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Bruce Wood Holsinger

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
406 Bryan Hall
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Ph.D. Columbia, 1996
M.A. Minnesota, 1992
B.A. and B.Mus.A. Michigan , 1989
EGMT 1510: Aesthetic Engagement
Credits: 2
In this class students will learn to identify, describe, and analyze aesthetic phenomena, understand the social role and ongoing evolution of human creative expression, and develop their own approach to creative expression.
ENCW 3610: Intermediate Fiction Writing
Credits: 3
For students advanced beyond the level of ENWR 2600. Involves workshop of student work, craft discussion, and relevant reading. May be repeated with different instructor. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENGL 4510: Seminar in Medieval Literature
Credits: 3
Limited enrollment. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at
MSP 4995: Capstone Project in Medieval Studies
Credits: 3
For advanced students dealing with methods of research in the field.
ENGL 8559: New Course in English Literature
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject of English Literature. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at
  • John Nicholas Brown Prize from the Medieval Academy of America, 2005
  • MLA Prize for a First Book, 2002
  • Philip Brett Award from the American Musicological Society, 2001
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2004
  • Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies, 2004-2005
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2000-2001
  • Visiting Professor, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA, Nov. 1999
  • Javits Fellowship, 1993-1996