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Rafeeat Aliyu and Meghan Tanaka sit beside each other on a bench on campus and discuss creative writing.

Sep 28, 2021

‘Community Matters Here’: Inside NC State’s Creative Writing MFA Program

NC State's MFA in Creative Writing program is devoted to tangible creative output and is informed by a mixture of classroom instruction, peer support and faculty mentorship. 

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Feb 1, 2021

Celebrating Black Alumni

Meet six extraordinary Black alumni from across the decades who found their place at NC State — and in the world. 

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May 15, 2020

Building Shakespeare’s Digital Legacy

NC State scholars will explore the power of digital archives in a groundbreaking partnership with the world's preeminent Shakespeare library. 

Feb 11, 2020

In Memoriam: Tom Hester

English professor Tom Hester is remembered for his teaching, scholarship and passion for life. 

Nov 16, 2017

Severin Named Head of English Department

Laura Severin, a longtime faculty member and administrator at NC State, takes the helm of the English department in January. 

Mar 2, 2017

Balaban Honored for Community Service

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs has awarded English professor John Balaban its prestigious George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature. 

Oct 12, 2015

Online Tool Aims to Help Researchers Sift Through 15 Centuries of Data

Digital humanities scholars are launching a powerful new system to help researchers more quickly and accurately sift through hundreds of thousands of archives and articles related to materials dating from 450 A.D. to the 20th century. 

Jan 15, 2015

5 Questions on Langston Hughes – MLK Link

English professor Jason Miller takes on five questions about his new book, Origins of the Dream, which makes a tangible link between the poetry of Langston Hughes and the prose of Martin Luther King Jr. 

Jan 9, 2014

Linguistics of Sound Change

Heidi Klumpe, a Park Scholar at NC State, discusses what it was like to do research on sound change as an undergraduate while taking an Introduction to Linguistics course through NC State's English department. 

Aug 2, 2012

The Pointe of It

Practice and persistence are paying off for Sarah Egan Warren, who has returned to the ballet lessons she abandoned at age 12. 

Jul 26, 2011

Severin Named ACE Fellow

English professor Laura Severin has been selected as one of 50 fellows at the American Council on Education for the 2011-12 academic year. 

Mar 18, 2010

E-Publishing Kindles Sales

Author and NC State lecturer Elisa Lorello published a book, titled Faking It, on Kindle through and saw sales surge. 

Mar 11, 2010

Bring Your Own Laptop

Students in a pilot project tested a classroom design with wireless Internet access and power outlets for personal laptops, eliminating the need for the class to use computer labs. 

Dec 3, 2009

McCorkle Publishes Collection

English Professor Jill McCorkle has published Going Away Shoes, her latest collection of short stories. 

Nov 12, 2009

New Book on Victorian Poet

Dr.  Tony Harrison, department head and distinguished professor of English, has a new book about a Victorian poet and critic due out this month.