Departmental News


Earlier this week, UNC's University Gazette covered last week's highly successful C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Spring 2014 Conference. The conference was hosted by UNC Department of English and Comparative Literature, led in particular by the efforts of Professors Eliza Richards and Jane Thrailkill.  The full article from the Gazette can be found here.
Professor Pamela Smith comes to us from Columbia University, where she researches and teaches courses in early modern European history and the history of science. She will give a presentation as part of the Critical Speakers Series: Talk: "From Matter to Ideas: Making Natural Knowledge in Early Modern Europe" Date: April 5, 2014 Time: 5:00 pm Location: Peasants Family Room... read more
Professor Riché Richardson comes to us from Cornell University, where she researches and teaches courses in African American literature, southern studies, and gender in the Africana Studies and Research Center. She will give two presentations as part of the Critical Speakers Series: Talk: "Monumentalizing Mary McLeod Bethune and Rosa Parks in the Post-Civil Rights Era" Date: April 3... read more
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.  --------------------------------------------   Professor Lisa Lowe comes to us from Tufts University, where she researches and teaches courses in modern British and Asian diaspora literature; race and ethnic studies; decolonization and postcolonial thought; and transnational feminism. She will give two presentations as part of the... read more
Congratualtions to four members of our department who won University Teaching Awards:   Ben Bolling, who won a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant Dr. Jane Danielewicz, who won a J. Carlyle Sitterson Freshman Teaching Award*  Dr. Heidi Kim, who won a J. Carlyle Sitterson Freshman Teaching Award* Dr. Jennifer... read more
Professor Jonathan Kramnick comes to us from The Johns Hopkins University, where he researches and teaches courses in eighteenth-century literature and philosophy, philosophical approaches to literature, and cognitive science and the arts. He will give two presentations as part of the Critical Speakers Series: Talk: "Presence of Mind" Date: March 6, 2014 Time: 3:30 pm... read more
The UNCommon: UNC’s Interdisciplinary Conference for Nineteenth-Century Americanists Wednesday, March 12 Starts at 8:30 a.m. in Hyde Hall Breaksfast, lunch, and dinner provided with RSVP: uncommonconference@gmail.com For more information, visit our website: http://uncommonconference.web.unc.edu   The UNCommon is an interdisciplinary conference that aims to bring UNC’s 19th-century... read more
“’American’ is the most apt way to describe Stewart O’Nan’s work,” proclaimed Randall Kenan when he introduced O’Nan as the 2014 Distinguished Writer-in-Residence.  Kenan, a writer and Creative Writing professor, observed that O’Nan “sees America with x-ray vision and an understanding heart.  His prodigious body of work can be read as an investigation, story by story, into what it... read more
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 3rd Biennial Conference — "Commons" March 13-16 Professors Jane Thrailkill and Eliza Richards, with the generous support of the Department of English & Comparative Literature, the Institute for the Arts & Humanities, and the College of Arts & Sciences, will host C19, the prestigious biennial conference of the Society for... read more

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