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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Talking Black in America
African-American language is central to American life, yet it continues to be widely misunderstood and marginalized. A new documentary from the Language and Life Project at NC State draws on decades of research to remedy our understanding. Never before has there been a film devoted solely to African-American speech. The feature-length documentary is the culmination of a three-year effort by the Emmy-winning Language and Life Project — and of a lifetime of research in the field.
Research Explores How Hurricane Warnings Reach the Public
NC State graduate student Laura Zdanski studies how hurricane warnings are communicated to the public. As part of a recent literature review of public perception and response to hurricane flooding, Zdanski explored the flow of technical information from experts to those at risk (the public) and those responsible for mitigating risk (governmental agencies).
From the Big Red One to ‘The Big Red One’ — War, Movies and Sam Fuller
A new book by NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon tackles this question, focusing in depth on the war films of director, producer and screenwriter Sam Fuller. Fuller made more than 20 films between 1949 and 1990, many of them influenced — in ways large and small — by his experiences as a soldier in the 1st Infantry Division (the “Big Red One”) during World War II.
Alumna’s Novel Inspires Streaming Series on Zelda Fitzgerald
Alumna Therese Fowler is headed for the red carpet. The 2005 MFA in creative writing grad is in New York this week for the premiere of Z: The Beginning of Everything, a new TV series adapted from the pages of her 2013 novel about Zelda Fitzgerald.
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Mar 6, 2017
Side by Side with the Dean: Kaitlin Fritz Wins Contest
Congratulations to senior English and design studies double-major Kaitlin Fritz, the winner of the college’s 2017 Side by Side with the Dean contest.
Feb 28, 2017
Graduate Student Notes for February 2017
Arthur Berger (Technical Communication) presented "Tracing the Boundaries of Clear Language in Federal Solicitations through Verbal Data Analysis" at the 2017 Carolina Rhetoric Conference in Columbia, SC, on February 10. […]
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Wolfpack Speaks 2017: In the Next 30 Days: Passion, Education and Action
Witherspoon 126 (Washington-Sankofa Room)