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

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Executive Vice President, Able Global Partners and Contributing Editor, Equities.com

“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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Undergraduate Victoria Wlosok to Publish Novel

Sophomore Victoria Wlosok will be publishing her debut novel in 2023. “How to Find a Missing Girl,” is a sapphic YA thriller that follows amateur teenage detective Iris Blackthorn as she investigates the disappearance of her cheerleader ex-girlfriend—who also happens to be the creator of a notorious local true-crime podcast about Iris’s missing older sister.


Thomas Wolfe Lecture Fall 2022

The English and Comparative Literature Department congratulates this year’s winner of the 2022 Thomas Wolfe Prize, Percival Everett. This prize is awarded to contemporary writers with distinguished bodies of work in the honor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s own Thomas Wolfe.


DOECL and the Latina/o Studies Program Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month!

Read about the exciting events this month upcoming from the Latina/o Studies Program.

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