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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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Prof. Gabriel Bump’s “Everywhere You Don’t Belong” to be Adapted for TV

Prof. Gabriel Bump’s award-winning novel is being adapted for the screen.

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Prof. Jane F. Thrailkill Awarded National Humanities Center Fellowship

Congratulations to Prof. Jane Thrailkill on her fellowship from the National Humanities Center!

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Anne Fertig Awarded AAUW Fellowship

Congratulations to ECL PhD candidate Anne Fertig! Fertig was recently awarded the American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women

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