Welcome! We live in a world of words. The means of delivery has changed over the centuries from vellum manuscripts to paper books to pixels on a screen, but verbal language continues to be the primary means by which people everywhere share ideas. Knowing that the people who will lead and succeed in the future are those who can use language effectively, the Department of English and Theatre helps students become strong readers, writers, and speakers.
Do you have questions about the English or Theatre major? If you're considering a major or minor in English, theatre, writing, or speech, you've come to the right place! Check out our brochure about our undergraduate programs. If you've ever asked yourself "What can I do with a degree in ______?" the Career Center can answer that question for you (scroll down until you see English or Theatre). If you are already a major or minor in our department, the links to the right can provide you quick access to course schedules and degree checklists.
Are you considering graduate study in English? If you are thinking about graduate school options, please see the flyer for our Master's programs, or visit the program's home page. If you are a current UNCP English or English Education major, we have a new MA in English Education admissions program just for you.
Are you looking for your instructor? You can find professors' office and phone numbers, email addresses, and office hours on our Faculty and Staff page. This map of the Dial Building can help you locate a specific instructor's office.
Do you have questions about First Year Composition? Policies and information about the courses can be found on our Writing page.
Are you looking for suggestions about what to read this summer? The faculty of English and Theatre present our second annual Summer Reading List, featuring a wide variety of books that will entertain you and keep your mind sharp.
Announcements and Events
English Education Internship Award
Established in Fall 2012 to honor the retirement of Dr. Virginia P. Jones, the English Education Internship Award provides scholarship assistance to senior English Education majors during their internship semester. Funds for this year's award were donated by colleagues and friends to honor Dr. Dennis Sigmon for his past service as Coordinator of Undergraduate English Education and his ongoing commitment to preparing our majors for careers in teaching. Four students chosen by the English Education Committee received awards for the spring 2014 semester: Arielle Beal, Paulette DeGrood, Karen Henderson, and Kelly Yarn.
Pembroke Magazine's 45th edition – the first issue from new editor Jessica Pitchford -- features poetry by Jenn Blair, Matthew Dulany, Eric Lee, Elizabeth Modder, Lenard D. Moore, Matthew J. Spireng, and many more. There's fiction from Gilbert Allen, Neil Connelly, Katie Cortese, Cheryl Diane Kidder, Ashley Harris Paul, and Emily Roberson, as well as nonfiction by Katie Burgess, Susan Finch, BJ Hollars, and Dionisia Morales. Perie Longo reviews Glenna Luschei's Leaving It All Behind. Plus: Forrest Anderson interviews New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash.
Congratulations! At the Faculty Awards Dinner on April 26, 2013, Dr. Roger Ladd, Associate Professor with the English and Theatre department, received an Outstanding Teaching Award.
The department is pleased to announce that the 2013 edition of ReVisions, the magazine of best student essays, is now available. Look for print copies around campus, or read it on the ReVisions page.
The Spring 2013 issue of our departmental newsletter, The Beacon, is now available on our News page. The students and faculty of the Department of English and Theatre have been busy, and we are proud to share our accomplishments with you.
English and Theatre majors and alums, don't forget to check out our page dedicated to fellowships and other opportunities.