 at 6 p.m.
Professors Leigh Ann Beavers and Chris Gavaler recently published a textbook titled “Creating Comics: A Writer’s and Artist's Guide and Anthology.”
In the article, Brodie discusses Confederate monuments' complex history and how an American contemporary artist is working to change how others view them.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public to view via Zoom, is titled “Climate Change and Pacific Islander Eco-Poetics.”
Miranda was invited on radio station KPFA’s UpFront to discuss Junipero Serra, the myth of California missions, and the colonization of native people.
The piece appeared in the June 19 edition of The Washington Post.
A new play by Professor Domnica Radulescu gives voice to local immigrants.
The event is free and open to the public, and books will be available to purchase following the reading.
Quashie teaches black cultural and literary studies at Brown University.
Suzanne LaFleur ’05 keeps it real for her young readers.
The public reading is free and open to the public.
The piece discusses their research studies into sci-fi and the effect it has on human intelligence.
She is the assistant director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center
The duo will be discussing their new book, “Superhero Thought Experiments.”
Chris Gavaler and Nathaniel Goldberg published “Superhero Thought Experiments.”
Maya Lora has always wanted to be a storyteller for public good. This summer, she did just that as a reporting intern for her hometown paper, the Miami Herald.
James Ricks '21 is spending the summer working for The Oda Foundation in Nepal, where he is researching tobacco use and working with children to create a mural that represents health in their town.
The medical researcher travels, teaches and conducts research to eliminate neglected tropical diseases.
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Studying Arabic in Jordan and Lebanon has given Sierra Terrana '20 a new outlook on Islam and the Middle East—one that she hopes to parlay into a legal career.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil will give a public reading from her work on Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled "Fame and Fortune in the Age of Austen."
James Ricks '21 interviews Dr. Jonathan Wortham '04 about his work with the Centers for Disease Control.
The reading will be Oct. 18 at 8:15 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.
Lunch will be served, and the event is free and open to the public; however, RSVP is required by Oct. 22 to email@example.com.
Professor Ricardo Wilson's Spring Term class spent 10 days writing short fiction at Skylark Nature Preserve and Lodge in Raphine.
Ryan taught at Washington and Lee for 40 years until his retirement in 2010.
Wolfe, one of W&L's most accomplished alumni, will be remembered for his talent, wit and generosity.
The spring issue announces the retirement of R.T. Smith and the hiring of new editor Beth Staples.
Shapley Davis '18 produced and premiered his own short film, and he hopes to continue making films as he heads off to USC's film school after graduation.
The British author will deliver the lecture, titled “The Word-Hoard: A Counter-Desecration Phrasebook for The Anthropocene.”
The best place to research your thesis? Some would say the library, but for Jacqueline Moruzzi '18 that place is the Cambridge University's Medieval Studies Summer Program.
Danielle Hughson's honors thesis will be focused on male editorial control and how it affects female writers, within a familial and patriarchal context.
This summer, Allison Jue '20 dove into the books to learn more about the relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and the second Earl of Essex.
Elena Diller '17 and Caroline Todd '17 saw a need for more perspective in academics — so they got to work.
Dana Gary, whose first EP is recorded, produced and publicized by a student-run record label, will present songs at SSA.
Writer Charles Johnson mentioned two members of the Washington and Lee community in a New York Times piece.
A double major in English and geology, plus a curiosity about the world around him, led Hanson to a career as a freelance writer, photographer and videographer. He is the author of "Breaking Through Concrete: Building an Urban Farm Revival" and producer of the documentary film "Who Owns the Water."
A new Spring Term class has an English professor and an art professor teaming up to guide students through writing and illustrating a comic book.