In June, two Lynchburg College students are headed to Oaxaca, Mexico, under a new partnership announced this past spring between the College and the Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca (UABJO), a public university in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico.
Allyssa Compton ’21 recently spent the first spring break of her college career exploring the modern-day fame of her literary idol, Jane Austen. She is one of 13 students taking “Powers of Persuasion: Jane Austen’s Legacy,” a Westover Honors class taught by Dr. Beth Savage. In addition to reading and analyzing Austen’s books, from March […]
Nikky Finney, award-winning poet, author, and co-founder of The Affrilachian Poets, will give a Thornton reading, followed by a book signing, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 22, in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom.
A Latino International Book Award winner and the poet laureate of Virginia will come to University of Lynchburg this year for the Thornton Reading Series. Chantel Acevedo, a professor in the MFA program at the University of Miami, will kick off the event series at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, in Sydnor Performance Hall. […]
Assistant Professor of English Carnegie 406 434.544.8567 *protected email* Experience 2017-2018, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Lynchburg 2016-2017, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina-Greensboro 2015, Adjunct Professor, Birmingham City University 2014-2015, Adjunct Professor, Newman University 2014-2015, Adjunct Professor, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham 2014-2015, Adjunct Professor, University of Birmingham 2010-2015, International Courses Practitioner, Shakespeare […]
Dr. Richard Burke, a Lynchburg English professor, will teach American literature in Kazakhstan this fall with a Fulbright scholar grant. The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is the federal government’s flagship educational and cultural exchange program. The competitive program provides U.S. professors and other scholars with opportunities to teach and conduct research overseas and improve […]
The latest compilation of West Virginia literature reveals new, complex views of the often-stereotyped state. “It’s like a literary map of West Virginia, and it changes your understanding of the place,” said Dr. Laura Long, a University of Lynchburg English professor. She edited the fiction for Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction […]
University of Lynchburg English professor Dr. Robin Bates recently attended the World Shakespeare Congress as an invited delegate. The 10th annual worldwide conference on the life and works of William Shakespeare marked the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death and was held in two locations — Stratford-upon-Avon, his birthplace; and London, the city where he wrote and his […]
“The Gender of Inanimate Objects” by Laura Marello is one of 15 books included on the shortlist for the 2016 Saroyan International Prize for Writing. The collection was published in August 2015.
Finishing Line Press awarded Laura Marello’s chapbook the second finalist prize in the New Women’s Voices Awards. The earliest poems in the new collection were written in the 1980s. Several, however, came about during Marello’s time teaching at LC and are dedicated to members of the LC community.