Gregg Flaxman Wins Mellon New Directions Fellowship

The Department of English and Comparative Literature congratulates Dr. Gregg Flaxman on winning a very prestigious, highly competitive fellowship that will fund a full research year bookended by two summers.  He was one of only ten individuals nationwide who were selected for Mellon New Directions Fellowships.  His plan is to pursue intensive training in the field of art history, more narrowly the development and deployment of perspective, to ground his study of film’s “off-screen space.”  His immersion in art history will take him to libraries, art collections and art classes in places including Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Rome, and Amsterdam.

Congratulations to David Ross!

The Department of English and Comparative Literature congratulates Dr. David Ross on his election as the 2015 President of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (SEC/AAS), an organization analogous to SAMLA. He also is currently the editor of the organization's journal, The Southeast Review of Asian Studies. Dr. Ross is the first member of an English department to hold this position. 

 

 

Wilson Library Exhibit: Imagining the Civil War, 1861-1900

On Friday, April 24th at 5:30pm, UNC undergraduates will open, introduce, and provide tours for the Wilson Library's new exhibit, "Imagining the Civil War, 1861-1900." The students have spent the semester studying Civil War literature with Professor Eliza Richards and Graduate Research Consultant Leslie McAbee.

The exhibit will run from April 24th to July 20th. For more information, visit the UNC Library blog.

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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