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Online Tool Aims to Help Researchers Sift Through 15 Centuries of Data
Digital humanities scholars from NC State University and Texas A&M University are launching a powerful new system to help researchers more quickly and accurately sift through hundreds of thousands of archives and articles related to materials dating from 450 A.D. [...]
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. [...]

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: September 2015

"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."

                          - Madeline L'Engle

Read previous quotes here.

Calendar Events

October 13, 2015

English Student-Faculty Reception

6:30 PM | Caldwell Lounge
October 13, 2015

English Department Student-Faculty Reception

6:30 PM | Caldwell Lounge
October 13, 2015

Local History through the Camera Lens

7:00 PM | James B. Hunt Jr. Library

Writing Resources: 

Visit 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 (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