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October 19, 2023

2023 Homecoming English Alumni Event


Join the UNCG Department of English as we welcome our returning alumni, renew our connections, and celebrate our achievements! Register here.

October 4, 2023
4:30 PM

The Last Lecture Series with Dr. Denise Baker

The English department, in partnership with the Office of Alumni Engagement, is proud to announce




The Last lecture is an opportunity for retiring professors to reflect on a career in higher education and what they have learned over their years in the classroom.

These events are made more meaningful by including former students as well as family, friends, and colleagues – a visual representation of the lives impacted within the professors’s sphere of influence.

Date: OCTOBER 4, 2023
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: MHRA 1215


The lecture and follow-up Q&A will last approximately 45 minutes,
with a reception to follow in the Humanities Lounge (MHRA 3501).


Denise Baker smiling in front of a full bookshelf

Dr. Denise Baker


The MHRA Building location:

1111 Spring Garden Street


May 4, 2023
2 PM

English Department Recognition Ceremony

UNCG Auditorium, 408 Tate Street.

October 19, 2022

“From Application to Career: Teaching English in Community Colleges”

You are invited! “From Application to Career: Teaching English in Community Colleges”
All are welcome for a live Zoom chat on Wed Oct 19 from 5-6 pm with Dr. Kristy Crawley, Professor of English at Forsyth Technical Community College. Dr. Crawley will share her insights in working at a community college and will take time to answer questions from those in attendance. Hosted by the Department of English Graduate Placement Committee. Please see flyer attached.

October 6, 2022

English Department Open House

Fall 2022 Open House

October 18, 2021

English Majors Fair

Come meet your professors! Drop by for snacks, giveaways, and conversations!

February 26, 2021
7 PM

MFA Thesis Reading Livestream: Sophie Nunberg & Michael Springer

Loose Lips

A Thesis Reading of Fiction & Poetry by Sophie Nunberg & Michael Springer

Friday, February 26 at 7 p.m.

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February 19, 2021
7 PM

MFA Thesis Reading Livestream: Joe Dunne, Megan Gower, and Chris Swensen

Escape to Nowhere

A Thesis reading of Fiction & Poetry by Joe Dunne, Megan Gower, and Chris Swensen

Friday, February 19 at 7 p.m.

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February 12, 2021
7 PM

MFA Thesis Reading Livestream: Brianna Azua & Ashlee Shefer

Art in the time of Isolation
A thesis Reading by Ashlee Shefer and Brianna Azua
Friday, February 12th at 7PM
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February 12, 2021
2 PM

2nd Annual Douglass Day Event – Zoom

Douglass Day is a nationwide event presented by the Colored Conventions Project where students, faculty, and community members from across the country will collaborate to transcribe previously unpublished writings from Black historical figures with the goal of creating archives that will help make these important documents more accessible to researchers, teachers, students, and communities.

This year, Douglass Day participants will be transcribing the papers of the feminist and antiracist activist Mary Church Terrell, whose incredibly career spans nearly a century. Please encourage your students to come by and please come by yourselves–you don’t have to stay the whole time and you’re welcome to come and go as you can!

You can register for the event at

For questions, please contact RJ Boutelle at

February 5, 2021
7 PM

MFA Thesis Reading Livestream: Cortney Esco and Aaron Graham

You, Me, and Divinity
A Thesis Reading of Fiction & Poetry by Cortney Esco and Aaron Graham
Friday, February 5th at 7 p.m.
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September 17, 2020

New MFA Faculty Member, Derek Palacio, Virtual Read

Youtube link for live stream

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November 14, 2019

Southeastern Medieval Association Annual Conference

The mission of the Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) is to promote the study and enjoyment of the Middle Ages by students at every level of expertise. Professional and independent scholars from various branches of medieval studies–history, arts, science, philosophy, archaeology, paleography, theology, language, and literatures–make the Association’s annual meeting a forum for scholarly and pedagogical growth within those disciplines as well as a platform for interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration. Members publish their research in the Association’s refereed journal, Medieval Perspectives. The SEMA Executive Council is comprised of representatives from various fields of medieval studies and from the ranks of graduate students members.


SEMA Webpage

September 18, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Undergraduate English Majors Open House

Are you an English major or minor—or thinking about becoming one?

Please join us at the English Department Open House on Wednesday, September 18th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Humanities Faculty and Staff lounge (MHRA 3501). Meet other students who share your interests and members of the faculty who will be on hand to discuss our various programs.

Enjoy refreshments, and take home departmental swag!

September 6, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00pm

Graduate Student Welcome Reception

The English Department will hold its annual Graduate Student Welcome Reception on Friday September 6th in MHRA 3501, the Humanities Faculty and Staff Lounge.