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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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.
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).
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.
The Many Paths to Making a Family
An award-winning author and professor in NC State’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, Belle Boggs talks about the research and personal experiences that shaped her new book on fertility, choice, and the many possible paths to making a family in her new book, The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine and Motherhood.
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Feb 23, 2017
NC State's Poet in Residence Honored by National Association of Writers, Writing Programs
Retiring professor of English and poet in residence John Balaban has received the prestigious George Garrett award from the national Association of Writers and Writing Programs for outstanding community service in literature.
Feb 22, 2017 | Humanities and Social Sciences News
Celebrating the Extraordinary: Honoring Our Scholarship Recipients, Donors
Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship recipients got to meet the donors who make their awards possible at the college's annual luncheon honoring both groups on Feb. 16.
Feb 20, 2017
UGSA Excellence in Graduate Teaching Awards
We are pleased to announce the English Department's six nominees for the 2016-2017 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Awards: Arthur Berger (MS Tech Comm): Professional Writing ProgramErin Coffin (MFA Poetry): First-Year Writing ProgramKaren Eisenhauer […]