Recent honors include the naming of Carmen Giménez Smith’s latest poetry collection as a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award and the naming of Bob Hicok and Erika Meitner as finalists for the 22nd Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards.
Languages extend beyond grammars and vocabularies; they also encompass the cultures and histories of the people who speak them. This is the cornerstone of Janell Watson’s philosophy, which guides her as department chair.
In her 40 years of teaching, Metz has consistently led the way as the Department of English and the university have sought to expand the role of writing, collaboration, and individualized research projects in undergraduate studies.
Jiménez is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for diverse groups on campus and in the surrounding community. She received a Departmental Diversity Grant from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences to recruit underrepresented and underserved students to Virginia Tech.
Oscar Wilde's play "The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People" will be presented by the School of Performing Arts on April 18-21 in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Moss Arts Center.
Virginia Tech is one of only 12 universities across the nation to be invited to participate in a pilot initiative, Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME), to provide greater access to scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences.
English faculty member Jared Gibbs’ Reading and Writing Across English Studies class created creative and critical works in response to studying the Michael Collins papers in the University Libraries Special Collections.