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Rachel Sauls

April 30, 2021

“My experience with literature has been a willingness to sit in the discomfort of someone else’s experience… Reading and literature have helped me to seek out different ways that people contextualize and make meaning from their experiences.”

Alexis Dumain

March 31, 2021

Meet Alexis Dumain, Psychology and English and Comparative Literature double major!

Grace Morse

March 31, 2021

“It was very crucial for me to remember who I was as a writer, who I am as a person, where I want to go, who I’m looking to reach with my work—and I think that was something that I got better at understanding each English class I took.”

Laura Crook

March 31, 2021

“I’ve honestly loved every single English class I’ve taken at Carolina.”

Brett Harris

March 31, 2021

Meet Brett Harris, senior double major in ECL and European Studies!

Leticia Tuset

November 3, 2020

“The Institute for the Environment really sees my English major as an asset for analyzing interviews from a different perspective.”

Josh Massey

November 3, 2020

“With a combined major in ECL and American Studies, I have been able to explore many different cultural media, from literature to poetry to film to art. The interdisciplinary nature of American Studies combined with the endless subject matter of interest in ECL has given me the best of both worlds.”

Garland Rieman

September 29, 2020

“A command of the English language is crucial if you want to make a difference in the world and actually connect people in a time when it seems like all we feel are our differences.”

Keely Hendricks

September 29, 2020

“The ECL department teaches its students how to read attentively, which I believe makes us not only more empathetic and careful readers, but more empathetic and careful listeners and community members…. To listen to another’s story is to go into their world and expand your imaginative horizons; the literal meaning of empathy, after all, is to go into someone’s feelings with them. The reverse—to tell your own story—is to give a gift only you possess.”

Elliot Melfi

July 3, 2020

“Working on the Greenlaw Game Room has been a bit of a dream come true. I think a lot of little kids wish that they could play video games in class, but only to avoid studying or paying attention. Through the Game Room Initiative I’ve been able to learn all about how the two aren’t mutually exclusive; video games are an incredibly engaging, exciting, and interactive medium, which makes them even easier to focus on than most other study materials.”