The Power of Words: Aesthetics, Persuasion, and Innovation
Your future may hold a career in a field directly related to the study of English – work as a writer, editor, teacher, journalist, filmmaker, game producer, technical or corporate communicator, or CEO. Degrees in English can prepare students for law or medical school, as well as for work in the nonprofit sector. As an English major or minor, you will learn to think critically and expansively, to understand the strong links between the humanities and contemporary digital technologies, and to express yourself clearly – and powerfully.
NC State was an ideal graduate school experience for me. Many of my professors were passionate and attentive.
I credit two in particular for giving me the foundation I needed to be where I am now: a full-time writer
with multiple New York Times and
internationally bestselling novels.
Melissa Marr (M.A., English, 1997)
best-selling author of the Wicked Lovely series and other books for young readers, teens and adults
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MLK Dream Resounds in Historic Audio
Professor of English and digital humanities scholar Jason Miller is using technology to illuminate Martin Luther King Jr.’s words in new ways. His King’s First Dream project is enabling the public to not only read or listen to King’s speeches – including the first ever recording of the “I Have a Dream” speech – but to experience them as well. The project has received national and international attention, including on CBS, ABC, CNN and BBC.
Alumna's Novel Being Transformed into Amazon TV Series
Last summer, author and NC State alumna Therese Fowler added a new title to her resume: TV producer. After being invited to Savannah, Georgia, for the filming of a new Amazon Studios pilot, Fowler watched as Christina Ricci and a cast of supporting actors played out scenes inspired by Fowler’s latest book, “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.” Amazon has since ordered a full season of “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” a bio-series based on Fowler’s 2013 New York Times bestseller.
Research Examines 'SHtriking' Sound Change in Raleigh
NC State graduate student Eric Wilbanks studies how sounds change in speech. In one of his latest projects, the M.A. in linguistics candidate honed in on (str) retraction, or when /s/ is spoken more like /sh/ in (str) clusters (e.g., “SHtreet”).
English Professor Named Frederick Burkhardt Fellow
English professor James Mulholland has received a 2016 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Mulholland, an associate professor of 18th century British poetry and Anglo-Indian literature, will spend the 2016-17 academic year in residency at the National Humanities Center in Durham. He’ll be working on his book project that documents the rich and unique literary culture of 18th century British India.
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Sep 19, 2016
Experiencing King Uses Technology, Art to Showcase Magnitude of MLK
Hundreds of people came to NC State over the weekend to experience Martin Luther King Jr. from a new perspective. Check out photos from Experiencing King at NC State, and see what attendees had to say on social media.
Sep 15, 2016
NC State Fiction Contest Open
Calling all writers! NC State’s annual Fiction Contest is open and accepting entries for the 2016 competition. The contest is free and open to all North Carolina residents, drawing more than 300 entrants last year. You have until Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, to mail your work to NC State Fiction Writing Contest, Campus Box 8105, English Department, NC State University, Raleigh, NC, 27695-8105.
Sep 9, 2016
Experiencing King Weekend Features Unique Performances, Exhibits
Incorporating stage drama, documentary film, audio archives, contemporary art and immersive technologies, Experiencing King at NC State celebrates the civil rights vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as it played out in North Carolina — the subject of innovative digital humanities research by NC State professors Dr. Jason Miller and Dr. Victoria J. Gallagher.