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English and comparative literature professor Daniel Anderson pictured in his office.(photo by Megan May)

Scroll, Click, Compose

Imagine a new kind of humanities study that emphasizes construction over criticism, personal interpretation over competitive argument, and serendipity over planned outcomes. Using digital media, Daniel Anderson changes how students and scholars interact with literature.

Jamie Blake

Jamie Blake is selected as Harold J. Glass USAF Graduate Fellow

Jamie Blake, a UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral student in musicology, will serve as the Harold J. Glass USAF Graduate Fellow for academic year 2018-19 – providing, among other benefits, mentoring from the professor who selected her specifically for the award.

photo of Joshua David Robinson and Christine Mirzayan

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood”

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly opens its 2018-2019 mainstage season with the regional premiere of Ken Ludwig’s “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood,” a play with music directed by Jessie Austrian and featuring original music by Jack Herrick, of North Carolina’s Red Clay Ramblers.

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Songwriter Gillian Welch to be honored with UNC’s Thomas Wolfe Prize

Award-winning composer-lyricist-performer Gillian Welch will be honored by UNC Chapel Hill’s Department of English & Comparative Literature with the Thomas Wolfe Prize this fall.

The new class of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars (group shot, standing outside George Wattt Hill Alumni Center)

UNC faculty recognized for engaged scholarship, work connecting with community

Nine Carolina faculty members, including those in the College of Arts & Sciences, were recognized as Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars for their community engagement through scholarly endeavors.

Danny Peralta

Danny Peralta and the Carolina Works Program

Carolina Works provides financial opportunites to undergraduate students through work-study poistions.

black and white photo of a flag saying "A man was lynched yesterday"

A History Suppressed

A dark time in our nation’s history, the period between the end of post-Civil War Reconstruction and 1950 saw thousands of African Americans murdered via lynching – predominantly in the South. Two UNC professors hope to honor these individuals by uncovering injustices that, for decades, have been systematically erased from public memory.