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Timeline of 225 Years of Rhetoric, Writing, Film and Literature at Carolina

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Meet Our Alumni

Executive Vice President, Able Global Partners and Contributing Editor,

“English majors develop skill in writing and speaking – two critical skills for effective management. After completing a Master’s in English literature at UNC, I went on to various management positions. The skills of effective writing, analysis and critical thinking are absolutely essential when helping organizations raise funds or set a clear strategy.”

Master’s in Literature, Medicine, and Culture from UNC

“Thanks to my studies [in English and Comparative Literature], I feel well prepared to be a physician who can listen well to his patients and be sensitive to how to best meet their needs.”

Physician in Family Medicine

“While basic science courses are important, on a day-to-day basis, I was far more prepared for the art of medicine by my non-science courses. In particular, English, Creative Writing, and Comparative Literature courses helped me learn how to think critically about concepts like illness, disability and mortality– a daily affair in medicine.”

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2024 Thomas Wolfe Prize Recipient, Ben Fountain

Ben Fountain, UNC-CH alum and 2024 Thomas Wolfe Prize Recipient, will visit campus and read on Tuesday, September 24 in Moeser Auditorium.

Graduate Achievement Awards 2024

The Department of English and Comparative Literature is honored to celebrate our graduate students’ accomplishments in research and teaching.

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Senior Honors Theses 2024

Congratulations to the seniors who completed a Senior Honors Thesis!

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