Departmental News

"A Nomadic Life Draws Writer To Border Lands, Meet Stephanie Elizondo Griest" Listen here:
September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm "Asian Americans are often believed to be studious, successful, smart, good in science and math- a model minority who excel in education. However, this portrait of perfection is a stereotype, one that despite its positive overtones has damaging ramifications for Asian Americans and other students of color. The model minority myth pits students of... read more  
The Charles Kneupper Award is given annually to recognize the essay published in the previous year's volume of Rhetoric Society Quarterly that made the most significant contribution to scholarship in rhetoric. The award is named in honor of Charles Kneupper (1949–1989) to honor his many contributions to RSA’s scholarly mission. The members of the 2016 Kneupper Award committee were: John Ackerman... read more
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Professor Jane Thrailkill has received the 2017 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. The Board created this award in 1993 to underscore the importance of teaching and to encourage, identify, recognize, reward, and support good teaching within the University. Each recipient is honored at their respective campus Spring commencement ceremony by a member of the Board of Governors and... read more
Professor Jessica Wolfe has been selected as one of seven long-term fellows at the Folger Shakespeare Library in 2017-18. She will hold the O.B. Hardison Jr. fellowship, named for a much-beloved UNC professor of Renaissance Literature who received both his BA and MA degrees from our department and, in 1969, left UNC to serve as director of the Folger. Wolfe will be working on a biography of... read more