Joyce Carol Oates and John Updike are just two of the many speakers the English Department has helped bring to the campus. If you want to talk to the best minds in literature, the English Department is a great starting place. Check out who else we've brought to campus..
Want to see England the way Jane Austin saw it? You can -- if you are awarded one of the dozen or so fellowships that Mr. Charles F.Green III provides. details are here.
Your first step to getting a Wentworth is to figure out what author or literary figure you'd like to follow. And then fill out this form.
Here is a handy map from International Programs -- just click on the country you'd lke to study in, and a list of programs will come up. Details here.
English in Action Showcase
Want to get a sampling of what other students have accomplished in their classes? Take a look.
Clubs and Societies
The English Club is an organization open to all UNCW students (regardless of major) who share an interest not only in literature, but also in areas such as:
- American studies
- Popular culture
To encourage these interests, the English Club -- over and above its regular meetings and social functions -- sponsors and encourages such experiences as:
- Informal discussion forums
- Community cultural events
- On- and off-campus cultural opportunities, such as theatrical performances, film screenings, and poetry and fiction readings.
Sigma Tau Delta
Sigma Tau Delta is the international English Honor Society. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, it was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University. The purposes of the Society are:
- To confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies.
- To promote an interest in literature and English language on campus and in the community.
- To foster the discipline of English in all its aspects, including creative and critical writing.
Sigma Tau Delta offers several scholarships and awards and opportunities for publication in its two journals, The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle and The Sigma Tau Delta Review.
Here's a link to Sigma Tau Delta's UNCW blog:
Eligibility: Students must have completed three semesters of college work, have attained a minimum of a B average in English courses, and rank at least in the highest 35% of their class in general scholarship.
Details are available in the English Department Office
or just click on Ashley Bissette to find out more.