English Features

Nov 15, 2018

MA Graduate Cecilia Tomasatti: 2018 CHASS Capstone Award Winner

The English Department is proud to announce the winner of this year’s CHASS Capstone Award is one of our own – Cecilia Tomasatti! WinnerStudent: Cecilia Tomasatti (MA English 2018 graduate, Linguistics Concentration)Project: Same Route, New Immigrants: Identity Practices and Forms […]

Nov 15, 2018

You’re Invited! Colloquium: Alumni Career Paths in Writing & Editing Panel

Everyone at NC State is welcome to come join us and our alumni in this colloquium panel! This will be the last colloquium for fall semester. Come attend and be open to discover something new!

Nov 9, 2018

NC State’s Walt Wolfram Receives UNC System’s Holshouser Award

For his work toward “improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians,” William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor Walt Wolfram has been honored with the 2018 Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service.

Jul 16, 2018

6 Expressions Say it All: Language Variation in the Tar Heel State

NC State linguist Walt Wolfram discusses six expressions that highlight North Carolina’s unique language tradition.

Jun 26, 2018

Remember the Humanity of Immigrants, This Poet Urges

NC State poet and English professor Eduardo Corral is the son of migrants who crossed into Nogales, Arizona, in the 1970s. Corral says his “gaze, heart and soul” are always attuned to border issues. The PBS News Hour spoke with Corral, who hopes his work "makes the internal lives of immigrants visible, something [that's] forgotten or intentionally omitted in the national conversation."

May 18, 2018

Humanities and Social Sciences Staff Recognized for Excellence and Service

The college recognized six staff members for 2018 Awards for Excellence during an annual luncheon celebrating all staff and their service to Humanities and Social Sciences.

May 11, 2018

Outstanding Seniors Awarded NC State’s Highest Non-Academic Distinction

Three NC State graduating seniors received the 2018 Mathews Medal, the highest non-academic distinction awarded to NC State students. Two are students in Humanities and Social Sciences. The award, administered by the Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program, recognizes seniors who have made significant contributions to the university and created a lasting legacy.

May 1, 2018

Fascination and Delight: Q & A with Marsha Gordon, Co-Director of ‘Rendered Small’

How NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon made a documentary about the smallest town in North Carolina. It's her first foray into filmmaking.

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."