UNC English & Comparative Literature

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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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The Homebound Project

With the theatres dark, ECL alumna Catya McMullen is turning her creative energy in a new direction, an online charity helping those affected by COVID-19.


Celebrating Honors Thesis Students

With all that has been happening this semester, we wanted to make sure that we took a moment to give credit to ECL’s amazing honors thesis students.

Photograph of Christopher Armitage flanked by illustrations of J. R. R. Tolkien's Bilbo and C. S. Lewis's Aslan

Christopher Armitage Recalls J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis

In a recent interview with The Well, ECL Professor Christopher Armitage discussed his time at Oxford with J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis.

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