Dr. Brooksie Harrington is featured in a video promoting the Cape Fear Regional Theatre’s The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders. Dr. Harrington is the play’s musical director. The play will be running locally through March 24 and tells the story of a pivotal moment in America’s Civil Rights Movement and is based on the experiences of historical figures ranging from Stokely Carmichael and Martin Luther King, Jr. to Robert F. Kennedy.
Congratulations to Dr. Phylissa Deroze, assistant professor of English, for being named the United Way’s Volunteer of the Year for Cumberland County.
Our department has been in the news twice in recent weeks. Professor Carole Weatherford’s English 370 course, Hip Hop: Poetry, Politics, and Popular Culture, was recently profiled in the Fayetteville Observer in an article by Venita Jenkins. The article focuses on Ms. Weatherford’s interest in the history and evolution of hip hop and on the value of learning about this musical, artistic, and cultural phenomenon.
In other news, Dr. Chuck Tryon published an editorial in the Raleigh News and Observer, in which he made the argument that we need to do a better job of recognizing the value of liberal arts degrees, especially in terms of the skills that many students in majors like English can learn during their academic careers.
This is the new and improved blog for the English Department at Fayetteville State University. We will be providing periodic updates about department events, student and professor success stories, internship opportunities, and any other information that may be pertinent to our community.
In case you are interested in learning more about our programs, including our B.A. and B.S. degrees, and our graduate and undergraduate professional writing certificates, check out the department’s website. We take great pride in posting all of our course syllabi so that visitors will be able to learn quickly what we teach.
We also have a number of professors who have published research extensively in a wide range of topics, as well as award-winning poets and children’s literature authors. And if you have any questions about our department, feel free to get in contact with us.