Departmental News

UNC English Professor Tyler Curtain was awarded the 2013 Robert Frost Chair of Literature at Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, Vermont. Bread Loaf bestowed the top honor on Professor Curtain for intellectual innovation, mentorship in graduate student education, and exceptional graduate-level teaching. The Chair is named after poet Robert Frost who taught at Bread Loaf for 42 years... read more
On May 10th, Professor Jeanne Moskal of UNC's English Department, as well as Professors Sherryl Kleinman of Sociology and Silvia Tomášková of Women's and Gender Studies and Anthropology, received mentoring awards from the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council. Professor Moskal was honored for her mentorship of graduate students in particular. The award includes a $5,000 stipend. The council,... read more
Congratulations to Lauren du Graf for winning the American Comparative Literature Association's highest award for graduate students: the A. Owen Aldridge Prize for an Outstanding Essay by a Graduate Student. Lauren's essay “’Droits d¹auteur’: The Faulknerian Author-Function in Godard’s Film Socialisme” has been selected as the winner of the 2012-13 Aldridge Prize and will be published in a future... read more
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The Eugene H. Falk Award for the Best Dissertation in Comparative Literature This prize is to be awarded for the best dissertation written by a graduate student in Comparative Literature during the previous two years. Wilson Kaiser Title: Fascism and Configurations of Desire in American and Indian Interwar Culture Advisor: Professor Jessica Wolfe **** Graduate Essay Prize in... read more
The Department of English and Comparative Literature is excited to announce a new minor in Global Cinema! This five-course minor allows students to explore the changing, global face of cinema in its aesthetic, linguistic, historical, economic, literary, and social contexts.  With its strong emphasis on the development of students’ critical judgment and written expression, the minor aims to... read more
This course will serve as an introduction to global cinema through 28 films from around the world. If you are a graduate student interested in serving as a TA for this exciting new course,  contact Tara Cowen or Inger Brodey. If you are an undergraduate, please sign up for the course - we are hoping for 250 students! read more
Tuesday, October 9, 4:00 pm, Hyde Hall, University Room This lecture will discuss the poetry of Robert Herrick and his engagement with classical, Latin poetry. Herrick’s Hesperides is torn between two conflicting poles of religious representation, alternately expanding the horizons of sacred experience and limiting and refining the efficacy of sacred objects down to their smallest forms. Hence... read more
John Ribó, a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature, gives a talk entitled "Ground Zeroes, New Worlds: 'Race' and Post-Apocalyptic Mutants in Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao."  January 25, 2012.  Film by the SITES Lab.