Departmental News


Please join us for the next UNC-Duke Americanist Speaker Series event: The Americanist Speaker Series presents: Marlene L. Daut (University of Virginia) "A Transnational Literary Geography of the Haitian Atlantic”  Thursday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. 2605 McDowell Road Durham, NC At the home of Priscilla Wald &... read more
Dr. Connie Eble, UNC's "resident grammar guru," is cited by Frank Bruni in his April 8th New York Times op-ed, "What Happened to Who?". Dr. Eble weighs in on the transition from the use of the pronouns "who" and "whom" to "that", highlighting the tensions between grammar and the historical usage of words. Dr. Eble earned her PhD at UNC Chapel Hill, studying Germanic philology... read more
The newest cycle of the People, Ideas, and Things (PIT) Journal has been released, and you can access the articles here. The PIT Journal offers undergraduates the opportunity to learn about, create, and publish original research.   Cycle 8 Call for Submissions: Multimedia Scholarship The PIT Journal is looking for multimedia undergraduate scholarship for publication in the fall of... read more
The Critical Speaker Series presents two illuminating sessions on April 18 and 19 with Tiffany Stern, Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London:   Talk: "Singing Plays and Playing Songs: Ballads and Plays in the Time of Shakespeare" Tuesday, April 18, 3:00 p.m., Toy Lounge, Dey Hall   Seminar: "... read more
The Critical Speaker Series presents two illuminating sessions on April 18 and 19 with Tiffany Stern, Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London:   Talk: "Singing Plays and Playing Songs: Ballads and Plays in the Time of Shakespeare" Tuesday, April 18, 3:00 p.m., Toy Lounge, Dey Hall   Seminar:... read more
The 2017 Boundaries of Literature Sumposium presents two exciting events on April 6-7 with Michael Levenson, William B. Christian Professor of English from the Universtiy of Virginia:   "Expertise and the Everyday: the Humanities and Ordinary Life" Thursday, April 6th, 3:00 p.m., Toy Lounge, Dey Hall This talk is free and open to the public.   "Who Knows Who Knows?... read more
Please join us for the next UNC-Duke Americanist Speaker Series event!    The Americanist Speaker Series presents: Claudia Milian (Duke University)   Extremely Latin, XOXO: Notes on LatinX    Thursday, March 30, 7:00 p.m.   2605 McDowell Road Durham, NC At the... read more
Rare Book Collection Recent Acquisitions Evening Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Fearrington Reading Room, Wilson Library 5:00-7:00 p.m. Please join us for a not-under-glass display of additions to the Rare Book Collection from the past two years, including the Library’s eight-millionth volume, presented by the Hanes Family Foundation. This year’s event features important works on the... read more
Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Assistant Professor and Walker Percy Fellow in Poetry at UNC, recently published a chapbook entitled The New Economy Chapbook Cookbook, vol. 1. For this cookbook, poets and writers contributed recipes that can be made on a budget. The cookbook is also available to download online. In a new interview with Epicurious, Calvocoressi talks about the... read more

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