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Laura Severin

Nov 15, 2017

Laura Severin Named Head, Department of English

NC State’s Department of English will welcome Laura Severin as head, effective January 1, 2018. Severin takes over from Tony Harrison, who will return to the faculty after serving as head with energy and distinction for 11 years. 

Jun 21, 2017

Movies on the Radio: Superhero Films That Soared, Or Splattered

NC State film studies prof Marsha Gordon joins WUNC State of Things host Frank Stasio to discuss what we look for in our heroes, who should count as “super,” how the genre is changing and whether technology is helping or hurting it. 

Jun 9, 2017

Wolfram in NYC to discuss “Talking Black in America”

NC State Professor of English Walt Wolfram was in New York recently to discuss "Talking Black in America" on the Build Series. The documentary produced by Wolfram and NC State's Language and Life Project explores the story and impact of African American speech in our culture. 

May 8, 2017

Students, Alumni Selected for Prestigious Fulbright Grants

Six Humanities and Social Sciences students and alumni will teach English or conduct research abroad after winning prestigious Fulbright grants for the 2017-18 academic year. 

May 2, 2017

College Honors Its Exceptional Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences faculty were recognized at the college's annual awards reception on April 25, 2017. 

Apr 19, 2017

Movies On The Radio: Dystopian Films

WUNC's host Frank Stasio talks with expert Marsha Gordon, film professor at NC State, about how dystopian art emerges from societal reaction to politics and government. 

Apr 10, 2017

The Sound of Inclusion: Why Teachers’ Words Matter

NC State's Language and Life project is a valuable tool for teachers seeking to understand the role and value of linguistic diversity in the classroom. 

Mar 10, 2017

Dystopian Fiction is Selling Like There’s No Tomorrow

Dystopian works, long staples of English lit courses, are attracting new audiences. John Morillo, English, featured. 

Feb 22, 2017

Celebrating the Extraordinary: Honoring Our Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship recipients got to meet the donors who make their awards possible at the college's annual luncheon honoring both groups on Feb. 16. 

Feb 10, 2017

Sam Fuller Broke The Mold For Hollywood War Films

Professor Marsha Gordon's new book "Film is like a Battleground " explores the legacy of 1950s filmmaker Sam Fuller. Listen to her discuss the book on WUNC's The State of Things.