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Documenting ‘A Hell of a Life': NC State video producer's documentary delivers raw look at moonshiner Popcorn Sutton
In his latest film about moonshiner Popcorn Sutton, NC State video producer and alumnus Neal Hutcheson delivers a broader picture of the folk legend's life. [...]
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 have noticed. [...]
Digital Humanities Team Not ‘Donne' Yet
NC State's groundbreaking work in digital humanities earned a visit from the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, who surprised the university with a record-breaking gift. [...]
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. [...]
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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: August 2015

"A word after a word after a word is power."

                          - Margaret Atwood

Read previous quotes here.

Calendar Events

September 3, 2015

Documenting Moonshine and Heritage in Appalachia

3:00 PM | D. H. Hill Library, West Wing Auditorium
September 3, 2015

Documentary Film Screening: Popcorn Sutton: A Hell of a Life

7:00 PM | D. H. Hill Library, West Wing Auditorium
September 28, 2015

'The Graduate' screening for WUNC's 'The State of Things'

6:30 PM | James B. Hunt Jr. Library auditorium

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.

MLK Dream Resounds in Historic Audio

Jason Miller's King's First Dream project is making the first ever recording of Dr. Martin Luther's King "I Have a Dream" speech available online. The website kingsfirstdream.com (not yet live) will include historical background, photographs, interviews, and hyperlinks to over 89 annotations on the speech. This speech took place in Rocky Mount, North Carolina a full eight months before King's famous speech at the March on Washington in 1963. The project has received coverage on the CBS and ABC National Evening News, the BBC, and in USA Today. It was also featured by Charlie Rose on the CBS Morning Show and named the "Best New Thing in the World Today" on the Rachel Maddow Show. In addition to being featured in hundreds of local newspapers and on radio stations, articles have been published in Canada and Japan and even translated into German and Italian. Dr. Miller was also interviewed on NPR and live on CNN.

CNN Interview
NPR "Morning Edition" with Rene Montagne
Sample clip from the documentary film