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So Long, Drawl
For more than half a century, the familiar Southern accent has been fading in Raleigh. Its disappearance has been so slow and so subtle that locals may not even have noticed. [...]
Assistant Professor Rebecca Walsh co-wrote this academic "Conference Manifesto for the Rest of Us."
Assistant Professor Rebecca Walsh co-wrote this Inside Higher Education defense of academic conferences and the humanities, "Conference Manifesto for the Rest of Us." #‎academicconference‬ http://ow. [...]
Poet's First Book of Verse Wins Prize
NC State MFA alumna Noel Crook has achieved what felt like an unattainable dream: She is a poet, and a prize-winning one at that. Crook won the Crab Orchard Review First Book Award, a national prize providing up-and-coming poets with the opportunity to publish their first book. [...]
"Write Hard, Die Free" - MFA at NC State
John Kessel and Dorianne Laux discussed the NCSU MFA program for "Episode 3: Write Hard, Die Free" of in the margins: a podcast for writers. [...]
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Welcome to NC State's Department of English!

A mastery of English is often the key to success in every profession that requires communication, compassion, and understanding among human beings. Many famous people started out as English majors, and our own NC State English majors have gone on to successful careers in public relations, technical and corporate communication, law, teaching, editing, creative writing, sales and marketing, journalism, and more.

Engage in an education that will excite your senses to many possibilities in the Department of English at North Carolina State University.


"NCSU was an ideal graduate school experience for me. Many of my professors were passionate and attentive. In fact, I credit two of those professors in particular for giving me the foundation I needed to be where I am now--a full time writer with multiple NYT Times and internationally bestselling novels."

Melissa Marr, author of the WICKED LOVELY series for young adults and GRAVEMINDER for the adult market                                                                                                                                                       

Quote of the Month: April 2015

"My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel -- it is, before all, to make you see."

                                                                - Maya Angelou

Read previous quotes here.

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Writing Resources: 

Visit http://english.chass.ncsu.edu/graduate/ and scroll to the bottom for a list of on-campus writing resources for graduate students.

Associate Head on WNCN in February

On February 10, 2015, Dr. Jason Miller talked to WNCN about his book: Origins of the Dream: Hughes's Poetry and King's Rhetoric. He looks at the influence poet Langston Hughes had on Martin Luther King's oration, and King's role in bringing to the public the incendiary ideas behind Hughes's poetry. Watch the video here: Author Dr. Jason Miller: Origins of the Dream