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Vice President & Senior Editor at W.W. Norton & Company
“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.”
New York Times Bestselling Author
“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.”
Founder of The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial-services company
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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Professor David Baker and graduate students, Travis Alexander, Adam Engel, Katharine Landers, Mary Learner, and Ashley Werlinich recently published a chapter within Ballads and Performance: The Multimodal Stage in Early Modern England, edited by Patricia Fumerton.
The North Carolina Humanities Council awarded Bland Simpson the 2017 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, in recognition of his extensive contributions to the field of the humanities in North Carolina.
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking modern novel, members of Professor Jeanne Moskal’s English class reconstruct the world in which Mary Shelley created Frankenstein’s monster.