Carrie Bekerman

Sep 9, 2011

MFA Student Wins Second Nebula Award

On writing, MFA student Kij Johnson has one piece of advice: “Don’t be afraid of it—you just have to go do it.”  If her determination and dedication to writing are any indication, she takes her own advice seriously. Johnson (MFA […]

Sep 1, 2011

Creating a literary culture

How do you enhance the literary culture of North Carolina? A culture that encourages aspiring writers from all over the state to contribute their imaginative best? The short answer: contests. Since the beginning of NC State’s Master of Fine Arts […]

Aug 31, 2011

Time Machine: See and Hear John Donne Preach (Sort Of)

CHASS Professor of English John Wall is using modern technology to simulate time travel: He's working with an international team to recreate the sights and sounds of one of John Donne's most important sermons at St. Paul's in virtual space.Best of all, he’s hoping to make it available to anyone who is interested.

Aug 23, 2011

Meet Linda Watson, the ‘Cook for Good Lady’

Linda Watson (English ’79) has had an extraordinary career that spans the corporate, political, dot com, and environmental worlds. She is currently putting her communication and writing skills to use as the ‘Cook For Good Lady’ for the company she […]

Aug 22, 2011

Meet Dan Neil, Pulitzer Prize Winning Automotive Critic

Dan Neil (MA, English '86) says he was a "singularly unpromising candidate" when he arrived at NC State. Neil went on to write automotive columns for the News and Observer,The L.A. Times, and the Wall Street Journal. In the process, he earned a Pulitzer Prize.

Jul 26, 2011

English Prof Named American Council on Education Fellow

Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education (ACE), has announced that Laura Severin, Professor of English at NC State University, is one of 50 Fellows at the American Council on Education for academic year 2011-12. The ACE […]

Jul 22, 2011

NYTimes References English Intern’s Work

Summer internships can get students’ work noticed in some high-powered places. Take senior English Major Sonny Ferares, who is interning with the Raleigh Public Record. An article she wrote about food trucks in Raleigh was referenced in a Sunday New […]

Jul 12, 2011

Sandbagged: The Undoing of a Quarter Century of NC Coastal Conservation

Recent CHASS grad Gary Lazorick (MS, Technical Communication, ’11)has been studying coastal erosion and the shifting sands of policies that have environmentalists and developers at odds. Read his article in Coastal Care.

Jul 11, 2011

Walt Wolfram Appears on History Channel’s “Mouthing Off” Episode

Tune in to the History Channel at 10:00 pm, Tuesday, July 12, to hear Professor of English Walt Wolfram in the “Mouthing Off” episode of “How the States Got their Shapes.” The episode looks at dialects across the country and […]

Jun 24, 2011

Soldier turns Oxford Scholar

As a kid, Will Badger, MFA ’11, wanted to be a writer so he could explore all the places in his head he was sure he’d never go. Ironically, he’s doing both. By Christa Gala Sometimes you have to make […]