Departmental News


Please mark your calendars for this year’s Boundaries of Literature Symposium, which will take place on Tuesday, February 25.  This year’s symposium encompasses two events featuring Prof. Priscilla Wald of Duke University. At 10:30 a.m., Prof. Wald will host a publication workshop, drawing on her work as editor of American Literature and co-director of the First Book... read more
Dr. Michael Silk Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, Kings College, London The Classical Tradition as the Other: Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral   After first considering alternative understandings of ‘the Other’, I offer an overview of the different ways in which, across Western history, different ages have construed classical antiquity and the Classical... read more
Join us in Donovan Lounge in Greenlaw Hall on Wednesday, March 26, for a reading by poet and author Rachel Richardson. Rachel Richardson has authored the poetry collection Copperhead (2011), and is a recent graduate of the Master's Program here at UNC. Donovan Lounge is located on the 2nd floor of Greenlaw Hall.
As a part of the Public Readins at UNC, poet Todd Boss, a graduate of St. Olaf College and the University of Alaska at Anchorage, will be reading poetry in Donovan Lounge in Greenlaw Hall on Thursday, February 13, at 3:30 pm. Please join us for an enlightening session of enjoying poetry! Donovan Lounge is located on the 2nd floor of Greenlaw Hall.
Professors Jane Danielewicz and Jordynn Jack have been selected to receive a 2013-2014 Research Initiative Grant from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. The grant will be used to further “The Genre Project: A Framework for Transfer Across the Disciplines.” The project will include:  •    a study of the genres of academic writing most commonly taught in... read more
Date: Friday, 1/24/14, 5:30 PM Location: Hyde Hall, UNC Campus Ethos is a collective of critics, scholars, and public intellectuals who hope to inspire discussion about the cultures that shape—and are shaped by—contemporary society. Founded by UNC graduate students in English and Comparative Literature, but open to all disciplines, Ethos publishes two online... read more
Film Series: American Cinema, American Comedy, American Democracy (All Screenings at the Varsity Theater, 7pm) Nashville (Robert Altman, 1975) Introduction by Florence Dore Professor of English & Comparative Literature ​UNC Chapel Hill Tuesday, April 22nd
Film Series: American Cinema, American Comedy, American Democracy (All Screenings at the Varsity Theater, 7pm) To Be or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942) Introduction by Priscilla Layne Professor of German and Slavic Languages and Literatures ​UNC Chapel Hill Tuesday, April 15th
Film Series: American Cinema, American Comedy, American Democracy (All Screenings at the Varsity Theater, 7pm) Shampoo (Hal Ashby, 1975) Introduction by Shayne Legassie Professor of English & Comparative Literature ​UNC Chapel Hill Thursday, March 27th

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