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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. 

Mar 21, 2020

Langston Hughes – Domestic Pariah, International Superstar

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jason Miller, a professor of English at NC State. The post first appeared on The Conversation. This is part of our annual series that celebrates World Poetry Day. A leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, the inspiration behind Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” and an uncompromising voice for social… 

Poet Gerald Barrax sits at his desk.

Dec 12, 2019

‘The Job of a Poet Is to Tell the Truth’: Remembering Gerald Barrax

Former students and colleagues share their impressions of Gerald Barrax, a retired emeritus professor of creative writing, who died Dec. 7. 

two asian-american girls walk down the street

Nov 14, 2019

A Largely Untapped Universe: Exploring Race in Nontheatrical Films

How films never destined for theaters can inform our understanding of race and culture in the U.S. 

abstract cover art of jon thompson's new book of poetry

Sep 3, 2019

Poetry Collection Reflects On Raleigh, City Life

One poet's reflections on the city of Raleigh and how people interact with cities. 

an open book lies flat on a table

Mar 21, 2019

Displacement Is Part of the Experience

Displacement is part of the reading experience. It happens every time we stumble upon an allusion or reference outside our body of knowledge. 

very old map

Mar 21, 2019

On the Value of Poetry

Poetry is a communal act: it is one human being addressing other human beings in a full expression of shared experience. 

close-up image of a feather

Mar 21, 2019

Poetry Is a Thing With Feathers

Along with music and dance, poetry is one of the old arts. It walks with us through history, always present, whether we are aware of it or not. 

old manuscript

Jan 14, 2019

Bringing Medieval Literature Into the Digital Age

An expansive digital humanities project is breathing new life into the work of William Langland — more than 600 years after his death. 

Portraits of men from the 19th century

Nov 27, 2018

How 21st Century Tech Can Shed Light on 19th Century Newspapers

Scholars are using digital humanities tools in an attempt to organize research on thousands of images found in 19th century newspapers. 

Map of North Carolina dialect areas

Jun 28, 2018

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

Six expressions that highlight North Carolina’s unique language tradition. 

Apr 16, 2018

How Memes Use Humor to Discredit African-American English

A recent study finds video memes can use humor to contribute to – and reinforce – negative views of black culture. 

Nov 1, 2017

Exploring Queen Victoria’s Lost Garden Pavilion in 3D

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

Jul 27, 2017

The Linguistics Behind Dialects

Grad student Jessica Hatcher educates high school students about sociolinguistics to promote inclusion and empathy. 

May 11, 2017

Building a Legacy

NC State University alumna Clare Jordan founded the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity more than 25 years ago. She now supports an endowment that will benefit students who are completing nonprofit internships.