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The Massive Value of the Humanities

New research by Oxford University reveals how studying a humanities degree at university gives young people vital skills which benefit them throughout their careers. (More)

Alison Reed

Reed Featured as One of CoVaBiz Magazine's Leading Ladies

Alison Reed has known she wanted to be an English professor since the fifth grade when she would watch her grandfather, Ian Watt, author of The Rise of the Novel and professor emeritus at Stanford University, reading and making notes on a legal pad. It was, perhaps, a romanticized notion of life in the ivory tower. (More)

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Southern lit scholars uneasy over "Watchman"

Two of Old Dominion University’s foremost scholars of Southern literature admitted mixed feelings about this week’s controversial release of Harper Lee’s long-lost “Go Set a Watchman,” one of the most heralded publishing events in recent memory. (More)


Book by Janet Peery Gets Plug on ‘Diane Rehm Show’

Janet Peery, University Professor of creative writing in the English department at Old Dominion, got an unexpected – and pleasant – surprise last week when she learned that her book “The River Beyond the World” (Picador USA, 1996) was highlighted on “The Diane Rehm Show” Wednesday, March 26. The show is produced by National Public Radio member station WAMU and distributed nationally by NPR. (More)

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