Departmental News

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity is pleased to announce the availability of postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The... read more
We are pleased to announce the lineup and schedule for the fall 2017 film series, "Radiant Cinema: Light, Life & Luminescence," co-organized by the Global Cinema Studies program and the Ackland Art Museum.  All films will be shown at the Varsity Theater on Franklin St.  Free admission for students and faculty with One Cards. $4 admission for the general public. ... read more
Creative writing professor Gabrielle Calvocoressi recently published her third book of poetry, Rocket Fantastic: Poems. Read the full story about Professor Calvocoressi's new book and how she brings her expertise to the classroom in The Daily Tar Heel. 
The Critical Speakers Series presents a seminar and talk by Pennsylvania State University Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature Michael Bérubé.  The seminar, titled "Disability and Narrative" will take place October 25th at 10:00am in Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall.  The talk, "The Humanities and the Advancement of Knowledge", will take place October 26th at 3:30pm in Toy Lounge... read more
Prof. Jane Thrailkill is embarking on a lecture tour in Japan, which has a vibrant community of scholars who study nineteenth-century American literature. Her first stop is Kagoshima University, which is hosting the annual meeting of the American Literature Society of Japan.  In Kagoshima City, Jane will deliver two talks. The first, a keynote entitled "Strange Bedfellows?... read more
The faculty of the Department of English and Comparative Literature unequivocally support calls to remove the statue known as “Silent Sam” to a place where it may be properly contextualized. In our assessment, its history and its current prominent location on campus are at odds with the fundamental principles and ideals of UNC that call for the inclusion and dignity of all. We cannot and do not... read more
Our Department welcomes all students, regardless of immigration status. We condemn the current US administration’s efforts to repeal DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and recognize the pain and suffering this causes for many in our community. We share in the disappointment and sadness that UNC Chapel Hill’s leaders have expressed and join them in supporting all our students.... read more
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