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July 23, 2014
Neil Fraistat, chair of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), delivered the welcome address at the opening ceremony of the Digital Humanities 2014 conference in Lausanne, Switzerland in July.
July 17, 2014
Heather Lindenman's ENGL 292/388C was recognized in the Capital News Service  as well as other news outlets for the course's efforts to build confidence and promote college as an option for high school students.
July 15, 2014
Colonial Williamsburg recently published Michael Olmert's article on 18th Century Garden Mounts, an important part of the Enlightenment landscape garden. The article is available for reading here.
July 1, 2014
Congratulations to the following recent PhDs and their advisors!
July 1, 2014
Professor Marilee Lindemann has been appointed Executive Director of the College Park Scholars program.
June 17, 2014
Congratulations to Karen and Abby, two members of the English department who have won service awards from the College of Arts and Humanities!
June 3, 2014
Congratulations to the following individuals for their outstanding teaching in 2013!
May 20, 2014
Congratulations to the following PWP 2014 Writing Contest winners!
May 20, 2014
The Comparative Literature program is pleased to announce the winner of the third annual Comparative Literature Essay Contest. Stephen Rojcewicz, a first year graduate student in the Program in Comparative Literature, wrote the winning paper, “’I Finde Myself Scattered’: The Body as a Book in John Donne” under the guidance of Professor Jerry Passannante in ENGL 719 B (Spring 2013).
May 20, 2014
Maud Casey's new novel, The Man Who Walked Away, received a full-page review in the New York Times Book Review on Sunday, May 18. It is also going to be an "Editor's Choice" in the New York Times Book Review next week.
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The late sixteenth-century penal debt bond, which allowed an unsatisfied creditor to seize the body of his debtor, set in motion a series of precedents that would haunt the legal, philosophical, and moral problem of property-in-person in England and America for centuries. Focusing on a historical juncture at which debt litigation was not merely an aspect of society but seemed to engulf it completely, Of Bondage examines a culture that understood money and the body of the borrower as comparable forms of property that impinged on one another at the moment of default.

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