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Poet John Donne, Live at the Hunt Library ... Almost
John Donne, one of England's most famous poets and priests, delivered his "Gunpowder Day" sermon on November 5, 1622, at London's St. Paul's Cathedral. [...]
Linguistics Project the Talk of the Fair
If you speak one of the diverse dialects of North Cackalacky, you'll feel right at home visiting Walt Wolfram's display at the State Fair this month. Speak nicely and you may even get a button, courtesy of the North Carolina Language and Life Project. [...]
What the Dog Knows
Cat Warren, an associate professor of journalism in the Department of English, teaches science writing, editing and reporting. In a completely different role, and working alongside the cadaver dog she trained, Warren also helps law enforcement officials search for missing and presumed-dead people. [...]
Here's My Degree -- Where's My Job?
Classes are just starting up at NC State. As freshmen find their way to obscure classrooms (where's Caldwell G108, anyway?) and other students tweak their schedules for a perfect fit, at the back of everyone's mind lurks the question: What am I going to do with the rest of my life? [...]
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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: July 2014

"I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of the hunger for life that gnaws in us all, to keep alive in our hearts a sense of the inexpressibly human."

                                                                                                     - Richard Wright

Read previous quotes here.

Calendar Events

August 19, 2014

Genetics, Food and Society

4:00 PM | D.H. Hill Library Auditorium, West Wing
October 3, 2014

Study Abroad Fair

10:00 AM | Talley Student Union, Mountains/Piedmont Ballroom