English Features

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 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.

Mar 8, 2018

#MeToo on the 1930s Silver Screen

On Australian radio, NC State Professor of Film Studies Marsha Gordon talks about movies from the 1930s that demonstrate how far back sexual predation and exploitation of women go on the silver screen, and how integral these views were to Hollywood’s imagining of women’s lives.

Mar 5, 2018

‘Art United’ Workshop Coming on March 22

In support of diversity and inclusiveness on campus, NCSU Libraries is partnering with NC State's MFA in Creative Writing program to host “Art United,” a writing and art workshop in spring 2018.

Feb 12, 2018

Recreating MLK’s “Dream” Speech in Rocky Mount

NC State English Professor Jason Miller and others are re-staging Martin Luther King's first "I Have a Dream" speech in Rocky Mount's Booker T. Washington Gymnasium at 6:00 pm on Feb. 23. The recreation will be filmed for use in Miller's documentary film entitled Origin of the Dream.

Dec 12, 2017

Alum’s Documentary Shines Light on Real Lives of Teachers

Film studies alum Rob Phillips got to pursue his passion for documentaries in "Teacher of the Year," a film that explores the complexities of teaching in the 21st century.

Nov 15, 2017

Laura Severin Named Head, Department of English

NC State’s Department of English will welcome Laura Severin as head, effective January 1, 2018. Severin takes over from Tony Harrison, who will return to the faculty after serving as head with energy and distinction for 11 years.

Oct 31, 2017

Explore Queen Victoria’s Lost Garden Pavilion Through 3D Virtual Model

An interdisciplinary team of NC State researchers has virtually reconstructed a lost piece of history.

Sep 8, 2017

Submit Your Stories to the NC State Fiction Contest

Drawing more than 300 entrants last year, this free literary contest is open to North Carolina residents and is one of the largest free-to-enter writing contests in the South.

Jul 31, 2017

Dialects Aren’t ‘Bad English’ — They’re Patterns

Graduate student Jessica Hatcher discusses the importance of educating teachers and others about language variation.