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Alumni Spotlight: Adam McKible Publishes Book

April 3, 2024

Adam McKible, who earned his PhD in English from UNC in 1998, published a new book in February: Behind the Lines: How Plagiarism Popularized the Harlem Renaissance. 

Graduate Student Spotlight: Emily Waller Singeisen

March 27, 2024

The ECL is proud to highlight the outstanding work of Emily Waller Singeisen, a doctoral student and teaching fellow researching how ancient texts and their reception can inform contemporary gender & queer theory and, likewise, how this theory might enrich our readings of ancient texts.

Prof. Marc Cohen’s English 105 Class Attends Rock Concert

March 26, 2024

Professor Marc Cohen’s English 105 class had a unique experience this semester! On February 26, the class visited the Cat’s Cradle music venue in Carrboro. Prof. Cohen’s class had previously interviewed the band Hotel Fiction and then had the opportunity to see them play live. 

MEMS and DLC host Medieval Gaming Night

March 8, 2024

This February, the Digital Literacy Communications Lab (DLC) and the Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) program collaborated to host another successful Medieval Gaming Event in the Greenlaw Gameroom.

Alumni Spotlight: Zena Cardman Heads to the International Space Station

March 5, 2024

The DOECL wishes Zena Cardman, UNC-Chapel Hill alum and creative writing minor, safe travels as she ventures to the International Space Station this fall! Cardman and three other crew members plan to embark on this mission as part of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-9 Mission. 

Prof. Julia Ridley Smith publishes “Sex Romp Gone Wrong”

March 5, 2024

In February, Professor Julia Ridley Smith published her debut short story collection, Sex Romp Gone Wrong. This collection centers on “women and girls navigating relationships, love, desire, sex, motherhood, work, marriage, female friendship—and how messy those things can be.”

Student Spotlight: Audrey Zhou

February 29, 2024

Meet Audrey Zhou, a creative writing minor whose story was accepted to the high-profile literary magazine Strange Horizons!