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Graduate Achievement Awards 2024

June 1, 2024

The Department of English and Comparative Literature is honored to celebrate our graduate students’ accomplishments in research and teaching.

Student Spotlight: Abigail Gillespie

April 29, 2024

Meet Abigail Gillespie, who is a double major in ECL and biology. Gillespie is working on a thesis project examining the role of art in public health communication regarding HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

Brendan Chambers Publishes Interview in The Millions

April 18, 2024

Brendan Chambers, a PhD student in the ECL department, recently published an interview in The Millions: “Dan Sinykin on Fiction, Scholarship, and Academic Twitter.” The interview focuses on Dan Sinykin’s book Big Fiction: How Conglomeration Changed the Publishing Industry and American Literature.

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.