Departmental News

Professor Daniel Wallace's Big Fish will performed at Theater Raleigh this summer, from July 11 to July 22. Wallace will be there twice, for talkbacks, after the performance on July 19th, at 8pm, and for the matinee on Sunday the 22nd at 3pm.  More details can be found here.    
In the Raleigh News & Observer, Bridgette Lacy listed Michael McFee's Appointed Rounds as one of her Best Summer Books of 2018 and Appointed Rounds  has been nominated for the 2018 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, from the Western North Carolina Historical Association in Asheville. Read the full article here: read more
  UNC's Wilson Library featured a video about the process of creating  “Reconstructing Frankenstein’s Monster: Mary Shelley’s World in Print" exhibit on view in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room at the Wilson Special Collections Library through August 26, 2018. The exhibit was created by undergraduate students in Professor Jeanne Moskal's ENGL 295 Class. ... read more
Professor Florence Dore has been selected to serve on the advisory board for the Institute of Bob Dylan Studies.  The Institute interviews her about Bob Dylan and her new book Novel Sounds (out now on Columbia University Press).  
Steven Norton earned his B.A. in Comparative Literature in 2012. He is now a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where he covers business and technology. His comparative literature training taught him to gather and synthesize a wealth of information from disparate sources, and provided a strong foundation in writing and critical thinking that he employs daily in his work. As a comparative... read more
We are curretly looking for an Undergraduate Student Services Manager. The position closes on May 21st 2018. More information is at  
Professor Gabrielle Calvocoressi has recently won the 2018 Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry from The Publishing Triangle. The award recognizes Calvocoressi's collection Rocket Fantastic.    
Congratulations to teaching professor Dr. Bradley Hammer, who has won a Student Undergraduate Teaching Award by the SUTASA (Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards Committee).  The student committee selected Dr. Hammer on the basis of “demonstrated and consistent teaching excellence, success in positively affecting a broad spectrum of students both in and outside the classroom,... read more
Patrick earned his BA from the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC in 2010. He now works for the Tibet Center at the University of Virginia, the leading Tibetan studies program in the country, where he does cultural documentation and translation work for the center. In the fall, he will pursue a PhD in Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Through his studies... read more