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
Walt Wolfram Receives UNC System’s Holshouser Award
Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor, has been honored with the 2018 Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service. The Holshouser Award is bestowed each year on one faculty member from the UNC System who “exemplifies public service toward improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians.”
NC State Professor’s Novel Connects Her Two Worlds of Africa and the South
Author and NC State Professor of English Elaine Neil Orr explores the civil rights movement in Winston-Salem, NC, in her new novel, “Swimming Between Worlds."
Outstanding Seniors Awarded NC State’s Highest Non-Academic Distinction
Each year, the NC State Alumni Association recognizes a few of the university’s seniors who are role models for leadership and service with the Mathews Medal. Adora Nsonwu (BA ‘18 in Anthropology and English), is one of this year’s three recipients.
Professor Extracts Biological Clues from Ancient Books
In an effort to tell the full history of medieval manuscripts, English professor Tim Stinson is teaming up with scientists to collect structural proteins and DNA from old texts.
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Dec 3, 2018
Graduate Student Notes for November 2018
Ina Cariño has two poems in the most recent issue of Tupelo Quarterly. The poems were semifinalists in the TQ16 Poetry Open Prize. Cecilia Tomasatti is the winner of this year's CHASS Capstone Award for her project “Same Route, New […]
Dec 3, 2018
Faculty Notes for November 2018
HELEN BURGESS and MAGGIE SIMON Helen Burgess and Maggie Simon were interviewed about their Intimate Fields project by the Triangle Digital Humanities Network. DAUN DAEMON Daun Daemon’s poem “Hens” is forthcoming in Third Wednesday. PAUL FYFE Paul Fyfe helped to organize the […]
Nov 15, 2018
MA Graduate Cecilia Tomasatti: 2018 CHASS Capstone Award Winner
The English Department is proud to announce the winner of this year’s CHASS Capstone Award is one of our own – Cecilia Tomasatti! WinnerStudent: Cecilia Tomasatti (MA English 2018 graduate, Linguistics Concentration)Project: Same Route, New Immigrants: Identity Practices and Forms […]