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Ethos Journal Issue 1.1 Released

Click here to read the first journal issue of Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics. The newly-published issue's theme is “Cultural Politics and Material Experience,” and its contributors address a variety of topics ranging from Carl Sandburg's poetry...

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Making Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Please join us for the Making Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Culture Graduate Student Conference on April 4-5th. Faculty keynotes include Drs. Pamela Smith (Columbia), Patricia Palmer (King's College London), and John Lavagnino (King's College London). Talks will be held in Hyde Hall and the Pleasants Family Room in Wilson Library. For...

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The University Gazette Features C19

Earlier this week, UNC's University Gazette covered last week's highly successful C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Spring 2014 Conference. The conference was hosted by UNC Department of English and Comparative Literature, led in particular by the efforts of Professors Eliza Richards and Jane...

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Professors Jane Danielewicz and Jordynn Jack Win CCCC Research Initiative Award

Professors Jane Danielewicz and Jordynn Jack have been selected to receive a 2013-2014 Research Initiative Grant from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. The grant will be used to further “The Genre Project: A Framework for Transfer Across the Disciplines.” The project will include: 
•    a study of the genres of...

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Ethos Journal Issue 1.1 Released

Click here to read the first journal issue of Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics. The newly-published issue's theme is “Cultural Politics and Material Experience,” and its contributors address a variety of topics ranging from Carl Sandburg's poetry and political rhetoric of "hope" to Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho and 20th-century advertising.

Also, on Friday, April 18, Ethos published a podcast that features Drs. Matthew Taylor, Jane Thrailkill, and Tyler Curtain. This podcast is a conversation with these three faculty members on "The Future of Graduate Studies in the Humanities." After viewing our journal, we hope you'll return to the project for this podcast and our other weekly forum posts.

We're grateful for the wide-ranging interest and support that we've received from the department.  We hope you'll enjoy Ethos and consider contributing, if you haven't already.

Download the issue, read the forums, and see the next call for papers at Ethos: http://www.ethosreview.org.

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The University Gazette Features C19

Earlier this week, UNC's University Gazette covered last week's highly successful C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Spring 2014 Conference. The conference was hosted by UNC Department of English and Comparative Literature, led in particular by the efforts of Professors Eliza Richards and Jane Thrailkill. 

The full article from the Gazette can be found here.

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2014 University Teaching Awards

Congratualtions to four members of our department who won University Teaching Awards:
 
  • Ben Bolling, who won a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Dr. Jane Danielewicz, who won a J. Carlyle Sitterson Freshman Teaching Award* 
  • Dr. Heidi Kim, who won a J. Carlyle Sitterson Freshman Teaching Award*
  • Dr. Jennifer Larson, who won a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
*There are two Sitterson Awards - the department won both! 
 
 
We rejoice in this recognition of your outstanding teaching.
 

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The Critical Speakers Program: Riche' Richardson

Professor Riché Richardson comes to us from Cornell University, where she researches and teaches courses in African American literature, southern studies, and gender in the Africana Studies and Research Center. She will give two presentations as part of the Critical Speakers Series:

Talk: "Monumentalizing Mary McLeod Bethune and Rosa Parks in the Post-Civil Rights Era"

  • Date: April 3, 2014
  • Time: 3:30 pm
  • Location: Kresge Foundation Common Room, Graham Memorial 039
 
Seminar: "Re-imagining the National Body and Black Femininity in the Transnational South"
  • Date: April 4, 2014
  • Time: 3:30 pm
  • Location: Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall

 

Event Date: 

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:30am to Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:30am

Triangle Film Salon Lecture: "Humans Becoming Animals: On Sensorimotor Affection"

Gertrude Koch
Professor of Film Studies
Free University of Berlin

Humans Becoming Animals: On Sensorimotor Affection
(Supported by the Nelson Schwab Say Yes Fund)
 

Thursday, April 3rd ~ 5:30pm ~ Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Event Date: 

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:30am

Making Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Please join us for the Making Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Culture Graduate Student Conference on April 4-5th. Faculty keynotes include Drs. Pamela Smith (Columbia), Patricia Palmer (King's College London), and John Lavagnino (King's College London). Talks will be held in Hyde Hall and the Pleasants Family Room in Wilson Library. For a full schedule visit makingknowledge.web.unc.edu.

Event Date: 

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:00am to Sat, 04/05/2014 - 7:00pm

The Critical Speakers Program: Pamela Smith

Professor Pamela Smith comes to us from Columbia University, where she researches and teaches courses in early modern European history and the history of science. She will give a presentation as part of the Critical Speakers Series:

Talk: "From Matter to Ideas: Making Natural Knowledge in Early Modern Europe"
  • Date: April 5, 2014
  • Time: 5:00 pm
  • Location: Peasants Family Room, Wilson Library
 
This event is co-sponsored by the Rare Book Collection at Wilson Library and by CoLEAGS. Smith will be appearing as keynote speaker at a joint University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/King's College London conference, "Making Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Culture."
 
 

Event Date: 

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 5:00pm

Triangle Film Salon Lecture: "Towards a Political Theory of/with Contemporary Euro Horror Film"

Robnik Drehli
Ludwig Boltzmann Institut fur Geschichte und Gesellschaft

Towards a Political Theory of/with Contemporary Euro Horror Film

Friday, April 11th ~ 3:00pm ~ Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Event Date: 

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:00am

Global Film Series: To Be or Not To Be

Film Series: American Cinema, American Comedy, American Democracy
(All Screenings at the Varsity Theater, 7pm)

To Be or Not To Be
(Ernst Lubitsch, 1942)

Introduction by Priscilla Layne
Professor of German and Slavic Languages and Literatures
​UNC Chapel Hill

Tuesday, April 15th

Event Date: 

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:00am

Triangle Film Salon Lecture: "Resisting Performance, Performing Resistance: Ernst Lubitsch and Hollywood's Jewish Question"

Gerd Gemünden
Professor of German Studies
Dartmouth College

Resisting Performance, Performing Resistance: Ernst Lubitsch and Hollywood's Jewish Question

Thursday, April 17 ~ 5:00pm ~ Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Event Date: 

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:00am

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