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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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UNC’s Michael McFee to receive 2018 North Carolina Award for Literature

Professor Michael McFee is among this year’s recipients of the state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award. The Award was created in 1961 to recognize significant contributions to the state and nation in the fields of fine arts, literature, public service and science.


Bland Simpson Awarded Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award

Established in 2010 to recognize outstanding service by a UNC faculty member, the award nods to the University’s mission to “extend knowledge‐based service world‐wide.”


Looking Back on “Reconstructing Frankenstein’s Monster: Mary Shelley’s World in Print”

Students in Dr. Jeanne Moskal’s class created the exhibit to showcase rare books and artifacts that provide cultural context for Frankenstein in celebration of the novel’s bicentennial.

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