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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.

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.

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.

Meet the 2023-24 DOECL PhD Cohort

August 24, 2023

Please join us in welcoming the twelve new PhD students joining the Department of English and Comparative Literature this fall!

2022-2023 Graduate Job Placement Spotlight

August 18, 2023

In the 2022-2023 school year, the ECL congratulated a great number of our doctoral and masters students on the completion of their degree. Today we’re excited to spotlight a few of our recent masters and doctoral graduates who have recently received exciting job and academic placements!

2022-2023 Graduate Degree Recipients

July 5, 2023

Congratulations to all the doctoral and masters students who earned their degrees in the 2022-2023 academic year. Their research, teaching, and community were invaluable to the department and UNC.