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Join the Department of English & Comparative Literature for a Celebration of 225 years of Rhetoric, Writing, Film and Literature at Carolina!

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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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Student Spotlight: Jennings Dixon

Meet Jennings Dixon, senior double major in political science and ECL!

Students and faculty featured in Carolina Arts and Sciences feature on ECL 225.

Carolina Arts and Science Magazine features ECL’s 225th Anniversary

This week, Carolina Arts and Sciences featured the 225th anniversary of the study of English at the university.

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Furst Forum Announces Fall 2021 Speaker Lineup

This week, the Lilian R. Furst Forum in Comparative Literature announces its speaker lineup for Fall 2021.

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