Departmental News


  Leigh Smith earned his PhD from the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC in 2004. He is now the Dean of the Institute of American Universities, a small, degree-granting educational institution in Aix-en-Provence, France that caters to international students. While working on his PhD, Leigh researched the reappearance of tropes and themes from Dante’s... read more
  Sean Knierim earned his PhD from the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC in 2007. He is the founder of SidePorch, a firm that supports organizations and individuals focused on driving positive impact as part of operational strategy.  Sean is also CEO of Estabrook Investors, a fund of funds platform with offerings focused on absolute return and food/water/... read more
    Staged Reading: Just Like Us by Karen Zacarías Directed by María J. Durán   A contemporary story about the lives of four young Latinas in Denver, whose different immigration statuses begin to erode their opportunities and friendships. When a political firestorm arises, each young woman’s future becomes increasingly complicated.   Free and open to... read more
  Professor Jennifer Ho and Ph.D. Candidate Dwight Tanner presented an anti-racism workshop titled "Living in a Mixed Race America” sponsored by Carteret Community College in conjunction with Carolina Public Humanites. The workshop made it into a local newsfeed Thursday night for Carteret County’s WNCT (Channel 9 in Eastern NC). Here’s the link to the 2 minute news clip and... read more
Wai Chee Dimock is the William Lampson Professor of English & American Studies at Yale University. She will present a lecture titled, "Endangered Humanities and Endangered Planet." More information about Dimock is at  http://english.yale.edu/people/tenured-and-tenure-track-faculty-professors/wai-chee-dimock   There are several readings related to the seminar: The... read more
Wai Chee Dimock is the William Lampson Professor of English & American Studies at Yale University. She will present a lecture titled, "Endangered Humanities and Endangered Planet." More information about Dimock is at  http://english.yale.edu/people/tenured-and-tenure-track-faculty-professors/wai-chee-dimock    
Keynote Lecture:‘The Net is Neutral’ and Other Stories from the Threshold of Media Studies and the Humanities Davis Library Research Hub 3:00-4:00pm Refreshments provided!  Open to the public.
Seminar: The Humanities Laboratory Digital Innovation Lab (Greenlaw-4th floor) 11:30am-1:30pm SOLD OUT  
  The 2018 Boundaries of Literature Sumposium presents two exciting events on Friday April 6th with Professor Lori Emerson, an Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Intermedia Arts, Writing, and Performance Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Founding Director of the Media Archaeology Laboratory. boundaries2018.web.unc.edu... read more

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