Considering an English Major? It May Be For You, If You Want To… teach English in high school be a journalist or editor be a poet or novelist be a lawyer teach English at a college or university have a strong liberal arts education
Welcome to graduate studies in English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Our department offers a full range of graduate programs, including the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and the Doctor of Philosophy.
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Congratulations to Creative Writing Professor Holly Goddard Jones on the publication of her newest book, Antipodes! Purchase your copy here.
Posted on June 22, 2022
Evangeline Lothian is a high school senior, a published poet, and bilingual in French. She’s also working on her final […]
Posted on June 9, 2022
Congratulations to Hannah Ward for winning the 2022 English Department Research Essay Contest! Hannah Ward is a third-year English, secondary […]
Posted on June 6, 2022
Words are power, and learning to deconstruct and analyze the power words hold over us is more important than ever. My time in the program taught me that words can construct our realities, they can hold us under or lift us up, and they ultimately determine our potential in the world. I am more convinced than ever that we will never truly create a loving, uplifting society until we learn how to stop leveraging words as a club with which to beat others and start using them as an opportunity to empathize with those around us. Reading gives us the means by which to walk in others’ shoes. As we live in these dark times, stone-hearted against what others have to say, may we learn to listen twice as much as we speak.
Serving most of the university’s students through three core classes, the College Writing Program at UNCG teaches writing through an awareness of rhetoric so that students can craft their arguments with a specific audience, situation, and purpose in mind.