Here at the East Carolina Department of English, we are a vibrant and energetic collection of teachers, scholars, researchers, and writers. If you want to study here, we offer three degrees: a B.A. in English, an M.A. in English with concentrations in eight different areas, and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication. We also offer undergraduate minors in English, Creative Writing, Film Studies, and Linguistics. You can  earn an undergraduate certificate in business and technical communication or teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and post-baccalaureate certificates in professional communication, multicultural and transnational literatures, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), and teaching English in two-year colleges.

 
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The diversity of this department is one of its strengths: you can take coursework in literature, creative writing, technical and professional communication, rhetoric and composition, multicultural and transnational literatures, linguistics, theory and criticism, folklore, children's literature, teaching English to speakers of other languages, and film studies. You will also be in contact with faculty who are pedagogical scholars--that is, they study teaching. The Department of English also works closely with the University Writing Program; for more information on the UWP, please visit its pages on the Composition/Writing Foundations Program, the Writing Across the Curriculum Program, and the University Writing Center.

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Faculty Publication – Dr. Tom Shields
ECU English professor Dr. Tom Shields has had his work on the Lost Colony cited in The Washington Post. The Post’s piece focused on Virginia Dare and white nationalism. To read the article, visit https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/how-a-child-born-more-th…/…. The article was also reprinted in the News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/opi…/op-ed/article212325244.html. Go English!

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PhD alum Janine Butler
PhD alum Janine Butler published in Rhetoric Review
ECU English’s PhD alum Janine Butler (2017) has published an article, “Integral Captions and Subtitles: Designing a Space for Embodied Rhetorics and Visual Access,” in the journal Rhetoric Review. Read her work here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07350198.2018.1463500?journalCode=hrhr20. Janine’s work at ECU focused on accessibility and multimodality. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute

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Berryman keynotes Duke TIP State Recognition Ceremony
English major and Honors College EC Scholar Glenesha Berryman was a keynote speaker at the 2018 Duke TIP State Recognition Ceremony held at ECU’s Hendrix Theater on Friday, May 11, 2018. Glenesha spoke to the attending 7th graders enrolled in the 7th Grade Duke TIP Talent Search program about “minding the gap” as they progress from middle school to high

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Cariño’s poem “Feast” printed in broadside
Broadsides of East Carolina Department of English alumna Ina Cariño’s poem “Feast” are available for pre-order. “Feast” was the winner of our 2017 Poetry Broadside Contest.   The broadsides will be printed at Sundress Academy for the Arts on a full-size working 19th century Challenge copy of a C&P old-style letterpress.   Josephine “Ina” Cariño’s work has appeared in such

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Graduation
Congratulations ECU Graduates!!
Congratulations ECU English Class of 2018! A special shout out to the department’s Outstanding Graduating Students: Undergrad: Victoria Ann Dudley, with honorable mentions going to  Madeline Ann Daniel and Paige A. Vaughan.   Master’s: Omar Sutherland, with honorable mentions going to Cameron Green and Kelsey Burroughs.   As we wrap up the semester, we would like to wish all of our: graduates, current students, and faculty,

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