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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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Portrait of Marcy Pedzwater

Graduate Student Spotlight: Marcy Pedzwater

Meet Marcy Pedzwater! Marcy is an ECL PhD student researching contemporary Latin American and LatinX writers’ depictions of dictatorship.


Undergraduate Film Journal “Aspect” Launches

The Department of English & Comparative Literature is home to a new undergraduate journal! “Aspect: Journal of Film & Screen Media” launched this fall.

Josh Martin and Reanna Brooks Portraits

Celebrating Honors Thesis Students

While we still cannot celebrate in person, we want to congratulate the ECL’s honors thesis students graduating this December!

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