Applications Open for Kenan Visiting Writer

The Creative Writing Program in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of English and Comparative Literature seeks to bring an emerging talent to campus for a one-year teaching appointment as the Kenan Visiting Writer, a position that alternates between poetry, prose and creative non-fiction. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the Program requests applicants in FICTION.

This one-year appointment carries an annual salary of $32,000. The selected candidate will teach one undergraduate creative writing course per semester, most likely at the introductory level. The selected candidate will also give one major public reading and otherwise participate fully in the life of the Creative Writing Program.

An M.F.A. in Creative Writing is required.

Applicants should have:

• Significant publication in major literary magazines
• Published one recent book or have one book under contract (no more) 
• Previous college teaching experience, and 
• A willingness to relocate to Chapel Hill for one year.

By 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2016, applicants should apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/36915 and submit:

• A current curriculum vita
• Up to 10 pages of published work (uploaded as a writing sample)
• A 1-page personal statement indicating how an appointment of this sort would serve the applicant’s needs and endeavors (uploaded as "cover letter”).

Three letters of reference, two of which should be written by people familiar with the applicant’s teaching abilities and who can evaluate the applicant’s suitability for this position, should be sent directly by the recommender to:

Professor Marianne Gingher, Search Committee Chair, UNC Chapel Hill, Campus Box 3520, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520.

Questions about the position, the job requirements, or the hiring department should be directed to Marianne Gingher at mbging@email.unc.edu.

Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Nathaniel Cadle, UNC PhD, wins 2015 SAMLA Book Prize

UNC Graduate Nathaniel Cadle 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: http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/12262.html.

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 2016-'17 school year until June 14, 2016. Visit our website to learn about course requirements, faculty, admissions requirements, and the Health Humanities lab, HHIVE.

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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.

 

 

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Professor Calvocoressi Featured in the American Poetry Review

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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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