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Meet a Tar Heel: Thomas Wolfe Scholar Alex Gast

September 29, 2022

Alex Gast is one of this year’s two recipients of the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, a four-year, full-ride merit scholarship for exceptional students interested in creative writing. The scholarship is given by the department of English and comparative literature.

Two faculty awarded NEH grants

January 24, 2022

Awards will fund a digital monograph on the poet Langston Hughes and development of a critical game studies curriculum.

Bookmark This

December 3, 2021

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book: “North Carolina: Land of Water, Land of Sky” (UNC Press) by Bland Simpson.

Meet a Tar Heel: Luisa Peñaflor: Poet and Thomas Wolfe Scholar

October 5, 2021

Luisa Peñaflor, a first-year creative writing major from Simpsonville, South Carolina, is the 2021 Thomas Wolfe Scholarship recipient. We spoke with Peñaflor about her creative writing background and her first-year experience as a Thomas Wolfe Scholar.

Bookmark This

September 2, 2021

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni, published the first week of each month. This month’s featured book: “Everywhere You Don’t Belong” by Gabriel Bump, assistant professor of creative writing.

Finding a different path

May 10, 2021

Tim Sloan developed a passion for writing and honed his skills with the support from faculty members and classmates. He’ll now take his newfound interest to inspire a new generation of students as a middle school English teacher.

Celebration, community, curiosity

April 14, 2021

Heidi Kim, director of Carolina’s new Asian American Center, discusses how the center’s first few months went during the pandemic, the rise in anti-Asian racism and violence nationally and locally, and a resulting “silver lining” for the center.