English

Sep 8, 2017

Submit Your Stories to the NC State Fiction Contest

Drawing more than 300 entrants last year, this free literary contest is open to North Carolina residents and is one of the largest free-to-enter writing contests in the South.

Aug 30, 2017 | WUNC-FM

Spewing Venom And Mingling With Humans: What Movies Get Wrong About Dinosaurs

NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon joins several NC State paleontologists on this radio broadcast about dinosaur depictions in the movies, and how accurate information on the screen can help bridge the gap between scientists and the public.

Aug 17, 2017 | Salon

The sound of inclusion: Why teachers’ words matter

NC State's Language and Life Project provides videos and podcasts about language that can help teachers learn how to respond to students who speak differently and avoid cultural and linguistic bias.

Aug 9, 2017 | WUNC-FM

Movies on the Radio: Vacation Films

The most compelling vacation films may be those that show characters another side of themselves. NC State's film studies prof Marsha Gordon discusses vacation films on WUNC-FM's "Movies on the Radio" program.

Aug 9, 2017 | The Atlantic

Sampling DNA From a 1,000-Year-Old Illuminated Manuscript

NC State English Prof Tim Stinson looks to animal DNA to discover how book production changed over time. Early manuscripts were likely made up of related animals from the same herd. But as book-producing guilds sprang up in cities, parchment arrived from all over.

Aug 8, 2017

Meet Our New Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes a dozen new tenured and tenure-track faculty to its ranks for the 2017-2018 year. Their scholarship and research interests range from race and immigration to organizational health psychology and urban food systems of the ancient world.

Aug 7, 2017 | Copywriter and Digital Media Architect

Maryellen Smith (M.S. Technical Communication ’07)

Alumna Maryellen Smith explains how her degree in technical communication serves her well every day.

Jul 31, 2017

Dialects Aren’t ‘Bad English’ — They’re Patterns

Graduate student Jessica Hatcher discusses the importance of educating teachers and others about language variation.

Jul 27, 2017 | New Scientist

DNA of Long-Dead Cows Read From Pages of Medieval Books

A year-by-year record of domestic animals spanning more than a millennium has essentially been captured in European libraries through the DNA preserved in parchment. “We are all accustomed to hearing research termed ‘ground-breaking’ – that is not in any way an overstatement here,” says NC State Professor of English Tim Stinson.

Jul 14, 2017 | The Conversation

Combatting Stereotypes About Appalachian Dialects

There’s a long history of misconceptions about the Appalachian dialect. Walt Wolfram, sociolinguistics, featured.