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“Our whole society needs more people who can see things from many points of view, who can inhabit someone else’s world in the ways that only literature—especially foreign literature—enables us to do.”

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“As an English major at Carolina…I learned to really understand the layers of meaning in the works I studied. In doing so, I also gained a greater understanding of what it was that made those words speak to me.”

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The English Department at Carolina ” led me toward a love of literature, the liberal arts, unconventional wisdom, humor, a certain sophomore in my creative writing class who’s my wife now of 27 years.”

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William Blake Archive Publishes Digital Edition of Blake’s Early Pencil Drawings

Through these pencil sketches, viewers are given a unique perspective into the thought process behind the creation of a masterpiece.


English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta Welcomes 21 New Members

Founded in 1924, Sigma Tau Delta is an international organization that recognizes excellence in English and Comparative Literature. Only students in the top 35% of their undergraduate class are eligible.


Dr. David Davis (PhD ’06) awarded 2018 Eudora Welty Prize

Dr. David A. Davis, assistant professor of English at Mercer University (PhD ’06, UNC-CH), was awarded the Eudora Welty Prize during the 30th annual Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium

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