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All PhD applications for the Department of English and Comparative Literature are due by December 12, 2017 by 11:59 PM EST. To apply, go to http://gradschool.unc.edu/admissions/
The priority deadline for the Masters program in Literature, Medicine, and Science is January 9, 2018. To apply, go to http://gradschool.unc.edu/admissions/
Written by Connie Eble and Trudier Harris   Dr. J. Lee Greene earned his doctorate from the English Department here at UNC.  After a brief stint away from Chapel Hill, he returned and spent most of his professional career as a faculty member in the English Department.  He published his first scholarly monograph, Time’s Unfading Garden: Anne Spencer’s Life and... read more
On Monday, October 23rd, Dr. Melissa Geil, Teaching Assistant Professor, started off her Shark Tank unit with a surprise visit from a well-known Shark: Kevin O'Leary. Known to the Shark Tank audience as "Mr. Wonderful," O'Leary is the founder of O'Leary Funds and Softkey and has appeared on both Canadian and American business shows. According to Dr. Geil, O'... read more
Judith Phillips Stanton, who graduated from the UNC PhD program in 1978, was honored on October 12 at the Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony. Dr. Jeanne Moskal gave the awards speech honoring Judith and celebrating her long and groundbreaking academic career with the works of Charlotte Smith:         (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)    ... read more
  The Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a One-Year Lecturer position in Scottish Gaelic Studies with a start date of July 1, 2018. https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/128059   The Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill... read more
"Digital literacy fast-forwards at Carolina" A pioneering initiative ensures every Tar Heel student has free access to powerful digital tools — and the coursework that teaches them to be critical thinkers and sophisticated users of essential technologies "Digital literacy fast-forwards at Carolina" A pioneering initiative ensures every Tar Heel student has free access to powerful... read more
—  This paper reconstructs the history of the Cotton Farmer, a rare African American newspaper edited and published by black tenant farmers employed by the Delta & Pine Land Company, the world’s largest corporate cotton plantation located in the Mississippi Delta. The Cotton Farmer ran from 1919 to circa 1927 and was mainly confined to the company’s properties. However... read more

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