English Features

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.

Jul 12, 2017

Therese Fowler Named 2017 Distinguished Alumna

Therese Fowler, MFA 2005, has been named the College of Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 Distinguished Alumna. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, among other works. Z is available in multiple languages worldwide and has been adapted as an original television series for Amazon Studios, starring Christina Ricci.

Feb 23, 2017

NC State’s Poet in Residence Honored by National Association of Writers, Writing Programs

Retiring professor of English and poet in residence John Balaban has received the prestigious George Garrett award from the national Association of Writers and Writing Programs for outstanding community service in literature.

Feb 13, 2017

From the Big Red One to ‘The Big Red One’ — War, Movies and Sam Fuller

A new book by NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon focuses in depth on the war films of director, producer and screenwriter Sam Fuller.

Jan 23, 2017

Alumna’s Novel Inspires Streaming Series on Zelda Fitzgerald

Alumna Therese Fowler is headed for the red carpet. The 2005 MFA in creative writing grad is in New York this week for the premiere of Z: The Beginning of Everything, a new TV series adapted from the pages of her 2013 novel about Zelda Fitzgerald.

Nov 23, 2016

Alumna’s Cookbook Celebrates Food of Eastern North Carolina

Before she built a hugely successful farm-to-table restaurant in Kinston, N.C., and became the star of a PBS documentary series on her life in the kitchen and as the mother of two young children, alumna Vivian Howard dreamed of becoming a food writer.

Nov 7, 2016

Student of the Month: Alexandra Goodfred

Alexandra Goodfred is a senior with anthropology and English majors, and a French minor. She interns with a Raleigh book publisher, is Anthropology Club president, and is in the Scholars Program. She has studied abroad in Thailand and the U.K., and looks forward to a career in publishing.

Oct 11, 2016 | College of Humanities and Social Sciences News

Victorian STEAM: Exploring How the Arts Relate to STEM Fields

The importance of the arts to STEM fields will be a main theme of a Victorian Institute Conference coming to NC State Oct. 14-15. Victorian STEAM (the “A” stands for “arts”) is designed to celebrate and promote interdisciplinary study, underline the importance of the humanities and propose how Victorian studies can help innovate work in present times. It’s the first time NC State has hosted the conference.

Oct 7, 2016 | College of Humanities and Social Sciences News

The Many Paths to Making a Family

Award-winning author and NC State professor Belle Boggs talks about the research and personal experiences that shaped her new book on fertility, choice and the many possible paths to making a family.

Sep 19, 2016

Experiencing King Uses Technology, Art to Showcase Magnitude of MLK

Hundreds of people came to NC State over the weekend to experience Martin Luther King Jr. from a new perspective. Check out photos from Experiencing King at NC State, and see what attendees had to say on social media.