Buckner Speakers

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..


wentworth travel

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 the form on this page.

Apply Deadline: Oct. 20

Want to see where others have gone before? The complete list is here.

go global

Paris, London, Madrid, Rome – and beyond – all begin with a visit to International Programs. Figure out where you want to go, and follow the step-by-step directions to get there.

English in Action Showcase

Want to get a sampling of what other students have accomplished in their classes? Take a look.

Sigma Tau Delta celebrates their win of the national Outstanding Chapter Award for the 2012/2013 academic year.

Members of Sigma Tau Delta celebrate winning the national Outstanding Chapter Award for the 2013/2014 academic year with a special cake donated by a local Harris Teeter.

Awards and Honors

Scholarships and Awards

The Department of English sponsors a number of scholarships, including:

The Michael D. Wentworth Student Travel Fellowship

The fellowship fund, the gift of Mr. Charles F. Green III, provides around $23,000 annually to allow a select number of students to travel to sites, in America or abroad, associated with their favorite writers and works of literature.

Important Dates:

Informational Meeting: Sept. 10, 5-6 p.m. in Morton 202
Upcoming Wentworth Fellowship Application Deadline: Oct. 20
Wentworth Fellowship Presentation: Oct. 8, 2-4 p.m. in Randall Library, first floor.

Application (opens as Word .docx document)

List of previous Wentworth Fellows

Contact Information:
Direct all questions about the Wentworth Fellowship to committee chair:

Dr. Alex Porco                     (porcoa@uncw.edu)

Find out more about about Wentworth Fellowships.

Academic Scholarships

Applicants will be considered for all scholarships (listed below) for which they are eligible.

The Louise Jackson Green Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an English major based on merit as a first priority, with exemplary moral character and leadership potential serving as secondary considerations. The student must be a formally declared English major with a concentration in literary studies and must be a rising junior or senior.
List of Louise Jackson Green Scholarship recipients.

The Anne Green Saus Scholarship

Sigma Tau Delta advisor Ashley Sumerel presents Chapter President Caitlin Willow with the chapter of the year award. - Photo by Rory Laverty

This scholarship is awarded annually to an English major with a concentration in literary studies or professional writing. The scholarship will be awarded with merit as the first consideration and need (confirmed through the financial aid office) as a secondary consideration. The scholarship will be valued at the in-state tuition and fee rate in effect at the time of award plus a $200 book allowance.

List of Anne Green Saus Scholarship recipients.

The Gerald S. Rosselot Scholarship

The recipient of this merit scholarship will be selected on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement. Financial need will be a secondary consideration. The recipient will be a senior majoring in a degree program offered by the Department of English.

The University Bookstore Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to two English majors at $125 each, to be used for textbooks and supplies at the University Bookstore.

Jo Ann Seiple Composition Essay Contest

First place winners in each of four categories receive $100; runners-up receive $50. Categories include personal essay, rhetorical analysis, researched persuasive or argumentative paper, and multi-modal essay. All essays are due April 15, 2015, but may be submitted at any time during the school year before that date.

Please submit your essay by uploading it to this Dropbox account (http://dropitto.me/hallenbecks), with your name, email address, instructor, and preferred submission category at the top of the first page. Use "composition" as your password. In addition, make sure to complete our release form and submit it to your composition instructor or to Dr. Hallenbeck in Morton Hall room 160.

In addition to cash prizes, all winners will be recognized at the Spring English in Action Showcase and published, with their permission, in the UNCW Composition Guidebook for the next school year.

Each student is limited to two submissions per school year, and all submissions must involve work done for composition classes during the 2014-2015 school year.

Who's eligible? Students in English 100, 101, 103, 200 or 201.

Deadline for applying: April 15

The Outstanding Graduating English Major Award

Awarded at spring graduation each year, English faculty choose a graduating major who, in their judgment, has worked hardest for the betterment of the department, its majors, and him or herself.

The Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Awarded at spring graduation each year, English graduate faculty choose a graduate student who, in their judgment, has worked hardest for the betterment of the department, its graduate students, and him or herself .



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