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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, 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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ECL Undergraduate Ash Chen’s poetry exhibited at Eno Arts Mill

ECL Undergraduate Ash Chen’s poetry was ehibited at the Eno Arts Mill, run by the Orange County Arts Commission, in the Coalesce 2024 exhibition. Click here to read more!


Student Spotlight: Malika Amoruso

Meet Malika Amoruso, a senior double majoring in English and Comparative Literature and Biology who has accumulated a wealth of unique research experience! 


The Latina/o Cultures Speakers’ Series Looks Forward to this Semester’s Speakers

Collaboratively, Dr. DeGuzmán, Dr. Irizarry, and the LSP Crew—graduate assistants Ryan Carroll, Meleena Gil, René Marzuk, Victoria Valle, and Cody Ward—have lined up several exciting speakers for this Spring 2024.

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