Department of English

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Hate speech has no home in Morton Hall. The Department of English stands against the abhorrent rhetoric of racism, bigotry, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, misogyny, and religious intolerance. We oppose any forms of harassment against UNCW colleagues and students, and repudiate any tactics that encourage cyberbullying, stoke fear, and suppress diversity in its myriad iterations.   

Morton Hall is not just a brick-and-mortar structure. It is an emporium for the exchange of different ideas. As the current stewards of this space, we view it as our responsibility to promote comity, preserve the right to free expression, and affirm the dignity of all. The first floor of Morton Hall, which houses the English Department, has become a haven for students seeking intellectual and social community. And, it will stay this way.

Welcome to the Department of English

Majoring in English at UNC Wilmington means more than reading books and writing papers. The best minds in the country meet the students on the common ground of learning through the Buckner Lectures, which has brought such notables as Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike and award-winning author Susan Cheever to campus.

Here, English majors are part of a community of learners, contributing original scholarship and also putting this knowledge into practice.

From one-on-one interaction with faculty to service learning opportunities built into the curriculum, the English Department values student contributions and supports them in experiences that prepare them for life after college.