Nathaniel Cradle, UNC PhD, wins 2015 SAMLA Book Prize

UNC Graduate Nathaniel Cradle was awarded with the SAMLA Studies Book Award for his book, The Mediating Nation: Late American Realism, Globalization, and the Progressive State, at the SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) Conference this past November 13-15, 2015. Dr. Cadle was also recently promoted to Associate Professor at Florida International University. Congratualtions to Dr. Cadle on his many recent successes!

More information about The Meditating Nation can be found here:

M.A. in English with a Concentration in Literature, Medicine, and Culture

In collaboration with the Department of Social Medicine, the Department of Occupational Sciences, and the Department of Anthropology, the Department of English and Comparative Literature offers a special course of study leading to a Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Literature, Medicine, and Culture.  Students enrolled in the concentration are expected participate in interdisciplinary coursework and research projects with faculty from across the University of North Carolina.

We are now accepting admissions to the 2017-'18 school year until June 14, 2016. Visit our website to learn about course requirements, faculty, admissions requirements, and the Health Humanities lab, HHIVE.


Professor Jeanne Moskal Delivers Plenary Lecture at "Beauty and Belief" Symposium

Jeanne Moskal delivered the plenary lecture "The Unspoken and the Unspeakable in Missionary Literature" at the recent "Beauty and Belief" Symposium at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She particularly enjoyed addressing an audience that included dozens of returned missionaries. Her former advisee, Professor Jena Al-Fuhaid of Kuwait University, presented her research on Islamic motifs in Browning and Tennyson, and her current advisee Carlie Wetzel spoke on elegies for children by Victorian poet Beebe Eyre.



Professor Calvocoressi Featured in the American Poetry Review

Photo by Levi Strand

Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Assistant Professor and Walker Percy Fellow in Poetry, has been featured in the latest issue of the American Poetry Review. Professor Calvocoressi appears on the cover of APR, and six of her poems ("I Had a Mane Once," "The Sun Got All Over Everything," "Who Holds the Stag's Head Gets to Speak," "Shave," "Praise House: The New Economy," and "In the Darkness of the House of Pleasure") are featured in the magazine. Her poem "Praise House: The New Economy" can be read online at APR, and you can purchase the latest issue of the magazine here. Congratulations, Professor Calvocoressi!





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Professor Jessica Wolfe Featured in The Daily Tar Heel

Professor Wolfe was interviewed for today’s issue of The Daily Tar Heel about her recent book, Homer and the Question of Strife from Erasmus to Hobbes. The book focuses on the neglected topic of Homer’s impact on classical literature. In addition to the critical importance of such groundbreaking research, Professor Wolfe discusses the influence of her students’ enthusiasm for her research, the process involved in discovering centuries-old commentary on Homer, and the scholarly necessity of engaging with such materials.

You can read the entire article here:

Professor Wolfe will be speaking about her work today at 3:30 PM in Bull’s Head Bookshop.