Departmental News

"What if Jane Eyre had decided to live in sin with Mr. Rochester? Would Frankenstein’s Creature have been less destructive if his maker had been a woman? What if Sir Thomas Bertram had satisfied Fanny Price’s curiosity about the slave trade by taking her to his sugar plantations in Antigua? These are some of the questions posed by students in English 438, Nineteenth-Century Women Writers. During... read more
The Carolina Scientific has published its Spring 2014 issue, featuring articles on self-healing materials, narrative medicine, star-shaped neural cells, the effect of happiness on health, and much more. You can read it, and also past issues, at For more information about the magazine, please visit
The Department of English and Comparative Literature congratulates Dr. Gregg Flaxman on winning a very prestigious, highly competitive fellowship that will fund a full research year bookended by two summers.  He was one of only ten individuals nationwide who were selected for Mellon New Directions Fellowships.  His plan is to pursue intensive training in the field of art history,... read more
The Department of English and Comparative Literature congratulates Dr. David Ross on his election as the 2015 President of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (SEC/AAS), an organization analogous to SAMLA. He also is currently the editor of the organization's journal, The Southeast Review of Asian Studies. Dr. Ross is the first member of an... read more
On Friday, April 24th at 5:30pm, UNC undergraduates will open, introduce, and provide tours for the Wilson Library's new exhibit, "Imagining the Civil War, 1861-1900." The students have spent the semester studying Civil War literature with Professor Eliza Richards and Graduate Research Consultant Leslie McAbee. The exhibit will run from April 24th to July 20th. For more information, visit... read more
Click here to read the first journal issue of Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics. The newly-published issue's theme is “Cultural Politics and Material Experience,” and its contributors address a variety of topics ranging from Carl Sandburg's poetry and political rhetoric of "hope" to Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho and 20th-century... read more
Please join us for the Making Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Culture Graduate Student Conference on April 4-5th. Faculty keynotes include Drs. Pamela Smith (Columbia), Patricia Palmer (King's College London), and John Lavagnino (King's College London). Talks will be held in Hyde Hall and the Pleasants Family Room in Wilson Library. For a full schedule visit makingknowledge.... read more