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.
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 go out to two student publications advised by English and Theatre faculty, which took prizes at the North Carolina College Media Association Conference on Feb. 18, 2012. The Aurochs literary magazine (advised by Dr. Karen Helgeson) won four individual awards; the Indianhead yearbook (advised by Ms. Sara Oswald) won a Best of Show award (second place overall) and five individual awards. For further details on specific awards, please see our News page.
The English & Theatre Department is proud to announce the recipients of our department scholarships. The Grace Loving Gibson Endowed Scholarship, which is awarded to a talented student writer, was given to Mari L. DeRuntz, an English Education major. The John Green Memorial Scholarship for excellence in creative writing was awarded to Samantha J. Cosgrove, an English major and Creative Writing minor. The Sue Betty Locklear Endowed Scholarship, which is annually given to a promising, non-traditional student seeking financial assistance, was awarded to Paulette DeGrood, an English Education major and History minor. Please join us in congratulating these excellent students!
Students, are you looking for the University Writing Center? As of July 25th, the Writing Center has moved to the D. F. Lowry Building, room 308. You can still get all the same great writing services, so please drop by and check out the new location.
Congratulations to the Department of English and Theatre scholarship winners for 2012-13: Mary Hunter (John Green Memorial Scholarship), Lucy Prevost (Sue Betty Locklear Endowed Scholarship), and Savanna Fowler (Grace Loving Gibson Endowed Scholarship).
The Fall 2012 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.
Congratulations to Dr. Michele Fazio and her ENG 1060 students, who won the first annual Diane Jones Award for Service-Learning, presented at the Service-Learning Symposium that was held April 24-25.
The award recognizes the work that Dr. Fazio and her students did in an
oral history project in conjunction with the Lumbee tribe. See photo on
our News page.
At the Faculty Appreciation Dinner on April 23rd, two English and Theatre faculty were recognized for outstanding work: Dr. Monika Brown received an Outstanding Teaching Award, while Mr. Holden Hansen received an Adolph L. Dial Scholarship and Creativity Award. See photo on our News page.
Congratulations go out to English and Theatre students whose work won awards at the 2012 Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium on April 20th: 1st Place in Oral Presentations: Tank Steiner; 1st Place in Humanities and Mass Communication: Amelia Philbrook; Honorable Mention in Humanities and Mass Communication: Patricia S. Taylor and Kaitlyn West. Other E&T students participated in the symposium as well; see photos on our News page.
Congratulations go out to two student publications advised by English and Theatre faculty, which took prizes at the North Carolina College Media Association Conference on Feb. 18, 2012. The Aurochs literaray magazine (advised by Dr. Karen Helgeson) won four individual awards; the Indianhead yearbook (advised by Ms. Sara Oswald) won a Best of Show award (second place overall) and five individual awards. For further details on specific awards, please see our News page.
English and Theatre majors and alums, don't forget to check out our page dedicated to fellowships and other opportunities.
Updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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