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.



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.

English Department News

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Atkinson to Serve as HBCU Representative
LaKela Atkinson, a current PhD student, has been elected to a two-year term on the Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) Board as the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Representative. Atkinson will be working closely with HBCUs and helping the organization meet the needs of these institutions. Go English!

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Huang Lectures at Guangdong University in China
Dr. Su-ching Huang, gave two lectures and one roundtable workshop at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China, during the holiday break. Guangdong University published a news story about Su-ching’s visit. The article is written in Mandarin, but through translation, the article states, “[Lectures such as these] are of great benefit to promoting the academic development of our college.” Dr. Huang’s

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Glover’s Essay One of Most Read in 2018
Dr. Brian Glover’s essay “David Sedaris and Growing Up Northern in the South, 1965–1983,” was one of the ten most-read articles of the year in Southern Cultures, which is “is an academic quarterly about the history and cultures of the U.S. South, published by UNC Press with the Center for the Study of the American South for readers in the South

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Kitta Publishes Lecture
Dr. Andrea Kitta published the lecture “Vaccination Myths”  in the Spring 2019 issue of Ethical Record, the proceedings of the Conway Hall Ethical Society. Kitta delivered this lecture in London in July 2018. The lecture can be found at: Go English!

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Miles Receives Award for GAME P.L.A.Y.
Gera Miles, a Teaching Instructor with ECU’s English department, and his co-creator, Dion Dail, received the WNCT-TV Southern Stars Award for their GAME P.L.A.Y. initiative. P.L.A.Y. (Police, Life, and Youth) brings together local youth and law-enforcement officers. In 2018, GAME P.L.A.Y. received the best-irons humanitarian award from the Human Relations Council in Greenville. “Everybody loves to play video games or just games in

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