Writing in 10-Minute Snatches of Time
Sarah Grunder Ruiz, 2018 NC State MFA fiction graduate, is a rising tide. Despite teaching full-time and anticipating the release of her debut novel, she still makes the time to pop up in zoom windows, sharing detailed slides and advice with current MFA students. Projecting organization and endless calm, she raises all ships, generously and freely sharing what she’s learned about writing and publishing, post-MFA.
Meet our Students: Kelly Keener
Kelly Keener (She/Her/Hers) Hometown: Cary, NC Year: Senior, class of ‘20 Major: English Major with a Concentration in Literature What are some of your favorite classes? There are so many to choose from! If I had to name just […]
Meet Our Students: Christian Okoth
Get to know Christian Okoth, a junior in Rhetoric and Professional Writing (aka LWR), double-majoring in Statistics.
Meet Our Students: Caleb Bartholomew
Get to know Caleb Bartholomew, a senior in Literature, with his reflections on the department and advice for incoming students.
Wolf of the Week: Stories from the Field
Each week, the Graduate School will feature a graduate student or postdoc who exemplifies exceptional leadership and communication skills both inside and outside of the classroom. The Wolf of the Week student will share research, personal NC State anecdotes and some tips for success. Tim Becker is a Masters student in the English department, and his research focuses on epistemology in the teaching of writing.
You Can’t Play With Us: The Discursive Exclusion of Colin Kaepernick
When NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, debates flared. What was going on beneath the surface of those public conversations? As someone studying rhetoric and composition, NC State graduate student Jose Martinez dove deep to research the discursive exchanges that followed Kaepernick's actions.
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.
Ina Cariño (MFA ’19) Wins Poetry Broadside Contest
Josephine “Ina” Cariño’s poem “Feast” was the winner of Sundress Publications’ 2017 Poetry Broadside Contest. Broadsides of the poem will be printed at Sundress Academy for the Arts and are available for pre-order at their online store. Like much of Cariño’s […]
2018 Distinguished Capstone Awards
Four English graduate students have received 2018 Distinguished Capstone Awards from the English Department. These projects will also be nominated for the 2017-18 Humanities & Social Sciences Capstone Award competition, which takes place in September. MA English Matt Sarda (Advisor: […]
English Professor’s Film Brings Oxford Archaeological Project to Life
“Great Houses Make Not Men Holy,” a film co-created by professor of medieval and early modern literature Jim Knowles, virtually reconstructs a medieval friary at Oxford, England. Oxford Archaeology has been excavating the site where a shopping mall now stands, and the group is using Knowles’ film to add context to the artifacts they're finding.