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“Shakespeare in America” – March 27 Voyages Lecture

Interim Dean John C. Sutherland invites you to attend the Thomas Harriot Lecture, the final lecture in the 2013-14 Thomas Harriot Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series. Dr. James S. Shapiro, Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, will discuss “Shakespeare in America,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in Wright Auditorium.   Shapiro, […]


CONTEMPORARY WRITERS SERIES PRESENTS ORANGE PRIZE WINNER CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE Wednesday, April 2 @ 7:30 pm in Hendrix Theater Internationally acclaimed writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will visit East Carolina University on April 2, 2014 as part of the ECU Contemporary Writers Series. The Nigerian-American poet and novelist is the author of The Purple Hibiscus and Half of Yellow Sun, frequent titles on […]

Fourth Annual James Applewhite Poetry Invitational, co-hosted by The North Carolina Literary Review and City Art Gallery

The North Carolina Literary Review and City Art Gallery are co-hosting an opening reception for the Fourth Annual James Applewhite Poetry Invitational on March 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. For this event, artists submit various multimedia works inspired by the poems of Dr. Applewhite, a frequent contributor to the North Carolina Literary Review and a […]

Margaret D. Bauer to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Department of English congratulates Margaret D. Bauer, who will receive ECU’s Lifetime Achievement Awards for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity at an awards ceremony held, Thursday, March 6, 2014, 4:00 PM, at The East Carolina Heart Institute, 115 Heart Drive.

Faculty Speaker Series: Joseph Horst

Joseph Horst will be reading an excerpt from “Prometheus,” a short story he is currently working on for possible publication. Please join us this week for the second Spring 2014 talk in our Faculty Speaker Series: When: Thursday, February 20 at 3:30 p.m.  Where: Bate 2024  Come for what promises to be a good conversation. Refreshments will be provided […]

Archival Explorations: Ongoing Research in the Stuart Wright Collection

Visiting Assistant Professor John Steen and several of his students will be presenting “Archival Explorations: Ongoing Research by Faculty and Students in the Stuart Wright Collection” at Joyner Library on Monday, February 3, at 7:30pm.

Downtown Dialogues on the Humanities

Wednesday, November 13th, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Please join us for the next Downtown Dialogues on the Humanities event! Gender Around the Globe One of our new colleagues, Erin Frost is speaking at the November 13 Downtown Dialogues on the Humanities. Come out to support this event!   Featuring Presentations By: Purificacion Martinez Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and […]

November 13th: Poetry Reading

There will be an evening of poetry reading at the Gray Gallery, ECU School of Art and Design, on the evening of Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Poets Crystal Good ( and Amber Flora Thomas ( will be reading from their most recent publications: Crystal Good is a writer poet living in West Virginia with […]

November 19th: A Jazz Celebration of Langston Hughes

Tuesday, November 19th: Noted jazz musician Stuart Mindeman will be performing personally composed musical settings of poetry by Langston Hughes. The event will take place at 7:30 pm at Speight Auditorium, which is in the Leo Jenkins Fine Art Center. The event is absolutely free, and supported by the David Julian and Virginia Suther Whichard […]

Department of English welcomes new faculty

The Department of English welcomes 9 new faculty members to the department for the 2013-2014 new school year: Jessica Bardill (Indigenous Literatures) Alyson Eggleston (Teaching Assistant Professor) Erin Frost (Technical & Professional Communication) Guiseppe Getto (Technical & Profession Communication) Elizabeth Hoiem (Children’s and Victorian Literature) Mark Johnson (Applied Linguistics) Richard Nace (Teaching Instructor) Christine Nicodemus […]