English

Dr. Richard Vela and his students went to see two versions of The Tempest at the American Shakespeare Center on November 5, 2022.
Dr. Richard Vela and his students went to see two versions of The Tempest at the American Shakespeare Center on November 5, 2022.
English faculty and students read short works at the 2022 Dead Authors Night. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Berntsen)
English faculty and students read short works at the 2022 Dead Authors Night. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Berntsen)
Dr. Mike Berntsen reads short passages at the 2022 Dead Authors Nigh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Berntsen)
Dr. Mike Berntsen reads short passages at the 2022 Dead Authors Nigh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Berntsen)
Congratulations to our 2022 Sigma Tau Delta inductees! (Photo courtesy of Dr. Berntsen)
Congratulations to our 2022 Sigma Tau Delta inductees! (Photo courtesy of Dr. Berntsen)
Dr. Richard Vela presents at the Popular Culture Association Conference in New Orleans.
Dr. Richard Vela presents at the Popular Culture Association Conference in New Orleans.
The Student Engagement Committee celebrated Banned Books Week on Sept. 20, 2022.
Dr. Zachary Laminack (seated) researched Kurt Vonnegut’s study of anthropology and Indigenous political and social movements at Indiana University’s Lilly Library, where Vonnegut’s archival materials are housed. The archival research was part of a CAS-funded grant to investigate the influence of Indigenous activism on Vonnegut’s novels in the 1950s-1960s.
Dr. Zachary Laminack (seated) researched Kurt Vonnegut’s study of anthropology and Indigenous political and social movements at Indiana University’s Lilly Library, where Vonnegut’s archival materials are housed. The archival research was part of a CAS-fun

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The English Program

Welcome to the English Program at the University of North Carolina Pembroke! Whether you intend to study literature, teach English, or write creatively or professionally for a living,  you can tailor our degree programs to meet your career goals! 

In our undergraduate and graduate programs, students and faculty get to know each other well. We cap undergraduate courses at 20 students so that faculty can work one-on-one with students and provide quality feedback in a timely manner. Our low student-to-faculty ratio fosters a safe learning environment and encourages large- and small-group student discussions and questions. 

Our program also offers many opportunities for students to practice what they've learned in their courses. Students publish their writing in our departmental publicationsintern at professional work sites, present at conferences, and network with peers in student organizations.