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Christopher J. MacGowan is a professor of English at William & Mary, and chair of the Department of English from 2001-2006. In 2011, he received the College's Plumeri Award, and he has also received the "1994 Phi Beta Kappa award for his scholarship and teaching, the Margaret H. Hamilton Professorship in 1999 for a three-year term, and the outstanding advisor award for freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students for 2001/2002 and 2015/2016".

His scholarly interests include William Carlos Williams. A copy of The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, which he co-edited, was held by actor Dennis Quaid during the film "Smart People" .

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