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Leyburn Library Presents Photographic Exhibit and Reception about “Ginsberg and Beat Fellows”

Poets Philip Whalen (left) and Allen Ginsberg at Ball's apartment, August 1971, San Francisco. Soon Allen would leave for Bangladesh, where he'd write "September on Jessore Road."

"Ginsberg and Beat Fellows: Photographs 1969-1997,” an exhibit of photographs taken by Gordon Ball, visiting associate professor of English, will be on display from May 4–July 13 in Leyburn Library’s Main Floor Exhibit Space at Washington and Lee University.

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Spotlight on Native American Writers

Deborah Miranda

Deborah Miranda, the John Lucian Smith Term Professor of English at Washington and Lee University, will moderate a discussion on Native American literature at the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center, in Washington, D.C., on May 10.

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Richmond Dance Festival Features Work Choreography by Davies, Inspired by Keen

Jenefer Davies

A dance choreographed by Jenefer Davies, associate professor of dance/theater, will be performed at the Richmond Dance Festival (RDF) this weekend and will include two W&L student dancers.

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Pasquale Toscano Awarded Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Study

Paqui Toscano '17

Pasquale S. Toscano, of Kettering, Ohio, an English and classics double major at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study.

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Staniar Gallery Presents “Shakespeare's England”


To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery, in conjunction with the Departments of English, History, and Art and Art History, will present an exhibition of original prints and reproductions from the collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington.

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Intellectual Historian Quentin Skinner to Speak at W&L on April 4 and April 6

Quentin Skinner

Quentin Skinner, the Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary University of London and an intellectual historian, will give two lectures at Washington and Lee University on April 4 and April 6. W&L’s Mudd Center is sponsoring both talks.

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W&L English Professor and Alumnus Highlight the Virginia Festival of the Book

Lesley Wheeler

It’s March, and that means it’s time for the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville — and for two members of the Washington and Lee University literary community to shine.

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Shakespearean Scholar to Address W&L’s Phi Beta Kappa Convocation

Ayanna Thompson

The Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University will induct new members into the prestigious academic honor society at the Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation on Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

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Leyburn Library’s Author Talk Series features Chris Gavaler and Lesley Wheeler

Lesley Wheeler

Chris Gavaler, assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University, and Lesley Wheeler, the Henry S. Fox Professor of English at W&L, will discuss their latest books on March 15 at 5 p.m. in the Book Nook in Washington and Lee University’s Leyburn Library.

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Sidney M. B. Coulling III, S. Blount Mason Jr. Professor of English Emeritus, Dies at 92

Sidney M. B. Coulling III

Sidney Mathias Baxter Coulling III, the S. Blount Mason Jr. Professor of English Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died on Feb. 22, 2016, at Kendal at Lexington. He had celebrated his 92nd birthday earlier this month.

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