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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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.
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 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).
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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Jan 9, 2017
Keeping an Eye on Celebrity Artifacts
Country star Patsy Cline's accounting ledgers. Dance legend Bob Fosse's choreography. Apple founder Steve Jobs' polo shirt. They might not seem to have much in common — but they all have communication alum Brian Christopher Cummings’ fingerprints on them.
Dec 31, 2016
Graduate Student Notes for December 2016
Tyree Daye has been awarded the 2017 American Poetry Review's APR/Honickman First Book Prize for his manuscript River Hymns. The book will be published in September 2017. Two stories by Alyssa Wong have been selected […]
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