English Faculty Notes

Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Jason Miller’s “On The Record” Interview with Civil Rights Activist, Dorothy Cotton

Dr. Jason Miller appeared on WUNC Radio’s “The State of Things” earlier this month, July 2nd, and discussed a recent article he published about North Carolina’s own Dorothy Cotton.     The article summarized the only “on the record” interview the wonderful civil […]

Jul 1, 2019

Faculty News for May & June 2019

BELLE BOGGS Belle Boggs published “Birth Is Not the Finish Line” the Atlantic. On June 3, she presented on a panel with Kathryn Davis and Jessica Francis Kane at the Center for Fiction in New York. She was interviewed about The […]

Jun 13, 2019

Dufresne Participated in International Whitman Week

Shortly after our MA literature concentration student, Kelsey Virginia Downs Dufresne, presented at the 2019 American Literature Association Conference in Boston, Massachusetts she flew on the next plane to New York to participate in the 2019 International Whitman Week conference.   Dufresne shares […]

Jun 13, 2019

Dionne & Dufresne Presented at 2019 American Literature Association Conference

Our MFA poetry concentration student, Jessica Dionne, and MA literature concentration student, Kelsey Virginia Downs Dufresne presented their paper at the 30th Annual ALA Conference 2019 at Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo courtesy of Jessica Dionne)   (Photo courtesy of Kelsey Virginia […]

May 1, 2019

Faculty Notes for April 2019

  BELLE BOGGS Belle Boggs’s novel, The Gulf, received starred reviews from Booklist and Shelf Awareness, as well as reviews in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Ploughshares, and BOMB. The Gulf was also listed as a “hot debut, humor” in Entertainment Weekly. Boggs was interviewed on WUNC’s […]

Apr 26, 2019

Technical Communication Association Hosted SpeedCon 2019 – Diversified

On April 19, 2019, the Technical Communication Association led by President, Esther Kentish, hosted its annual unconference, SpeedCon 2019 – Diversified.   The event welcomed over 89 guests and was the TCA’s annual knowledge exchange gathering to promote the latest trends […]

Apr 2, 2019

Faculty Notes for March 2019

BELLE BOGGS Belle Boggs will read from and discuss her new novel, The Gulf, at the Regulator Bookshop on April 2 at 7 p.m. She will also read at Quail Ridge Books (in conversation with MFA student Sarah Ruiz) on […]

Mar 21, 2019

Displacement Is Part of the Experience

Displacement is part of the reading experience. It happens every time we stumble upon an allusion or reference outside our body of knowledge.

Mar 21, 2019

On the Value of Poetry

Poetry is a communal act: it is one human being addressing other human beings in a full expression of shared experience.

Mar 21, 2019

Poetry is a Thing with Feathers

Along with music and dance, poetry is one of the old arts. It walks with us through history, always present, whether we are aware of it or not.