Departmental News

Christian Keathley Professor of Film & Media Culture Middlebury College Strategic Incoherence: Point of View in All the President's Men Thursday, January 23rd ~ 5:30pm ~Toy Lounge, Dey Hall
Dr. Marsha Collins Marcel Bataillon Distinguished Term Professor of Comparative Literature University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Playing with Time: Asynchronicity in Cervantes' 'Don Quixote' Critics have consistently emphasized the complex interplay of different temporal systems as a distinctive feature of Cervantes' 'Don Quixote', the first modern novel.  How does Cervantes... read more
Professor Nora Crook of Anglia Ruskin University has recently discovered the largest group of previously unpublished letters from Mary Shelley found in decades and particularly noteworthy for the seals, which had not accompanied any previously known letters written by her. The Keats-Shelley Journal is proud to announce the imminent publication of these letters in Crook's article, “Fourteen New... read more
Professor Reid Barbour was awarded honorable mention for the MLA prize for best scholarly edition, for his edition of Lucy Hutchinson's translation of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura for Oxford UP. This is the first volume in The Complete Works of Lucy Hutchinson, gen. ed. David Norbrook (OUP). The full MLA announcement of words can be found here. (The photo is of Professor Barbour and... read more
With a mix of sadness and honor, the department notes the death of Professor Louis Rubin, who passed away on November 16th in Pittsboro at the age of 89. Louis Rubin was a long-time professor at UNC Chapel Hill as well as a novelist, essayist, editor, and founder of the Algonquin Books publishing label. Professor Rubin's legacy is far-reaching and his passing has been... read more
Ora Gelley (NC State): “Violence and the Gaze in Catherine Breillat's Fat Girl (À Ma Soeur!)” Catherine Breillat has in recent years become a prominent figure in what has been perceived by many as a new trend in contemporary European art cinema, towards extreme representations of violence and graphic sexuality. She is one of a number of contemporary filmmakers (including, for instance,... read more
In collaboration with the Department of Social Medicine, the Department of English and Comparative Literature has recently instituted a special course of study (or “subplan”) leading to a Master of Arts degree.  Committed to fostering interdisciplinary study of medicine, the curriculum in Literature, Medicine, and Culture embraces a wide and growing variety of courses offered by faculty... read more
CoLEAGS Graduate Forum on the PhD Written and Oral Examination Process Thursday, October 3rd, 3:45pm Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall This Thursday, CoLEAGS will be hosting its first panel discussing the written/oral exams requirement to complete the PhD.  Whether this component of the degree seems like an ominous cloud in the distance, you're slated to take them this year, or... read more
The Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB) would like to invite you to their inaugural screenings of our Classic Films Series. On October 10th, they will be showcasing 1940s classics Casablanca at 7 p.m. and Citizen Kane at 9 p.m. in the Union Auditorium. Both screenings are completely FREE if you have a valid UNC OneCard. Also, you can bring one guest per... read more