Department of English

FROM LITERATURE TO WRITING TO LINGUISTICS:

EXPLORE OUR MANY EXCITING PROGRAMS

The English Department offers degree-concentrations in a variety of specialized areas of study: literature, creative writing, digital technology, and pedagogy. Read More.

The Department of English offers five minors: Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies, Diverse Literatures and Cultural Studies, English, Linguistics, and Technical and Professional Writing. Read More.

We offer an M.A. in English, an M.A./M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and Certificates in Applied Linguistics as well as Technical/Professional writing. Read More.


About Us

The English Department offers a variety of courses in creative writing, linguistics, literature, pedagogy, rhetoric, and technical communication. These courses foster students’ abilities to think critically, to read analytically, and to communicate effectively in oral and written form. Because these advanced literary skills are in high demand, our former students have found careers in fields such as teaching, technical/professional writing, editing, publishing, advertising, public relations, and nonprofits, as well as in business, financial services, and banking. Others have pursued advanced degrees in literature, law, medicine, teaching, and business administration.

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Brittany Olson (B.A. 2021, with Honors) recently learned that she has been named the 2024 GoodLit Poetry Fellow. CharlotteLit announced that the fellowship “provides an emerging poet with a full year of opportunities that broaden their knowledge of craft, expand their platform within the city, further their experience with workshop facilitation, assist them in navigating […]

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Dr. Pilar Blitvich, an expert in pragmatics and (im)politeness research, has just published Pragmatics, (Im)politeness, and Intergroup Communication: A Multilayered Discursive Analysis of Cancel Culture with Cambridge University Press. This book adopts in-depth, qualitative discursive analysis to explore the processes involved in creating Cancel Culture, both online and offline. Blitvich describes these processes as “degradation […]

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Eddie Hicks was recently named a finalist for the 2024 Charlotte Lit/South poetry award. Eddie received his M.A. in English in 2022 with a Concentration in Creative Writing. He is now working  as a Program Coordinator for the Communication Across the Curriculum office on campus.

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Published by Reaktion Books, Professor Alan Rauch’s book Sloth offers a “colorful and wide-ranging biological and cultural history” of sloths. One reviewer wrote that the book offers “a well-woven story on sloths that is as engaging and entertaining as it is educational. Wonderfully erudite and richly illustrated, this work is not just an excellent summary […]

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Luther “Cole” Kissam V will graduate with a B.A. degree in English on December 15, 2023. He  has a concentration in Creative Writing and completed the English Honors program. While working to complete his degree, Cole published a book of poetry that explores his experiences with mental illness. The poems in his book Have I […]

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Dr. Pilar Blitvich recently learned that she is ranked among the world’s top 2% most-cited researchers and top 400 linguists. This ranking is compiled by Stanford University professor John P.A. Ioannidis, available through the Elsevier Data Repository. Researchers included in the database are categorized in 22 scientific disciplines and 174 sub-fields. This remarkable achievement points to […]

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Department of English
9201 University City Blvd.
Fretwell 275
Charlotte, NC 28223

Tel: 704‑687‑0011
Fax: 704‑687‑1401

Department Chair:
Paula Eckard [pgeckard@charlotte.edu]

Graduate:
Lara Vetter [LVetter@charlotte.edu], Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Chair
Monica Burke [mfalston@charlotte.edu], Administrative Support Associate 

Undergraduate:
Clayton Tarr [ctarr2@charlotte.edu], Director of Undergraduate Studies
Gina Karp [Gina.Karp@charlotte.edu], Academic Advisor
Monica Burke [mfalston@charlotte.edu], Administrative Support Associate 

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