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Teaching poetry and literature in prison

September 20, 2022

Theodore Nollert, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of English and comparative literature, has taught American poetry and literature to an unexpected audience. He has traveled to Granville Correctional Institution dozens of times this year to teach a course to inmates.

Bookmark This

September 1, 2022

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College people, published the first week of each month. This month’s featured book is “Black Folk Could Fly: Selected Writings by Randall Kenan.” The department of English and comparative literature will host an event Sept. 11 celebrating the book.

Forging connections with veterans through literature

March 29, 2022

English faculty member Hilary Lithgow has led a North Carolina Humanities’ Veterans Reading Group for over five years, building relationships among group participants and reaching across political, social and generational divides.

Bookmark This

March 4, 2022

In our March “Bookmark This” feature, we highlight “Valley of Want” (Unicorn Press, January 2022) by Ross White, who also shares a poem with us. White is teaching assistant professor of creative writing.

#GDTBATH: Emily Madrzykowski

February 2, 2022

Emily Madrzykowski had dreams of becoming a tour guide even before becoming a Tar Heel. Now an admissions ambassador, she guides prospective students through campus, sharing the Carolina story along the way.

Meet a 2021 winter graduate: Elliot Carey

December 8, 2021

Winter graduate Elliot Carey found his true passion for social work by serving his local community through volunteering with the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem program. Learn more about this Carolina senior and read one of his poems.