Our faculty have diverse research interests, and we publish in many disciplines including: children's literature, creative writing, film studies, folklore, linguistics, literature, multicultural and transnational literatures, rhetoric and composition, teaching English to speakers of other languages, technical and professional communication, and more. In the center panel of this page, you will see links to the English News Blog with articles that detail the work of our English faculty. You can also see a more complete listing on the blog. If you are looking for something specific, the sidebars of this page allow you to find works in specific categories or date ranges.

Journals hosted by ECU English


Tar River Poetry recently celebrated its 20th year with a "best of" retrospective, reprinting poems from the past forty issues. A nationally ranked magazine of verse (the Dictionary of Literary Biography listed it as one of the top ten poetry magazines in the country), TRP publishes interviews, reviews, and poetry by emerging writers as well as Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners. Past contributors include William Stafford, Sharon Olds, Leslie Norris, William Matthews, Louis Simpson, Betty Adcock, John Logan, A. Poulin Jr., Paula Rankin, A.R. Ammons, Carolyn Kizer, Albert Goldbarth, Patricia Goedicke, and many others. Subscriptions are $12 a year (two issues); $20 for two years (four issues). For more information, visit the TRP website. Luke Whisnant is editor of TRP.


Technical Communication Quarterly (TCQ) is a refereed journal that publishes research focused on technical communication in academic, scientific, technical, business, governmental, and related organizational or social contexts. Articles published in TCQ combine theoretical and practical perspectives. Articles cover a range of topics that include communication design, pedagogical approaches, the role of digital technologies, ethics, the rhetoric of workplaces or professions, the practices of publication management, dialogue between academics and practitioners, research methods, and connections between social practices and organizational discourse. Donna Kain is editor of TCQ. Learn more on TCQ's website.

Donne Varorium cover
The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, an NEH-funded scholarly edition, is a major collaborative undertaking in preparation by over 40 scholars from the United States, Canada, England, Japan, and South Africa. The edition includes (1) a newly edited critical text based on exhaustive study of all known manuscript and significant print sources of Donne's poetry; (2) a complete digest of critical and scholarly commentary on the poetry from Donne's time to the present; and (3) DIGITALDONNE: The Online Variorum, an online library of primary Donne materials and analytical tools which is also Volume 1 of the edition. Jeffrey Johnson is general editor of the John Donne Variorum project.


The North Carolina Literary Review is published annually at East Carolina University, with additional funding from the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association. NCLR has won numerous awards and citations, including five awards from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals: Best New Journal in 1994, Best Journal Design in 1999 and 2010, Parnassus Award for Significant Editorial Achievement in 2007, and the Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement in 2014. NCLR publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by and interviews with North Carolina writers, and articles and essays about North Carolina literature, history, and culture. Individual subscriptions are $15 annually or $25 for two years. For more information, visit the NCLR website. NCLR is edited by Margaret Bauer.