Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Ayanna Thompson
Wednesday February 1, 2017 Is Shakespeare Beyond Race? Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English, George Washington University Wednesday February 1, 4:00 PM Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Admission is free and all are welcome!
Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Emma Smith
Wednesday March 15, 2017 What’s it worth? Shakespeare’s Value Then and Now Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Hertford College, Oxford University Wednesday March 15, 4:00 PM Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Admission is free and all are welcome!
Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Joseph Valente
March 22, 2017 From Whiteboys to White Nationalism: A Joycean Prophecy of the Trump Phenomenon Joseph Valente, Distinguished Professor, English and Disability Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo Wednesday March 22, 4:00 PM Globe 1030J, 830 West Grace Street Admission is free and all are welcome!
Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Devoney Looser
Wednesday April 5, 2017 Jane Austen Then and Now: Reinventing a Literary Legend Devoney Looser, Professor of English, Arizona State University Wednesday April 5, 4:00 PM Globe 1030J, 830 West Grace Street Admission is free and all are welcome!
Meet VCU’s Authors: Brian Daugherity
January 25, 2017 Brian Daugherity, Assistant Professor of History, will talk about his new book, Keep On Keeping On: The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia (University of Virginia Press, 2016). Virginia was a battleground state in the struggle to implement the Supreme Court’s historic Brown v. Board of Education […]
Meet VCU’s Authors: Tressie Cottom
February 22, 2017 Tressie Cottom, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will talk about her new book, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (The New Press, 2017). Until recently American institutions of higher education have been driven not by the profit motive but a mission to train, educate, and cultivate minds. Yet […]
Meet VCU’s Authors: Gregory Kimbrell
April 19, 2017 Gregory Kimbrell, Events and Programs Coordinator for the Cabell Library, will talk about his new collection of poems, The Primitive Observatory (Southern Illinois University Press, 2016). The poems of The Primitive Observatory, set in the late nineteenth century, take readers into a dreamy, alluring world where hapless travelers, doomed heirs, and other colorful […]
Trials and Triumphs, 1974-76: The Struggle for Recognition of VCU’s first Gay Student Group
Tuesday October 4 at noon Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Trials and Triumphs, 1974-76: The Struggle for Recognition of VCU’s first Gay Student Group Current VCU faculty and students who have been exploring this dramatic episode will tell the story of what prompted the lawsuit against VCU’s Board of Visitors, and the twists […]
Students, Sodomy, and the State: LGBT Campus Struggles in the 1970s
Thursday October 13 at 4pm Richmond Salons I & 2, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Avenue Dr. Marc Stein Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History, San Francisco State University
Celebrating Forty Years of LGBTQ Activism at VCU
Forty years ago VCU’s first LGBTQ student group, the Gay Alliance of Students, secured official recognition as a student organization following a two year legal struggle. This year we celebrate that victory, which coincided with the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence, as an important milestone on the path toward inclusion and acceptance for LGBTQ […]