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Devin Jude Donovan

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
214 Bryan Hall
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D. Lehigh University, 2013
M.A. University College Dublin, 2007
B.A. University of Virginia, 2005
ENGL 150: Special Topics in English
Special Topics in English.
ENWR 1510: Writing and Critical Inquiry
Credits: 3
The single-semester option for meeting the first writing requirement-- intended to be taken during the first year of study-- this course approaches writing as a way of generating, representing, and reflecting on critical inquiry. Graded A, B, C, or NC. Students whose last names end in A-K must take ENWR 1510 in the fall; those with last names ending in L-Z take it in the spring.
ENLT 2100: Introduction to Literary Studies
Credits: 3
Introduces students to some fundamental skills in critical thinking and critical writing about literary texts. Readings include various examples of poetry, fiction, and drama. The course is organized along interactive and participatory lines. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENWR 2510: Advanced Writing Seminar
Credits: 3
A single-semester option for meeting the first writing requirement-- intended to be taken during the first year of study-- this course approaches writing as a way of generating, representing, and reflecting on critical inquiry. Enrollment limited to students meeting benchmarks determined by the Writing Program.
ENWR 2630: Writing About Work
Credits: 3
We will use inquiry-based writing to explore the role that work plays in the good life. We'll critically analyze how and why we write about work to refresh our thinking about real-world experiences both familiar and unfamiliar to us. We will develop as writers by generating and exploring complicated questions. Why do we do the things that we do? What work do we value, and how do we communicate that?
ENWR 2800: Public Speaking
Credits: 3
An inquiry-based approach to the development of a confident, engaging, and ethical public speaking style. Beyond practical skills, this course emphasizes rhetorical thinking: what are the conventions of public speaking? Where are there opportunities to deviate from convention in ways that might serve a speech's purpose? How might we construct an audience through the ways we craft language and plan the delivery of our speech?
  • The Elizabeth Stout Dissertation Award for The College of Arts & Sciences, 2013
  • Lehigh University College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Fellowship, 2008