Stories From Apr 2018

Apr 30, 2018

Graduate Student Notes for April 2018

GRADUATE STUDENT NEWS Emily Cataneo’s creative nonfiction essay “The Berliner Who Evaded Arrest” was published in Off Assignment. SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE ON LINGUISTICS (SECOL) A number of graduate students and faculty members presented at the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL), held […]

Apr 30, 2018

Faculty Notes for April 2018

LINDSEY ANDREWS Lindsey Andrews’ essay “Words Are Flesh,” about the poet Frank Bidart and expression, was published this month in The Operating System for their National Poetry Month 30/30/30 series.  CHRIS ANSON On April 7, Chris Anson gave the keynote address, “Getting […]

Apr 17, 2018

How Memes Use Humor to Discredit African-American English

A recent study from linguistics graduate student Shalina Omar finds video memes can use humor to contribute to — and reinforce — negative views of black culture.

Apr 8, 2018

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."

Apr 6, 2018

Orchestra Event Honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream

"The Dream is Alive," a concert celebrating Martin Luther King, includes a talk with English prof. Jason Miller, an expert on King's 1962 speech in Rocky Mount that inspired MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech, as well as the concert's world-premiere composition.

Apr 4, 2018

English Prof. Shows Langston Hughes’ Hidden Influence on MLK

NC State Professor of English Jason Miller offers a new analysis of poet Langston Hughes' influence on some of Martin Luther King's most powerful speeches.

Apr 3, 2018

When MLK and the KKK met in Raleigh

In this op-ed, English Professor Jason Miller recounts when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Reynolds Coliseum on NC State's campus in 1966, while factions of the Ku Klux Klan protested in downtown Raleigh.