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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Frost to Spend Summer at National Humanities Center
Dr. Erin Frost was selected for a summer residency at the National Humanities Center (Research Triangle Park, NC), and is now featured in ECUnow — “English Associate Professor Selected for National Humanities Center Summer Residency.” “I’m so excited and really honored,” Frost said. “I’m thrilled that there is a program like this to support projects in the humanities.” Frost will spend

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Hallberg’s Short Story Featured in Riggwelter
Teaching Associate Professor, Christy Hallberg, published the short story “Fistful of Mercy” in issue 18 (February 2019) of Riggwelter! Go English!

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Raper Publishes Two Short Stories
Angela Raper recently published two short stories. Raper’s short story “Right on Schedule” was published in issue 16.5 of The Same. Her short story “Obituary” was published in Chaleur Magazine. Go English!

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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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